Family-Centered Maternity Care Livestream, August 18-21, 2021: Get the latest evidence-based, in-depth information on maternity care you need, conveniently delivered to wherever you are.
Get information to help you prepare your practice, counsel your patients and administer the vaccine.
National Conference | July 29-31—With networking, educational workshops, Main Stage sessions, an Expo Hall, and residency programs from across the nation, this is one conference students and residents can’t afford to miss!
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Family Medicine Discovers RapSDI supports practicing family physicians with little or no research experience in conducting short-term innovative projects. The Round 1 application period is now open.
Stay Dialed In on the Fight for Family Medicine
AAFP Digital Assistant Lab Opportunities Available
July 22, 2021 — The AAFP, through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, has unveiled a comprehensive CME program designed to increase adult immunization rates among African American patients.
The AAFP has created a clinical guidance webpage that features a new guideline from the Academy on pharmacologic management of COPD exacerbations.
Tar Wars Campaign Releases Updated Resources
AAFP Chapters Laud Program
The AAFP has updated the Tar Wars campaign Presentation and Program Guide tools, giving participants cutting-edge resources to educate school-aged children about the harms of tobacco use.
Committee Reviews Vaccines for COVID-19, Influenza, More
ACIP Meeting Results
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made recommendations regarding COVID-19, dengue, influenza, rabies, zoster and pneumococcal disease during a virtual meeting June 23-25.
Research Finds Less STI Testing, More Cases During Pandemic
FP Expert Comments
An analysis of sexually transmitted infection test results found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, there were significant declines in testing but an increase in positivity for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Visit the AAFP’s newly launched Administrative Simplification webpage to see how the Academy is working to cut administrative burden. It’s a battle that’s being fought on multiple fronts, and this resource highlights many of those efforts.
Payment Program Aims to Boost Health Center OUD Treatment
Initiative Launched June 30
The Health Resources and Services Administration will compensate certain facilities that employ family physicians and other clinicians who have recently obtained a buprenorphine waiver.
Members-only E/M Guidelines Webinar Recording Now Online
Review 2021 Changes
AAFP members who weren’t able to view last month’s live webinar, “Demystifying the 2021 Office Visit E/M Guidelines,” can now access a recorded version of the event.
AAFP-PT Orders for 2022 Now Being Accepted
Begin Planning for Next Year
If you’re one of the many family physicians who streamline the care you offer patients by performing your own laboratory tests using AAFP Proficiency Testing, you can now access the program’s 2022 specimen catalog and order forms.
The AAFP has scored a number of victories on behalf of international medical graduates, who account for more than 20 percent of the family physician workforce.
Time to Report on CARES Act’s Provider Relief Fund Payments
First Reporting Deadline
Physicians who received payments through the CARES Act’s Provider Relief Fund that exceeded $10,000 total from April 10-June 30, 2020, are required to report on the use of those funds by Sept. 30, 2021.
Proposed Rule on ACA Heralds Advocacy Win for AAFP
HHS, Supreme Court Act
A new proposed rule favorably answers AAFP lobbying to strengthen the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s upholding of the law, a decision for which the Academy strongly advocated.
AAFP Keeps Vaccine Pressure on Congress; White House Praises FPs
Family Medicine's Role Recognized
In recent written testimony to Congress, the Academy reiterated family physicians’ crucial role in vaccination counseling and delivery and called for robust funding for education and outreach campaigns to encourage routine immunizations and build vaccine confidence.
A new, member-exclusive CME activity on overcoming imposter syndrome aims to support family physicians who are underrepresented in medicine.
Flexibility Envisioned in New Residency Requirements
For Work Group’s Consideration
A major revision of family medicine residency requirements is one step closer to fruition. <i>Family Medicine</i> has published nearly three dozen articles to be considered by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in updating the requirements.
Residency Census Plays Vital Role in AAFP’s Work
Each year, the AAFP asks family medicine residencies to complete its census. Program director Monica Newton, D.O., M.P.H., explains why the census is critical to the Academy’s workforce efforts.
Free CME on Maternal Health Care Available Now
Online Learning From HHS
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.
Meet the family physicians at the forefront of the specialty who are going the extra mile to care for their patients and communities.
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New Docs in Practice
<b>Never Say Never: Social Media Can Be a Force for Good</b><p> </p>MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that “it takes a village” in the digital age means children need to be able to turn to trusted adults not only in person but on social media, too.
Leader Voices Blog
An AAFP Leaders Forum
<b>Students and Residents, Take the Lead</b><p> </p>AAFP resident and student leadership positions for the 2021-2022 academic year are open for applications. Resident Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., explains how state and national leadership roles shaped her path.
In the Trenches
AAFP Advocacy Updates
<b>What We’re Telling Congress To Do About Medical School Debt </b><p> </p>AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes that the AAFP recently reminded lawmakers how forgiving medical school debt is an achievable way to strengthen the physician workforce and improve 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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