As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

"As We See It" uses messages from AAFP leadership, editorials and other opinion pieces to update you on Academy advocacy and other key topics, often including "inside story" information to help you better understand the Academy's actions. From time to time, individual AAFP members may be invited to share their views on issues via guest opinions. As We See It online also is the home for letters to the editor.

Like what you read in As We See It? Beg to differ? Have an issue you think As We See It should address? E-mail your ideas -- and your letters to the editor -- to aafpnews@aafp.org. Or, take advantage of the comments feature shown on each story page to air your views.

The Doctor is Out: Retention Poses Major Challenge for CHCs

September 26, 2014 04:08 pm — HHS is increasing funding for community health centers, but additional steps are needed to improve physician retention in these important settings. New physician Board member Kisha Davis, M.D., M.P.H., speaks from experience when she offers her suggestions on the topic.

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Recent "As We See It" Stories

09/24/2014 — Family physicians from across the country will gather Oct. 20-22 in Washington to debate possible AAFP policy and elect new Academy leaders. The wide range of issues to be considered reflects the breadth of family medicine and the passion of AAFP members.

09/24/2014 — CenteringPregnancy, a group visits model of prenatal care that actively engages women in their own care, holds the potential to improve health outcomes and increase patient and clinician satisfaction.

09/19/2014 — In the days leading up to her first day at her first job out of residency, family physician Kimberly Becher, M.D., was anxious and worried she wasn't ready. Then her training took over.