August 10, 2020, 1:52 pm News Staff — A new collaboration between the AAFP and Project N95 will help Academy members secure personal protective equipment -- even in hard-to-find small quantities -- during a limited-time opportunity beginning later this month.
Start planning now for the purchase opportunity, which will be open from Aug. 24 through Sept. 2. All AAFP members (including students and residents) will be able to purchase items such as N95 masks, gowns and face shields. Orders must be shipped within the United States.
This collaboration with the not-for-profit organization Project N95 is part of the Academy's ongoing work to empower family physicians to continue their work as the foundation of America's health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is being offered as a benefit for AAFP members and the Academy will not profit. Helping family physicians secure PPE has been a crucial part of the AAFP's government and private-sector advocacy from the beginning of the pandemic.
The upcoming opportunity eliminates two key obstacles members have reported: Much of the stock of PPE that family physicians have been able to find on their own is of poor quality or available only in quantities that are much too large for solo and small practices. Project N95 has certified the quality of the products being offered, and there is no minimum purchase requirement.
Look for an email from the AAFP on Aug. 24 with a link to this members-only opportunity. To ensure you'll be able to access it, confirm that the Academy has your correct email address on file no later than noon CT on Aug. 13 and then look for instructions to reset your password in an email from email@example.com on Aug. 17, the day that the new AAFP website launches.