Patient Care

Patient Care & Public Health

Back to School

Get school-age patients current on their immunizations before classes begin. Search the latest immunization recommendations via the AAFP mobile app.

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Clinical Recommendations

The AAFP's clinical recommendations are intended to help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about the treatment and prevention of disease. View the AAFP recommendations by topic or by title.

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Public Health


Find childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization schedules. Get recommendations on disease- and population-specific immunizations.

Public Health Issues

Access up-to-date educational materials for physicians and patients about common public health issues.


AAFP National Research Network

The AAFP National Research Network (NRN) strives to conduct, support, promote, and advocate for primary care research in practice-based settings.

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Drug Alerts

Drug Alerts and Adverse Events

Receive FDA-mandated and product-related patient safety alerts or report adverse drug events.

Patient Education is the AAFP's patient education website offering trusted, reliable health information for the whole family.

Clinical Policies

AAFP clinical policies are formulated to standardize and optimize care of patients and the community for specific conditions or diseases.

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Flu Vaccines New    Recommendations

The AAFP has adopted 2014-2015 influenza vaccine recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

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New Guidelines for  Cardiovascular Health

The AAFP has endorsed new guidelines on cholesterol,
overweight and obesity, and lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk.

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