The AAFP has joined forces with SmartBrief(www.smartbrief.com), a company that produces industry
e-mail newsletters, to offer members a daily AAFP SmartBrief that contains a quick round-up of daily news stories of interest to family physicians.
The daily AAFP SmartBrief is a free service for members and other health care professionals who can choose to opt in(www.smartbrief.com) to receive the newsletter Monday-Friday in their e-mail inbox. According to AAFP EVP Douglas Henley, M.D., the complimentary benefit "is aimed at bringing members a quick, two-minute read that will help them keep up-to-date with the latest news and trends in (family medicine)."
Articles in the AAFP SmartBrief are chosen from thousands of news sites, blogs and other sources and then are summarized into a brief overview paragraph by SmartBrief's staff of professional writers and editors. Links to each original article also are provided if readers want to read the entire article.
With this partnership, the AAFP has joined the ranks of many other health care associations that also send a daily SmartBrief to their members. These include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, among many others.