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Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family ...

Read the AAFP's policy on Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/social-determinants-health-family-medicine.html

Annual EKGs for Low-risk Patients

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on annual electrocardiograms (EKGs) or other cardiac screening for low-risk patients.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/cw-ekg.html

Breastfeeding and Lactation for Medical Trainees

Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding and lactation for medical trainees.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-lactation-medical-trainees.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

Cesarean Delivery in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position on the role of family physicians in delivering maternity care including cesarean delivery.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cesarean-delivery-family-medicine.html

Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Misuse: A Public Health Concern (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position on opioids and pain management.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/chronic-pain-management-opiod-misuse.html

Clinical Outcomes, Disclosing Unanticipated: A Resource Guide for Family Physicians ...

Read AAFP's position paper on the disclosure of mistakes in clinical settings.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-outcomes-disclosing-unanticipated.html

Clinical Practice Guideline Manual

Clinical Practice Guideline Manual

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual.html

Clinical Proctoring

Read the AAFP's position on clinical proctoring as an important peer review tool.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-proctoring.html

CME Credit, AAFP/CFPC Reciprocal Agreement

Read the reciprocal agreement between the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the AAFP regarding CME activities.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cme-credit-aafp-cfpc-reciprocal-agreement.html

Coding and Payment

Read AAFP's position on the use of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) to describe physician services.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/coding-and-payment.html

Colonoscopy (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP position paper on the ability of the family physician to perform a routine colonoscopy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Colonoscopy Privileging

Read the AAFP's position on granting privileges to family physicians trained to perform colonoscopy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/colonoscopy-privileging.html

Colposcopy (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP position paper on family physicians' scope of practice regarding a colposcopy test to detect cervical cancer.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Commission Meetings, Officer Attendance At

Read the AAFP policy on the number of officers allowed to attend cluster meetings.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/commission-meetings-officer-attendance.html

Coverage, Patient Education, and Counseling for Family Planning, Contraceptive Methods,...

Read the AAFP's policy statement on coverage, patient education, and counseling for family planning, contraceptive methods, and sterilization procedures.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/coverage-family-planning.html

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - AAFP Legislative Stance

Read AAFP's policy on Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration numbers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/drug-enforcement-administration.html

EGD, Training and Credentialing of Family Physicians In (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on training and credentialing of family physicians in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/egd-training-credentialing.html

Electrocardiograms, Family Physician Interpretation (Position Paper)

Learn about AAFP's Position Paper on family physician interpretation of electrocardiography.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/electrocardiograms-interpretation.html

Essential Community Provider

Learn about AAFP's policy on essential community providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/essential-community-provider.html

Ethics and Advance Planning for End-of-Life Care

Read about AAFP's policy on ethics and advance planning for end-of-life care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/ethics-advance-planning.html

Family Physician Burnout, Well-Being, and Professional Satisfaction (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position on family physician burnout, well-being, and professional satisfaction.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-physician-burnout.html

Family Physicians Delivering Emergency Medical Care - Critical Challenges and ...

Read AAFP's position paper about family physicians delivering emergency medical care - critical challenges and opportunities.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-physicians-emergency-care.html

Fees, Global Surgical

Read about AAFP's policy on global surgical fee.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/fees-global-surgical.html

Graduate Medical Education Financing Policy

Read AAFP's six principles for GME financing reform.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/graduate-medical-education-financing.html

Gun Violence, Prevention of (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position on the prevention of gun violence.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Health Care Costs, Methods for Reducing

Learn about AAFP's policy regarding methods to reduce health care costs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-care-costs-reducing.html

Health Care Professionals, Family Physician Training With

Learn AAFP's support of the training of family medicine residents in collaborative teams with non-physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Hospital Bylaws on Low Volume/No Volume Privileging

Learn about AAFP's policy on hospital bylaws on low volume/no volume privileging.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/hospital-bylaws-privileging.html

Incarceration and Health: A Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on Incarceration and Health: A Family Medicine Perspective .

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Independent Physician Associations (IPAs) Definition

Read the AAFP's guiding principles for establishing independent physicians associations definition and the benefits to business.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/independent-physician-associations.html

Lung Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendations

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for lung cancer.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/lung-cancer.html

Managed Care Reform

Read why the AAFP supports managed care reform.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/managed-care-reform.html

Marijuana and Cannabinoids: Health, Research and Regulatory Considerations (Position ...

Read the AAFP's position on marijuana and cannobinoids.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Medicaid, Core Principles

Learn about AAFP's support of policies related to Medicaid care and payments.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medicaid-principles.html

Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Neonatal Circumcision

Read AAFP's policy on Neonatal Circumcision.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/neonatal-circumcision.html

Nurse Midwives, Certified

Learn about the AAFP's guidelines for integrated practices and the supervision of nurse midwives.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-midwives.html

Nurse Practitioners

Read the AAFP's position on the role of nurse practitioners in an integrated practice environment and the physician's supervision role.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-practitioners.html

Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's policy on Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/obstetric-ultrasound.html

Opioid Use Disorder Screening

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for Unhealthy Drug Use.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/oud.html

Parental Leave During Residency Training

Read AAFP's policy on parental leave plans during residency training.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/parental-leave.html

Payer Acceptance of Supplemental Data

Learn about the AAFP's position on payer acceptance of supplemental data.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payer-acceptance.html

Payment, Physician

Read the AAFP's position on the physician's responsibility to devise a reliable payment system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-physician.html

Performance Measures Criteria

Learn about the AAFP's position on performance measure criteria including its measurability and achievability.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/performance-measures.html

Political Action

Read the AAFP's recommendations on effective communication with legislators at all levels of government to support the family medicine specialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/political-action.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

Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preconception-care.html

Principles for Administrative Simplification

Read the AAFP's policy on principles for administrative simplification.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/principles-administrative-simplification.html

Privileging Policy Statements

Read AAFP's position on specialty societies maintaining privileging policies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileging-policy-statements.html

Prostate Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for prostate cancer.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/prostate-cancer.html

Prostate Cancer Screening

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation against screening for prostate cancer using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal exam.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/cw-prostate-cancer.html

Radiology (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on radiology practice in reference to family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Research - Ethical Participation by Family Physicians

Read the ethical considerations for physicians to follow when conducting medical research.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-ethical.html

Research, Family Medicine Journals

Read AAFP's position on the availability of publications for original family medicine research.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-journals.html

Residency Training Leading to Dual Board Certification

Read the AAFP's position on preferred three-year residency programs leading to board certification.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/residency-training-dual.html

Rural Practice, Keeping Physicians In (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on the recruitment, retention and training of rural health physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-practice-keeping-physicians.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

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

Substance Use Disorders

Read AAFP's policies on substance use disorders and related health prevention programs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/substance-use-disorders.html

Tiered and Narrowed Physician Networks

Read the AAFP's position on the use of tiered and narrowed primary care physician networks and its effect on family medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/tiered-narrowed-physiciannetworks.html

Tobacco: Preventing and Treating Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Use (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on the preventing and treating nicotine and tobacco use.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/tobacco-preventingtreating.html

Value-Based Payment

Read the AAFP's position on value-based payment programs and the principles they should adhere to in order to improve quality.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/value-based-payment.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

Violence in the Media and Entertainment (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on violence in the media and its effect on American children.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/violence-media-entertainment.html

Visa (J-1) Waiver Program

Read the AAFP policy on waiver programs for the J-1 VISA.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/visa-ji-waiver.html

Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's recommendations of the Vision and Principles of a Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/vision-qualiitymeasurement.html

Workforce Reform

Read AAFP's recommendations of the reforms needed to address the family physician workforce.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/workforce-reform.html

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