As the nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP is pulling out all the stops to give members comprehensive news and information to help them keep their practices and their patients safe, including providing daily updates on the outbreak.
To check out the Academy's latest offering, make plans to join AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., and Senior Vice President for Health of the Public, Science and Interprofessional Activities Julie Wood, M.D., M.P.H., from 7-8 CDT on March 25 for the first in a series of weekly Virtual Town Halls on COVID-19.
During these Town Hall meetings, LeRoy and Wood will highlight key information about the pandemic; update members on new COVID-19 resources available from the AAFP, CDC and other reliable sources; and inform members about the AAFP's latest advocacy efforts to ensure family physicians on the frontlines have the supplies and equipment they need to provide the best care for patients in the safest setting. At the same time, the online format will give Academy leaders an opportunity to hear directly from FPs across the country.
In addition, special guest Steven Waldren, M.D., vice president and chief medical informatics officer for the Academy, will join LeRoy and Wood for this week's Town Hall to discuss recent developments related to using telehealth to screen for, diagnose and manage COVID-19.
Members are invited to participate via the Academy's Facebook(www.facebook.com) and Twitter(twitter.com) pages, as well as on the AAFP's YouTube channel.(www.youtube.com) The weekly events will be archived on the Academy's YouTube channel, and will also be available for viewing on the AAFP's website later.
Finally, be sure to take advantage of the Academy's other coronavirus resources, including the
- COVID-19 Rapid Response Member Exchange, a member community where you can share insights directly with your colleagues;
- COVID-19 Speak Out tool,(www.votervoice.net) where you can join the AAFP in urging lawmakers to do what's needed to give family physicians the support they need to be successful in responding to COVID-19; and
- COVID-19 Telehealth Guidance page, where you'll find what you need to know to provide telehealth services for your patients.
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