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Wednesday Oct 31, 2018

What Do Women Think? If You Only Knew …

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., ponders how the workplace might improve if men better understood a woman's perspective.

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Posted at 01:08PM Oct 31, 2018 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

Monday Oct 08, 2018

We're Making Progress on the Issues That Matter to FPs

As his term comes to an end, Michael Munger, M.D., reflects in this Leader Voices Blog post on his year as AAFP president and ponders the challenges that remain for family medicine.

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Posted at 04:33PM Oct 08, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jul 02, 2018

AMA House of Delegates Weighs In on Health Equity

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., reports from the recent annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, which took several actions related to health equity.

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Posted at 12:39PM Jul 02, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jun 22, 2018

AAFP, Others Drive Home Opioid Message on Capitol Hill

Leaders from the AAFP and five other physician organizations converged on Capitol Hill June 18 to advocate for solutions to the nation's opioid crisis. Michael Munger, M.D., gives more details in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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Posted at 02:04PM Jun 22, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 19, 2018

Delaying Visa Approvals Would Harm Medical Training, Patients

As a new training year approaches, many international medical graduates are waiting for H1-B visa approvals. The AAFP and others have been pressing the administration to expedite the process.

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Posted at 08:49AM Jun 19, 2018 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 01, 2018

What If Everyone Had a Family Physician?

Securing funding for vital primary care programs is a start, but Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that the fight continues for the kind of physician workforce our country needs.

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Posted at 11:30AM May 01, 2018 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 20, 2018

Advocacy, Like Sailing, Means Navigating Turbulent Seas

John Cullen, M.D., knows the ropes of sailing and advocacy. In this Leader Voices blog post, he says both require teamwork and persistence.

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Posted at 10:58AM Apr 20, 2018 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 02, 2018

Congress Needs to Hear From FPs -- Here's Your Chance

AAFP President-elect John Cullen, M.D., reports from Capitol Hill, where the Academy's Board of Directors recently had dozens of meetings with legislators and congressional staff.

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Posted at 02:54PM Mar 02, 2018 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Feb 27, 2018

Real Action on Administrative Burden Is Long Overdue

The AAFP has been communicating with CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT about reducing administrative burden, and this week, leaders will address that critical issue on Capitol Hill.

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Posted at 03:21PM Feb 27, 2018 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jan 29, 2018

Congress' Inaction Threatens Family Medicine Training

The future of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program -- and more than 700 residency slots -- is unclear because Congress has failed to address long-term funding.

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Posted at 01:37PM Jan 29, 2018 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments [0]

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