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Should Appearance Matter in Medicine?

When we asked our new physician bloggers for their opinions on a recent survey regarding physician footwear, the conversation quickly broadened to take in attire, appearance and professionalism. Read more in this Fresh Perspectives post.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191106fp-attire.html

Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.2 million veterans were living in the United States in 2017, of whom 1.6 million were female. Less than one-half of all veterans receive care at a Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, leaving most to receive services from...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p544.html

A New Approach to New Physician Orientation: Six Key Components -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - In an era of patient-centered medical homes and value-based care, the old approach to physician orientation just doesn’t cut it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p24.html

Cultural Humility Is Critical to Health Equity

Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that cultural competence is not the endpoint that physicians should be striving for in the care of diverse populations. Cultural humility is important, too.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190418lv-humility.html

Unlocking Clues to Current Health in Past History: Childhood Trauma and Healing -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - Adverse childhood events can have enduring effects on patients’ health, but these four steps can help promote healing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p5.html

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.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180702amahod.html

Evaluating Medical Decision-Making Capacity in Practice - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2018 - Medical decision-making capacity is the ability of a patient to understand the benefits and risks of, and the alternatives to, a proposed treatment or intervention (including no treatment). Capacity is the basis of informed consent. Patients have medical decision-making capacity if they...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0701/p40.html

Building Capacity to Care for Refugees -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - So you want to incorporate refugee health into your practice. Now what?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p21.html

Primary Care for Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - Since 1975, more than 3 million refugees have settled in the United States, fleeing unrest, conflict, and persecution. Refugees represent diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. Despite this heterogeneity, there are commonalities in the refugee ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/p112.html

Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2017 - No single person can be responsible for the health of a population. However, there are a number of strategies for taking care of members of disadvantaged populations. These range from targeted compassion and interventions for the individual patient to broad advocacy for disadvantaged ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/p118.html

AAFP News - Oct 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p595.html

Late Presentation to Prenatal Care - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2015 - Pregnancy carries concrete and immediate risks that need to be addressed and managed in a timely fashion. Patients who initiate prenatal care late in pregnancy tend to present with a challenging variety of concerns, encompassing the full range of their medical, psychosocial, and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/p391.html

Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - Diseases once confined to the third or developing world are now everyone's concern. Global has truly become local. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p254.html

Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

Apr 15, 2015 - Low-quality evidence suggests that training health care professionals in patient-centered communication improves the engagement of patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in their health care. Interventions that were primarily educational appeared to be ineffective.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p523.html

Follow the North Star: Global Health Is Focus of New Wonca Group

Follow the North Star: Global Health Is Focus of New Wonca Group

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/follow_the_north_star_global.html

Incorporating Medical Interpretation Into Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Making sure you can understand your patients not only improves their care but avoids legal trouble.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p16.html

iGeriatrics -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - The iGeriatrics app provides clinicians with mobile access to several clinical tools useful in the care of older adults.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p34.html

Physician Resilience and Burnout: Can You Make the Switch? -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - Recognizing the signs of professional exhaustion is the first step to reintroducing joy and purpose to your career.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p25.html

Caring for Latino Patients - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2013 - Latinos comprise nearly 16 percent of the U.S. population, and this proportion is anticipated to increase to 30 percent by 2050. Latinos are a diverse ethnic group that includes many different cultures, races, and nationalities. Barriers to care have resulted in striking disparities in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p48.html

Nursing Home Care: Part I. Principles and Pitfalls of Practice - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - Approximately 1.5 million Americans reside in nursing homes. A family physician often leads the interdisciplinary team that provides for the medical, functional, emotional, nutritional, social, and environmental needs of these patients. The treatment of nursing home residents is a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1219.html

Primary Care for Children with Autism - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2010 - The earliest sign of autism in children is the delayed attainment of social skill milestones, including joint attention, social orienting, and pretend play. Language impairment is a common, but less specific, sign of autism. Repetitive behaviors and restricted interests may not be noted...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p453.html

Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Substance abuse in adolescents is undertreated in the United States. Family physicians are well positioned to recognize substance use in their patients and to take steps to address the issue before use escalates. Comorbid mental disorders among adolescents with substance abuse include ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p331.html

Addressing a Patient's Refusal of Care Based on Religious Beliefs - Curbside ...

Nov 1, 2007 - This dilemma is complex. In this scenario, the patient limited the efforts to help her because of religious beliefs, and attempts at persuasion were not successful.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1393.html

AAFP News - Oct 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2007 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1001/p927.html

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2007 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0715/p179.html

Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children: Recommendation Statement...

May 1, 2006 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for speech and language delay in preschool children and the supporting scientific evidence.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1605.html

AAFP News - Apr 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2006 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1319.html

Cross-Cultural Medicine - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - Cultural competency is an essential skill for family physicians because of increasing ethnic diversity among patient populations. Culture, the shared beliefs and attitudes of a group, shapes ideas of what constitutes illness and acceptable treatment. A cross-cultural interview should ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2267.html

Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming Clinical Practice and Ourselves - ...

Dec 1, 2005 - ...Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming Clinical Practice and Ourselves ROBERT C. LIKE, M.D., M.S., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey Am Fam Physician. 2005 Dec 1;72(11):2189-2190. Related...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2189.html

The A to Z of Cross-Cultural Medicine -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - The article offers advice for improving one's competency in understanding cultural differences between patients and physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p57.html

The Role of Literacy in Health and Health Care - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - ...As described in a report by the Institute of Medicine, health literacy also may require medical knowledge, navigational skills, cultural competency, and initiative. Thus defined, inadequate health literacy can affect patients beyond those with poor reading skills. There is no proven...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p387.html

Monitor - May 2005 -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - ...Creating culturally competent docs Medicare payment cuts likely Insurers dominate many markets Controversial hospital food Doctors protest insurer's rating program The AMA, AAFP and others are speaking out against a new program from United Healthcare that seeks to identify...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p32.html

What a Medical Assistant Can Do for Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - Medical assistants can be versatile and valuable additions to family medicine practices.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p51.html

Cultural Diversity at the End of Life: Issues and Guidelines for Family Physicians - ...

Feb 1, 2005 - Ethnic minorities currently compose approximately one third of the population of the United States. The U.S. model of health care, which values autonomy in medical decision making, is not easily applied to members of some racial or ethnic groups. Cultural factors strongly influence ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p515.html

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: What Can We Do? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...and expectations, and constructive use of time. Internal asset categories include commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity. One prominent controversy in teenage pregnancy prevention is whether to include positive information on condoms and...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1457.html

Using Medical Interpreters - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - Many physicians are facing a similar dilemma because the Hispanic population is growing rapidly, and Spanish is the preferred language for many Hispanic people. The use of interpreters is a multifaceted issue.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2720.html

Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Where do you begin the enormous task of retooling family medicine and reforming health care? Family medicine’s leaders offer a road map.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p34.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0401/p1595.html

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p219.html

Monitor - Jan 2003 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - ...Paying for cultural competency Patients, physicians underestimate medical errors Enlarge Much has been written about medical errors since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its 1999 To Err Is Human report. However, until now, little has been known about how physicians and...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p20.html

Achieving a More Minority-Friendly Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p39.html

Cultural Controversies on Child Abuse - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - ...Cultural Controversies on Child Abuse Am Fam Physician. 2001 Oct 1;64(7):1142-1148. to the editor: In general, we agree with the editorial by Dr. Bullock1 concerning the importance of screening by physicians for child and partner abuse in all settings. However, we must object to her...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1142.html

AAFP News - Oct 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2001 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1131.html

Can the Patient Decide? Evaluating Patient Capacity in Practice - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2001 - Physicians assess the decision-making capacity of their patients at every clinical encounter. Patients with an abrupt change in mental status, who refuse recommended treatment, who consent too hastily to treatment or who have a known risk factor for impaired decision-making should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0715/p299.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1895.html

Cultural Competence -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - The article describes the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health care and explains how practices can improve their cultural competency.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p58.html

Monitor - Oct 2000 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - ...Students learn cultural competency at the University of Kansas by participating in overseas programs that connect them with individuals of diverse backgrounds. At the University of New Mexico, a panel of parents teaches pediatric students how to deliver bad news. Students at the...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p26.html

Strategies for Expanding Your Patient Base in Diverse Communities -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - Diversification can help your practice thrive - and deepen your humanity.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p31.html

Readers Speak Out on Family Physicians' Scope of Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - Is the scope of family practice narrowing? See how your colleagues answer this question.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p43.html

Clinical Briefs - Mar 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - ...Breaking Cultural Barriers in Health Care Cultural Competency: A Journey is a new publication from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It aims to help community, state, regional and national decision makers to...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1910.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1999 - ...(4) psychopathology in the caregiver and (5) other sociocultural and environmental factors that include inadequate housing, resentment and cultural sanctions against seeking outside help. Physicians should be alert to clues to possible elder mistreatment (see accompanying table). If...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1201/p2677.html

Fulfilling a Social Contract: Alliance of Health Professional Students - Resident and ...

Apr 1, 1999 - ...Commission recently identified a set of core competencies required by all current health professionals. These competencies include having interest in the care of the community's health, the ability to participate in a racially and culturally diverse society, being clinically...

American Family Physician : Resident and Student Voice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p2029.html

AAFP News - Feb 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0215/p745.html

Clinical Briefs - Jun 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1998 - ...Cultural Competency in Health Care The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has published a report on cultural competency in health care (ACOG committee opinion no. 201). According to ACOG, during every health care encounter, the culture of the patient, the...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0601/p2881.html

Cultural Proficiency

Improve your cultural proficiency skills by watching brief video vignettes depicting physician-patient communication.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/social-determinants/cultural-proficiency.html

Sensitivity to Diversity and Cultural Proficiency in AAFP Education

AAFP Policy on Sensitivity to Diversity and Cultural Proficiency in AAFP Education

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/sensitivity-diversity0.html

Cultural Proficiency: The Importance of Cultural Proficiency in Providing Effective ...

Read the AAFP's position paper on the principles for improving care to diverse populations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cultural-proficiency-position-paper.html

Culturally Proficient, Health Care

Read AAFP's policy on providing culturally proficient health care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/culturally-proficient-health-care.html

Culturally Sensitive Interpretive Services - AAFP Legislative Stance

Learn about AAFP's policy on culturally sensitive interpretive services.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/culturally-sensitive-interpretive-services.html

Diversity

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in AFP

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/diversity.html

Breastfeeding, Family Physicians Supporting (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on support for breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-position-paper.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

...Dec 1, 2005 Issue Cross-Cultural Medicine [Article] Cultural competency is an essential skill for family physicians because of increasing ethnic diversity among patient populations. Culture, the shared beliefs and attitudes of a group, shapes ideas of what constitutes illness and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2261&page=2

Pre-conference Workshop Aims to Advance Health Equity

The Family Medicine Advancing Health Equity workshop aimed to help participants become change agents who lead the way to health equity.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180427equityworkshop.html

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...Cultural competence Jun 2004 Issue Getting the Most From Language Interpreters [Feature] Communicating with patients who have limited English proficiency requires more than simply finding someone who speaks their language. Apr 2003 Issue The Challenge of Urban Family...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=166&page=1

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...Cultural Competence [Improving Patient Care] The article describes the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health care and explains how practices can improve their cultural competency. Oct 2000 Issue Using Web-Based Patient Communication [Computers] This is the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=132&page=9

Enhance Racial Disparities Training, Say Primary Care Residents

Researchers surveyed primary care residents to determine their awareness of racial disparities in diabetes and how prepared they feel to discuss these disparities with patients.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180824residentsdiabetes.html

Content

Content

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content.html

Chronic Conditions Self-Study CME

Gain a wide-ranging overview of family medicine-specific content related to chronic conditions with this AAFP self-study CME package.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/chronic-conditions/self-study.html

Neurology and Behavioral Health Self-Study Package

Stay current in your practice with up-to-date strategies for your patients with neurological and behavioral health conditions while also earning CME.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/neurology/self-study.html

Polaris Programs in Global Health

Learn about Polaris, a World Organization of Family Doctors' (Wonca's) movement aiming to augment medical training with fun, global health experiences.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health/education/polaris-programs-in-global-health.html

Caring for the Underserved Where They Need It

Ravi Grivois-Shah, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., set out to care for the underserved. Directing a mobile health program and a clinic with a large refugee population have allowed him to do it.

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180319fdf-grivoisshah.html

New Study, Guidance Affirm Transgender Patients' Care Needs

A recent study and updated clinical guidance remind physicians that treating transgender patients starts with providing solid primary care services along with nonjudgmental communication.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190724lgbtcare.html

How FMIGs Can Collaborate with Other Campus Groups

Learn about how to collaborate with other student groups to promote interest in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/lead-fmig/collaborate.html

FMIG Lecture and Discussion Ideas

Find lecture and discussion ideas from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/lead-fmig/programming/lectures.html

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...Cultural competence September/October 2020 Issue Racism in Health Care: Creating a More Equitable Health Care Experience [From the Editor] Imagine how it would feel to walk into a doctor’s office and see that everyone else looks different from you. July/August 2019 Issue...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=166

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...Cultural competence September/October 2020 Issue Racism in Health Care: Creating a More Equitable Health Care Experience [From the Editor] Imagine how it would feel to walk into a doctor’s office and see that everyone else looks different from you. July/August 2019 Issue...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=166&page=0

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...The A to Z of Cross-Cultural Medicine [Improving Patient Care] The article offers advice for improving one's competency in understanding cultural differences between patients and physicians. Apr 2005 Issue Keys to Improving Your Listening Skills [Improving Patient Care]...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=132&page=6

AAFP Reprint No 287 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

Global health continues to evolve as an academic discipline with increasingly diverse areas of concentration and training available for family physicians. Examples of such areas include, but are not limited to public and community health, clinical training and service, research, and ...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint287_Global.pdf

Expectations of Family Medicine Residency Graduates

Learn about AAFP's policy on expectations of family medicine residency graduates.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/expectations-family-medicine-graduates.html

Preparing for Global Health Work as a Family Physician

Learn how family physicians are uniquely prepared to make a difference in global health and discover how physicians can become prepared to serve.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health/prepare.html

Achieving a More Minority-Friendly Practice -- Family Practice Management

...treats all patients the same regard- less of ethnic or cultural background should not necessarily consider itself minority friendly. • Minority-friendly practices acknowledge and respect differences in patients‘ ethnic and cultural backgrounds and take these differences into...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/fpm20020600p39.pdf

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all.pdflist.html

...Culturally Proficient, Health Care (/content/aafp/about/policies/all/culturally-proficient.content.pdflist.html) Cultural Proficiency Guidelines (/content/aafp/about/policies/all/cultural-guidelines.content.pdflist.html) Cultural Proficiency: The Importance of Cultural Proficiency...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/policies/AAFP_AllPoliciesApril2019.pdf

Breastfeeding Support and Resources Toolkit

Discover office-based tools, community engagement, advocacy and educational resources on breastfeeding to help you serve your patients.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/birth-control-pregnancy-childbirth/breastfeeding/toolkit.html

Rural Practice: Graduate Medical Education for (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on the inclusion of rural health skills and necessary training standards in medical education.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-practice-gme.html

AAFP Reprint No 289C Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

More and more, physicians are being asked to help improve the quality of health care provided to patients. They are often part of a team comprised of physicians, non-physician health care professionals, and medical and non-medical support staff. Training and education in quality ...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint289C_Learning.pdf

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...Cross-Cultural Medicine GREGORY JUCKETT, M.D., M.P.H., West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia C ultural diversity is increasing worldwide as immigration, travel, and the global economy make national borders more permeable. Latinos of all...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/afp20051201p2267.pdf

Striving for Birth Equity: Family Medicine's Role in Overcoming Disparities in Maternal...

Position Paper on Striving for Birth Equity.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/birth-equity-pos-paper.html

Getting Started in Global Health

Learn how to plug into the global health conversation and discover what questions to ask yourself as you become involved.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/global-health/interest.html

Cultural Diversity at the End of Life: Issues and Guidelines for Family Physicians - ...

...society is to learn how cultural factors influence patients’ responses to medical issues such as healing and suf- fering, as well as the physician-patient rela- tionship. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has published cultural proficiency guidelines2 and policy and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/afp20050201p515.pdf

Improving Patient Outcomes by Enhancing Student Understanding of Social Determinants of...

...health professional students worldwide would benefit from a thorough knowledge base, understanding of the evidence, and the cultural sensitivities and competencies to effectively address health inequities and SDoH.1 The World Health Organization, in conjunction with the Commission...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/health-equity-toolkit/hops19-sdoh-improving.pdf

2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

...RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians continue to encourage family physicians to acquire and maintain competency in treating Hepatitis C, particularly with the new oral treatments now available. Minority Advocacy 1st Resolved Clause: Commission on Quality...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

AAFP Policies on Health Equity Issues

AAFP Policies on Health Equity Issues

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/social-determinants/aafp-policies-on-health-equity.html

AAFP Clinical Policies

View all AAFP Clinical Policies.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-practice-guidelines/clinical-policies.html

AAFP Continues Working for Racial Equity

AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science Chair Scott Hartman, M.D., outlines the work the commission has undertaken regarding racial equity at the direction of the Academy's Congress of Delegates.

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200922guested-equality.html

View Only AAFP Position Papers

View AAFP position papers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/viewonly-positionpapers.html

Workforce Diversity

Learn more about workforce diversity, one of the key priorities of The EveryONE Project.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/workforce-diversity.html

Science and Education

Evidence-based knowledge and education, including guidelines, clinical recommendations, and physician education resources designed to help family physicians provide more relevant and effective care for their LGBT patients.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/lbgtq/science-education.html

Poverty and Health - The Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians transforms health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/poverty-health.html

Social Determinants

There are many factors that affect health outcomes. These factors create barriers for patients to receive the appropriate health care, leading to higher rates of disease, complications and comorbidities.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/social-determinants.html

Violence (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on family violence as an important public health issue.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/violence-position-paper.html

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