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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]

Thursday Aug 08, 2019

We Must Find Common Ground to Reduce Gun Violence

Six of the nation's largest physician organizations -- including the AAFP -- and the American Public Health Association are calling for policies to reduce firearm injuries and deaths. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., cites a 2017 survey that outlined steps both gun owners and nonowners would support.


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Posted at 09:33AM Aug 08, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 12, 2019

We Can't Leave Health Care Policies to Chance

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., reflects on a recent visit to the New Jersey AFP's annual meeting and the need for quality measures that make sense.


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Posted at 11:07AM Jul 12, 2019 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 14, 2019

New Primer Lays Out AAFP Approach to Health Care Reform

A new resource from the AAFP explains how the Academy will work to ensure that the voice of family medicine helps shape the future of health care in the United States.


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Posted at 08:25AM May 14, 2019 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 01, 2019

High-deductible Plans Give 'Prevention' a New Meaning

Robert Raspa, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that high-deductible plans are causing patients to delay needed care, which leads to more costly urgent care later.


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Posted at 01:01PM Apr 01, 2019 by Robert Raspa, M.D. | Comments [0]

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