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Stay Dialed In on the Fight for Family Medicine
AAFP Digital Assistant Pilot Opportunities Available
March 4, 2021 — In this third and final part of her interview with <i>AAFP News</i>, Academy President Ada Stewart, M.D., touches on the organization’s achievements and ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
The CDC has given approval to a third vaccine candidate for use against the virus that causes COVID-19, a move that the AAFP supported after carefully reviewing the clinical trial data and assessing the balance of benefits and harms.
New Toolkit Helps Members Address Chronic Pain
Get Expert Advice
The AAFP has published a new Chronic Pain Toolkit, providing family physicians with the latest resources and information to help them effectively assess, diagnose and manage chronic pain.
CDC Updates Immunization Schedules for 2021
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and other medical organizations, released the 2021 immunization schedules for children, adolescents and adults.
USPSTF: Do Not Screen for Carotid Artery Stenosis
On Feb. 2, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement, evidence review and evidence summary on screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population.
The Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative is recruiting primary care clinicians to participate in a study on the effectiveness of the Collaborative’s existing resources.
AAFP Seeks Women’s Equity and Leadership Project Candidates
Apply by Feb. 28
The AAFP is seeking applicants to serve in a cohort position with the Women’s Wellness Through Equity and Leadership Project. Interested members have until Feb. 28 to apply.
Study: Primary Care Is Optimal Vaccine Delivery Channel
Robert Graham Center Findings
Primary care physicians provide the majority of vaccinations in the United States and can lead the push for COVID-19 immunization, says a new study to be published in the <i>Annals of Family Medicine</i>.
Conference Spotlights Research to Benefit Primary Care
Focused NAPCRG Gathering
The talents of family medicine researchers from across the United States and elsewhere were on full display at the 48th annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group.
In a letter to the White House, the AAFP and its fellow frontline physician organizations called for action to get physicians vaccinated against COVID-19 and other sweeping improvements to health policy.
Primary Care Highlighted in Rescue Package Needs
Focus on Pay, Workforce
The AAFP called on Congress to bolster primary care as legislators write the bills for the American Rescue Plan.
AAFP Shares Workforce Priorities With White House
Improve Payment and More
In a recent letter, the AAFP offered the Biden administration recommendations on strengthening the primary care workforce.
AAFP Sees Harms to Team-based Care in VA Interim Final Rule
Safeguarding Veterans' Health
The AAFP and other medical societies this month urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to rescind an interim final rule that would decrease the standard of care for U.S. veterans.
The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners announced Feb. 11 that its COMLEX-USA Level 2 Performance Evaluation is postponed indefinitely.
Starfield Summit Is First Step in Revising Residency
FP Input Sought
The AAFP and others offered input to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education on revisions to residency program requirements.
Sponsors End USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam
Change of Plans
The Federation of State Medical Boards and National Board of Medical Examiners announced Jan. 26 that they were discontinuing the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Clinical Skills exam rather than revamping it.
Students Optimistic About Future of Family Medicine
Cause for Celebration
After a chaotic 2020, <i>AAFP News</i> asked four AAFP student leaders what they are excited about regarding the future of family medicine. Here is what they shared.
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New Docs in Practice
<b>Lose-Lose: Noncompete Agreements Hurt Doctors <i>and</i> Patients</b><p> </p>Noncompete agreements represent a unique piece of contract architecture that exists in many business fields but can be particularly harmful in medicine. Read more in the Fresh Perspectives blog.
Leader Voices Blog
An AAFP Leaders Forum
<b>Uncertainty and Hope: A COVID-19 Update From Rural America</b><p> </p>As vaccination rolls out and health care teams continue banding together in videoconferences and other collaboration, Jen Brull, M.D., sees a light at the end of the tunnel.
In the Trenches
AAFP Advocacy Updates
<b>Blitzing for Family Medicine</b><p> </p>The AAFP’s president and Board last week made an intensive lobbying push in a series of virtual advocacy meetings with congressional members and staff.
FPs on the Front Lines
Meeting the Challenge
<b>Rallying My Community to Fight COVID-19, Inequity</b><p> </p>Seeing COVID-19's toll on North Carolina’s Hispanic residents, Duke University physicians mobilized to help.
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