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Tuesday Jan 12, 2021

Waking Up in 2021

As a new year begins, AAFP Board chair Gary LeRoy, M.D., outlines the Academy’s priorities for 2021.

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Posted at 06:00AM Jan 12, 2021 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 16, 2020

History Has Its Eyes on Us During This Crisis

Inspired by a recent viewing of the musical Hamilton, Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that too many Americans are still waiting to be treated equally, and the AAFP is working to address inequities in health care.

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Posted at 03:27PM Jul 16, 2020 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jun 17, 2020

It's Your Future: Don't Let Others Thwart Your Ambitions

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that she first encountered racism when her elementary school teacher told her she couldn't become a doctor.

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Posted at 03:09PM Jun 17, 2020 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

Friday May 29, 2020

Lend Your Voice to Academy's Week of Action

Due to the pandemic, the Academy is taking its annual advocacy event online. John Cullen, M.D., urges family physicians to make their voices heard June 1-5 to help stabilize, strengthen and sustain primary care.

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Posted at 11:14AM May 29, 2020 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 28, 2020

Women Close Med School Enrollment Gap, but Others Remain

For the first time, women make up the majority of students in U.S. medical schools. Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that although women physicians are making gains in leadership and other roles, they still have work to do to achieve equity in their field.

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Posted at 04:01PM Feb 28, 2020 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 14, 2020

Advocacy, SDOH Must Be Part of Physician Training

Family medicine resident Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family physicians should not only be trained to screen patients for the social determinants of health, but should also know how to advocate for their patients.

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Posted at 04:05PM Feb 14, 2020 by Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 29, 2019

Speak Out for Teaching Health Centers Today

Funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program runs out Nov. 21. In this Leader Voices Blog post, John Cullen, M.D., asks AAFP members to join efforts to reauthorize funding and expand the program.

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Posted at 09:32AM Oct 29, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 24, 2019

Steering Family Medicine Through Storm Toward Sunlight

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., recaps his year as president and the work the Academy is doing on issues of importance to family physicians.

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Posted at 10:44AM Sep 24, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 18, 2019

Our Wins Are Big Steps Toward Better Health Care Landscape

As his six-year tenure on the AAFP Board of Directors draws to a close, Michael Munger, M.D., reflects in this Leader Voices Blog post on some of the Academy's successes and work that remains.

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Posted at 01:38PM Sep 18, 2019 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 06, 2019

Our Treatment of Immigrants Should Reflect Our Values

A new final rule would allow the federal government to detain migrant children indefinitely. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., recounts how the Academy and others are objecting to the change and calling for improved conditions at detention centers to protect immigrants' health.

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Posted at 12:45PM Sep 06, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

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