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Tuesday Sep 15, 2020

Retail Telehealth Isn’t the Call Policymakers Should Answer

A new report issued by the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy misses the mark, writes AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn.


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Posted at 06:00AM Sep 15, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 01, 2020

Congress Got a Shot of FP Expertise to Boost Immunizations

AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn talks about the AAFP's role in writing a new House bill to boost vaccine confidence, in part by recognizing the importance of the physician-patient relationship.


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Posted at 09:31AM Sep 01, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Wednesday Aug 19, 2020

With Facts Ahead of Politics, Family Medicine Wins

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn checks in with the Oklahoma AFP about how it helped pass Medicaid expansion there this summer.


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Posted at 12:10PM Aug 19, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Wednesday Aug 05, 2020

Let's Amplify the Real Front-line Physicians

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn pushes back against misinformation about the pandemic -- and spotlights members who are doing the same on the ground.


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Posted at 07:00AM Aug 05, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 21, 2020

How to Improve Pandemic Response? Fortify Family Medicine

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn offers an overview of recent AAFP guidance on improving the nation's response to public health emergencies. It starts with making sure primary care is geared up and paid up.


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Posted at 10:56AM Jul 21, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 07, 2020

ACA's Vital Progress Again in Jeopardy

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog that the focus should be on building on aspects of the law that have worked while also addressing things that have not.


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Posted at 11:25AM Jul 07, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 23, 2020

Pandemic Exposes Flaws in Health Care Payment System

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the many challenges that the fee-for-service system presents to primary care. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn examines what needs to change.


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Posted at 09:48AM Jun 23, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 09, 2020

End the Silence -- Make Every Voice Count

In her first In the Trenches blog post, Stephanie Quinn, the AAFP's new senior vice president for advocacy, practice advancement and policy, writes that during a pivotal moment in U.S. history, it is important for family medicine to lead with compassion and strength.


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Posted at 09:43AM Jun 09, 2020 by Stephanie Quinn | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 26, 2020

What Lies Ahead

Family physicians will never relinquish the future of their discipline to someone else's vision, Shawn Martin writes in his final In the Trenches blog post.


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Posted at 01:25PM May 26, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 12, 2020

The Fight for FPs Will Go On -- From a New Front

As he prepares to transition to the role of AAFP CEO/EVP this summer, Shawn Martin reflects in this In the Trenches blog post on his eight years in the Academy's Washington, D.C., office.


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Posted at 09:23AM May 12, 2020 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

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Stephanie Quinn, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy.

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