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AAFP Chronic Pain Management Toolkit

Access exclusive tools and resources to help your patients manage pain and combat opioid abuse.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/pain-management/aafp-chronic-pain-management-toolkit.html

ACO Planning Guide

ACOs are a group of health care providers who share responsibility for the quality, cost, and coordination of care with aligned incentives for a population of patients.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/acos/aco-planning-guide.html

AAFP Credit Activity Types

The AAFP grants CME credit for many different activities. Learn more here.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/activity-types.html

Smoking Cessation Report Examines New Quitting Strategies

A report from the surgeon general contains a wealth of new information on interventions and strategies for smoking cessation that family physicians can employ with their patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200220sgcessationreport.html

Leadership Development and Diversity in Academic Family Medicine: An Emphasis on Women ...

Leadership Development and Diversity in Academic Family Medicine: An Emphasis on Women and Underrepresented in Medicine

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Workforce Diversity

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

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

As front-line health care providers, family physicians play an essential role in the early detection of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and the timely referral to a pulmonologist.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/respiratory-health/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis.html

Caregiver Resources

This section provides resources to for both physicians and other caregivers on communication with the patient about a care plan.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/cognitive-care/caregiver-resources.html

Terms of Use

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About AAFP : About AAFP.org

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/terms.html

AAFP Products/Online Shopping FAQ

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About AAFP : About AAFP.org

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/products-shopping-faq.html

Meningococcal Disease and the Men B Vaccine

Read a current review of meningococcal disease information, including frequently asked questions about the Men B vaccine.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/disease-pop-immunization/meningococcal-disease-vaccine.html

Reporting CME Credit to Other Organizations

Learn about reporting CME credit to organizations other than the AAFP.

CME : CME FAQs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/about/other.html

Your CME Report

Learn how to obtain a report on CME credits earned, and how to utilize this information to manage your AAFP learning requirements.

CME : CME FAQs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/about/your-report.html

Pertussis Vaccine: Receiving Tdap During Pregnancy

Pregnant women should receive a dose of the TDap vaccine during every pregnancy, ideally between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/disease-pop-immunization/pertussis-vaccine-receiving-tdap-during-pregnancy.html

FP Essentials Permissions | AAFP

Discover permissions requirements related to FP Essentials, an AAFP monthly monograph of topics in family medicine, available in print and online.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/permissions.html

Measles Vaccine

Information on how to talk to patients about the importance and safety of the MMR vaccine to prevent measles.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/disease-pop-immunization/measles-vaccine.html

Questions About the Application Process

View frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and the application process.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/application-process.html

Questions About Translation to Practice (t2p)

View frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and the Translation to Practice (t2p) process.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/t2p.html

Questions After Completing an Application

View answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and completing an application for CME credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/completing-application.html

Questions about Knowledge Self-Assessments (KSAs)

View frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and the knowledge self-assessment (KSA) process.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/ksa.html

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Agreement

Learn about the AAFP and CFPC reciprocal certification agreements for members.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/credit-statements/cfpc-agreement.html

Credit Calculation and Credit Terms

Learn to calculate CME credit and understand the credit terms to apply for AAFP CME credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/credit-calculation-and-terms.html

Questions About Blended Learning

View answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP CME Credit System and the blended learning process.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/blended-learning.html

Translation to Practice (t2p)

Learn about the Translation to Practice (t2p) program, which offers CME credits to individuals for taking what they learn in a CME activity and translating it to their practice.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/t2p.html

Credit Statements

View a list of credit statements for all AAFP-approved CME activities.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/credit-statements.html

Questions When Getting Started

View frequently asked questions regarding AAFP CME Credit System and getting started with applying for CME credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/getting-started.html

Post-Submission Information

Post-submission information for CME providers who have submitted an application for AAFP CME credit.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/post-submission.html

AAFP Credit Application Fees

View AAFP CME Credit System application fees for AAFP certification.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/fees.html

Cerebral Palsy: An Overview - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - Cerebral palsy, which occurs in two to three out of 1,000 live births, has multiple etiologies resulting in brain injury that affects movement, posture, and balance. The movement disorders associated with cerebral palsy are categorized as spasticity, dyskinesia, ataxia, or mixed/other. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p213.html

Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evaluation and Management - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - Evaluation and management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding focus on etiologies originating distally to the ligament of Treitz. Diverticular disease is the most common source, accounting for 40% of cases. Hemorrhoids, angiodysplasia, infectious colitis, and inflammatory bowel ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p206.html

ACIP Approves 2020 Adult and Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ...

Feb 15, 2020 - The 2020 adult and childhood/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p251.html

Topical Interventions Improve Outcomes After Cryosurgery for Actinic Keratosis - POEMs ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - Based on a review of low-quality evidence, adding a topical intervention after cryosurgery for actinic keratosis improves the likelihood of complete clearance from 46% to 79% (number needed to treat = 3).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p249.html

Increased Readmissions and Adverse Events with Intensification of Antihypertensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - The intensification of antihypertensive regimens on discharge in older adults hospitalized for noncardiac conditions is associated with an increased risk of readmission (number needed to harm [NNH] = 27) and medication-related serious adverse events (NNH = 63) within 30 days.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p248a.html

Success Measurements

Read about the research-based evaluation of the Tar Wars program using qualitative and quantitative measures.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/tobacco-and-nicotine/tar-wars/measurements.html

Tips for Former Smokers

The CDC says that brief advice from a health care professional significantly increases the odds that a patient is successful in quitting smoking. That’s why family physicians are a vital partner in the Tips From Former Smokers campaign.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/tobacco-and-nicotine/tips-for-former-smokers.html

PCPs Outpace Specialists in Embracing Digital Health Tools

Use of digital health tools increased from 2016 to 2019, with FPs and other primary care physicians showing considerable interest in tools that allow them to provide remote patient care, a recent survey found.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200212digitalhealthtools.html

Ask Act

There's strong evidence that advising patients to quit tobacco and nicotine can more than double cessation success rates. And research shows that current smokers are more satisfied with their health care if physicians offer cessation interventions.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/tobacco-and-nicotine/ask-act.html

The Med Student Curriculum Vitae - Writing a CV for Residency

Get noticed by program directors with a compelling curriculum vitae that highlights your accomplishments.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/applying-to-residency/cv.html

Residency Application Requirements for International Medical Graduates

Understand the special residency application requirements applicable to graduates of medical schools outside of the U.S.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/applying-to-residency/international-medical-graduates.html

Requesting Letters of Recommendation for Residency Application

Letters of recommendation give candidates a unique opportunity to set themselves apart in the Match. Learn when and how to request strong letters from your attendings.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/applying-to-residency/references.html

Abbreviated AAFP Phone Directory

A short list of AAFP phone numbers.

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/contact/phone-directory.html

Colleagues' Deaths Inspired FP to Bounce Back

Corey Martin, M.D., co-founded the Bounce Back Project to promote health through happiness among clinicians and in the community. Data show the work is making a difference.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200210fdf-martin.html

Communication Tools for FMIGs

Watch, listen, and download resources that will help your family medicine interest group promote family medince at your medical school.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Table 6: Average Number of Family Physician Patient Encounters Per Week by Setting

Table 6: Average Number of Family Physician Patient Encounters Per Week by Setting

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts/table6.html

Why Family Medicine?

Learn why family medicine is such an important audience to reach as part of engaging with the AAFP.

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/engage-with-aafp/why-family-medicine.html

Table 14: Number of Babies Delivered

Table 14: Number of Babies Delivered

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts/table14.html

Resident Leaders

Learn more about the resident leaders at the AAFP.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/student-resident/resident-leaders.html

Table 7: Patient Health Care Insurance Coverage

Table 7: Patient Health Care Insurance Coverage

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts/table7.html

Table 10: Acceptance of Medicaid Patients

Table 10: Acceptance of Medicaid Patients

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts/table10.html

Table 13: Hospital Admission Privileges

Table 13: Hospital Admission Privileges

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts/table13.html

Table 2: Demographic Characteristics of AAFP Members

Table 2: Demographic Characteristics of AAFP Members

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts/table2.html

Table 5: Family Physician 2017 Income Before Taxes

Table 5: Family Physician 2017 Income Before Taxes

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts/table5.html

Table 9: Acceptance of Medicare Patients

Table 9: Acceptance of Medicare Patients

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts/table9.html

CDC Updates Interim Guidance for Novel Coronavirus

As the CDC continues to update its interim guidance for health care professionals on the novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China, the AAFP will work to rapidly relay that information to members.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200205coronavirusupdt.html

Patients Aren't Widgets; Care Shouldn't Be Volume-based

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that treating patients like assembly line products -- and judging physicians by their productivity -- isn't good for anyone.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200205fp-widgets.html

It's Not Only OK to Be Vulnerable, It's Necessary

Medical student Margaret Miller writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that although allowing ourselves to be vulnerable is difficult, it opens doors to learning and opportunities.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200205lv-vulnerability.html

History of the AAFP

Historical information about the AAFP.

About AAFP : Who is the AAFP?

https://www.aafp.org/about/who-is-the-aafp/history-aafp.html

Antibiotics for Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Medicine by ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Prescription of antibiotics for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is controversial due to the variety of etiologies. This review examined the use of antibiotics to treat COPD in outpatient, inpatient, and ICU settings. Read more.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/od1.html

Clostridioides difficile Infection: Update on Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection have recently been updated. Risk factors include recent exposure to health care facilities or antibiotics, especially clindamycin. C. difficile infection is characterized by a wide range of symptoms, from ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p168.html

Screening and Counseling Adolescents and Young Adults: A Framework for Comprehensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Healthy development is likely to occur when an adolescent’s risk factors are limited and when protective factors are fostered. Healthy development is further encouraged when youth feel valued, empowered, and form healthy social connections. Threats to the well-being of adolescents ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p147.html

Menopause - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on menopause and related issues, including estrogen and progestogen therapy, hormone therapy, hot flashes, mood symptoms, sexual difficulties, and postmenopause. This collection features AFP content on menopause and related issues, including estrogen...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=59

OnabotulinumtoxinA for Prevention of Migraine in Adults - Cochrane for Clinicians - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - OnabotulinumtoxinA reduces the number of migraine days per month by two days compared with placebo in adults with chronic migraines.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p144.html

The 2020 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is trying to make Medicare documentation less burdensome and planning more changes that should result in a pay raise for family physicians in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p8.html

Social Media for Doctors: Taking Professional and Patient Engagement to the Next Level ...

Feb 1, 2020 - Some of the top family physicians on social media share their best practices for building a following and avoiding common pitfalls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p19.html

Improving the Waiting Room Experience -- FPM

Feb 1, 2020 - Adding a touch of tech, a dose of education, and plenty of creature comforts to your waiting room can make it more palatable for patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0100/p14.html

Treatments for Postmenopausal Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder - FPIN's Clinical ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Transdermal testosterone for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in postmenopausal women results in an additional 0.92 sexually satisfying events per month, acne, and increased androgenic effects without major complications

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p182.html

Submit 2019 MIPS Data Early, Avoid Help Center Backlog

The reporting period for the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance year is open until March 31, but don't wait -- CMS advises early data submission.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20200131mipsreporting.html

Adult ADHD Screening

A study to assess the interest and feasibility of screening for adult ADHD among family physicians.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/adult-adhd.html

Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation: FMD RapSDI

Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation (RapSDI) is a signature program funded by the AAFP Foundation in collaboration with the AAFP National Research Network (AAFP NRN). RapSDI seeks to build research capacity for family medicine scientific discovery ...

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/family_medicine_discovers.html

FMIG Family Medicine Programming Ideas

Find ways to promote the Family Medicine specialty from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Student Membership Ambassador Form

Grow student interest in family medicine on your campus by becoming an AAFP/FMIG Student Membership Ambassador.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/lead-fmig/find-fmig-funding/student-membership-ambassador/apply.html

Start an FMIG

Looking to start a Family Medicine Interest Group? Here are some things to consider before you start your FMIG.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

How FMIGs Can Collaborate with Other Campus Groups

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

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Student Membership Ambassador Program

Learn about the requirements for becoming an FMIG student membership coordinator.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/lead-fmig/find-fmig-funding/student-membership-ambassador.html

FMIG Clinical Skills Workshop Ideas

Find clinical skills (procedures) workshop ideas from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

FMIG Community Service Ideas

Find community service ideas from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

FMIG Lecture and Discussion Ideas

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

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

FMIG Innovative Program Ideas

Need ideas for your MIG? Find innovative program ideas from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

FMIG Networking and Social Activity Ideas

Get ideas for programs and activities your FMIG can host.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

FMIG Programming Ideas for M3s and M4s

Find residency-prep activity ideas from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Prescriptions for Health - Improving Health Behaviors Through Telephone Linked Care

Read about the Prescriptions for Health study and view aims, objectives, information about presentations, and key findings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/rx-for-health.html

Pharyngitis in Children - Clinicians’ Management Approach

Read about the Pharyngitis in Children - Clinicians’ Management Approach study and view aims, key findings and contact information.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/pharyngitis.html

AAFP NRN Newsletter

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Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/news.html

PREPARE-PeRson EmPowered Asthma RElief

PREPARE-PeRson EmPowered Asthma RElief

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/prepare1.html

Cancer Care by Family Physicians - A Qualitative Study of Physician and Patient Views

Read a description of the Cancer Care by Family Physicians study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, status and key findings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/cancer.html

Asthma IQ for Primary Care Physicians

Read a description of the ASTHMA IQ study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, and status. Get contact information for further details.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/asthma-iq.html

Collaborative National Network Examining Comparative Effectiveness Trials (CoNNECT)

Read a description of the CoNNECT study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, status and key findings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/connect.html

Diabetes Outcome Study

Read a description of the Diabetes Outcome study and view aims, objectives, timeline, status and key findings.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/diabetes.html

FPs Make a Difference Volunteering in 'The Big Easy'

Community service opportunities drew 220 family physicians and their families Oct. 9 during the Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010fmx-volunteer.html

Delegates Act on Family Medicine Education Issues

Delegates discussed a wide variety of issues during the Reference Committee on Education hearing at the Congress of Delegates in New Orleans, including paid leave for new parents and CME changes meant to encourage precepting and meet other family medicine needs.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181015cod-education.html

Panel: Buprenorphine 'Can Give Patients Their Lives Back'

During a Family Medicine Experience main-stage presentation on opioids, an HHS representative said family physicians can help curb the crisis by prescribing buprenorphine. A panel of family physicians agreed.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016fmx-opioids.html

Cullen: FPs Are Heroes in 'Epic Adventure' of U.S. Health Care

Newly installed AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., opened the 2018 Family Medicine Experience with a rousing speech about changing the health care system so FPs can do the work their patients need.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181015fmx-cullenspeech.html

Compassion, Faith Drive FPOY to Help Patients, Community

Will Cooke, M.D., a family physician from Austin, Ind., who took on disease outbreaks caused by injection drug use in his small rural community, has been named the AAFP's 2019 Family Physician of the Year.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181011fpoy-cooke.html

Delegates Tackle Rural OB Decline, Hospitality Event

Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of issues, including how to stem the ongoing loss of obstetrical services in rural areas and potential changes to the combined AAFP candidate hospitality event held during the COD.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016cod-orgfin.html

COD Addresses Medical Aid in Dying, Institutional Racism

Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates in New Orleans addressed a number of clinical and patient-oriented issues, including medical aid in dying and institutional racism in health care.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010cod-hops.html

FPs Tackle Primary Care Spending, Other Weighty Topics

The 2018 AAFP Congress of Delegates' Reference Committee on Advocacy considered a number of resolutions important to family physicians and their patients, including primary care spending and single payer options.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181012cod-advocacy.html

FPs Act on Data, Credentialing, Other Hot Topics

The 2018 Congress of Delegates Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement tackled topics ranging from claims data to credentialing.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016cod-pe.html

Obtaining Funds for Your FMIG

The AAFP has a grant program available for student organizations and clubs, plus browse other ideas for fundraising to support your mission.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

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

Payment Tops FPs' Agenda at Town Hall

During a Town Hall meeting before the 2018 Congress of Delegates convened, AAFP leaders discussed the need to double the nation's investment in primary care. A few states already have moved to do so.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181008townhall.html

Screening for childhood trauma history -- FPM

Several screening tools can help you identify patients whose health may be affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/screen_for_aces.html

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