Family Medicine Update, June 21-25, 2021. It’s all about family medicine. Stay current on the latest recommendations and care strategies for patients of all ages with this special livestream event.
Get information to help you prepare your practice, counsel your patients and administer the vaccine.
The Residency Census plays a vital role in the future of Family Medicine and the AAFP's work.
New Course! OPIOID USE DISORDER LIVESTREAM—Take a patient-centered approach to opioid use disorders, focusing on reducing its harm and stigma.
Stay Dialed In on the Fight for Family Medicine
AAFP Digital Assistant Pilot Opportunities Available
May 17, 2021 — Discussion at the 2021 Annual Leadership Conference Town Hall touched on issues of importance to family physicians, including increasing payment, telemedicine, workforce, and COVID-19.
The AAFP recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the latest ACIP immunization schedules to members. The updated information is also available on the AAFP mobile app and the Shots Immunizations app.
Recognizing Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Celebrate American Diversity
The Office of Minority Health is holding a series of events this month to generate greater awareness of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the AAFP has resources to help FPs address social determinants of health.
Evidence on Screening for Atrial Fibrillation Inconclusive
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation statement that concludes current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation.
ACIP Updates Recommendations on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
New Warning Added
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated recommendations on the use of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and FPs will play a crucial role in educating patients.
Two AAFP resources ― the Risk-Stratified Care Management Scoring Algorithm and the Risk-Stratified Care Management Rubric ― can be useful in stratifying patients into risk levels based on utilization, chronic disease status, behavioral and mental health, and social determinants of health.
NASEM Report Heralds Primary Care Evolution, Urges Action
Boost Primary Care Investment
A new report on primary care from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reinforces several of the Academy’s long-standing advocacy positions.
New AAFP TIPS Topic Covers Continuous Glucose Monitoring
The Academy is offering members a new resource, “AAFP TIPS: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM): Enhancing Diabetes Care, Workflows, Education, and Payment,” that examines this technology and how best to utilize it.
Deadline to Apply for Primary Care First Cohort 2 Now May 21
Sign Up for Advanced APM
CMS has announced that it has extended the deadline for practices to apply to participate in the second cohort of the Primary Care First advanced alternative payment model from April 30 to May 21.
The CDC’s April 8 declaration of racism as a serious public health threat reflects the AAFP’s recent advocacy on health inequity.
HHS Proposal Would Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility
Move Benefits Patients of Color
AAFP advocacy is clearly reflected in an HHS proposed rule that would restore the Title X program, advance health equity and facilitate access to comprehensive, patient-centered care.
ONC’s Information Blocking Rule Takes Effect April 5
Get a Rundown on Sharing
With new regulations prohibiting physicians and other health care providers from blocking health information sharing recently having taken effect, it’s important for AAFP members to know what to expect.
AAFP Calls for Lasting Fix to Territorial Medicaid Funding
Pass H.R. 265
In a recent letter to leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Health Subcommittee , the AAFP again urged that Congress adopt a long-term plan for funding Medicaid in the territories.
Each year, the AAFP asks every family medicine residency to complete its census. Program director Monica Newton, D.O., M.P.H., explains why the census is critical to the Academy’s efforts related to the primary care workforce.
Free CME on Maternal Health Care Available Now
Free Online Learning
Family physicians and other clinicians can earn free CME about maternal health care thanks to an online program offered by HHS’ Office of Minority Health.
Historic Level of NHSC Loan Repayment Funds Available
American Rescue Plan Funds
The National Health Service Corps is expected to make an unprecedented number of awards to health professionals through its loan repayment programs. The deadline to apply is May 6.
Match Day Is a Record-breaker for Family Medicine
Another Year of Gains
Match Day 2021 marked 12 years of growth for family medicine and the 10th consecutive year that an all-time record number of students had matched into the specialty.
Meet the family physicians at the forefront of the specialty who are going the extra mile to care for their patients and communities.
<center><i>Latest post from AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D.:</i> <b>COVID-19 Vaccines: New Tools Help You Educate Patients</b></center>
New Docs in Practice
<b>Share Your Burden of Grief and Find Joy on the Other Side</b><p> </p>Like so many physicians, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., has experienced grief on an unprecedented scale this past year. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she shares how she has come to acknowledge her grief and use it to begin healing.
Leader Voices Blog
An AAFP Leaders Forum
<b>Answering Your Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy</b><p> </p>Patients and members have questions about COVID-19 vaccination related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Danielle Carter, M.D., offers answers.
In the Trenches
AAFP Advocacy Updates
<b>Moving in the Right Direction on Menthol</b><p> </p>The latest In the Trenches blog post notes that a proposed federal ban on menthol and other cigarette flavors is a big win for AAFP advocacy — and essential to achieving health equity.
FPs on the Front Lines
Meeting the Challenge
<b>Stop Talking About Physician Well-being; Work to Change It</b><p> </p>The extra stress physicians experience during the pandemic has amplified the need to preserve mental health and highlighted health system failings. Kyle Jones, M.D., shares his thoughts on what to do about it.
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