Video News Releases
The American Academy of Family Physicians has produced the following video news releases to help journalists illustrate the role of family medicine in today’s health care system.
The following five videos highlight what family physicians do, their ability to provide effective and efficient preventive medicine, their essential role in managing the treatment of chronic diseases, their use of health information technology and the importance of a patient-centered medical home.
Please feel free to incorporate these videos into your coverage.
These videos are hosted on YouTube; to watch them, you must have Flash Player and a broadband connection.
The Specialty of Family Medicine
This video describes the specialty of family medicine, its scope and its role in today's health care system.
Family Medicine and Preventive Care
This video describes family physicians' special training in preventive medicine and ability to help their patients maintain their health.
Family Medicine and Chronic Care Management
This video describes family physicians' training in all major medical areas and their ability to diagnose and manage the treatment of the full range of problems patients present.
Family Medicine and Health Information Technology
This video describes how family physicians implement the most up-to-date treatments and technologies, such as electronic health records
Fixing Health Care: What Women Want
This video describes the results of a poll, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the AAFP, that found that American women want a health care system in which they and their families can conveniently obtain preventive services, see their personal physicians the day they become sick, and receive coordinated follow-up care if they require hospitalization or care from other physicians.