Chapter Spotlight

Although AAFP News regularly covers developments that affect family physicians on the national level, many of those developments originate in the various AAFP constituent chapters. The Chapter Spotlight series is designed as an opportunity to look at chapters, their members and the innovative ideas being promulgated at the chapter level. Many chapters, their members and their communities struggle with the same problems, and this series allows these stories to be told so other AAFP members can learn from their lessons.

Strength of Oklahoma AFP Rooted in Student Programming

October 31, 2014 11:08 pm — Each September, first-year students at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City are invited to a welcome luncheon organized by the school's Family and Community Medicine Interest Group. The welcome lunch and subsequent monthly luncheons help dispel common myths about family medicine and enable students to explore what it's like to be a family doctor.

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Recent Chapter Spotlight Stories

09/30/2014 — Thanks to an innovative program that links subspecialists with primary care professionals, a growing number of New Mexico patients are receiving subspecialty care directly from their family physicians.

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Utah AFP Fights for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Chapter Urges Legislators to Restrict Distribution, Use of Nicotine Delivery Devices

08/31/2014 — Given active promotion of e-cigarettes in Utah combined with growing use of the products among teenagers, the Utah AFP is aggressively lobbying to ensure e-cigarettes are regulated by the state.

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Tale of Three Territories

Smaller Chapters Face Unique Challenges

07/31/2014 — Despite facing unique challenges with often limited resources, some of the AAFP's smaller chapters find creative ways to spread family medicine's message of the importance of prevention and patient self-management.

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