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2015 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Advocacy

...9 10 WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 17,721 deaths in 11 2011 from Hepatitis C, which exceeds the number of deaths from HIV, and 12 13 WHEREAS, the CDC and the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend 14 performing a onetime...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015-advocacy.pdf

2015 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Education

...2. Resolution No. 2002 Additional Resources for Community-Based Family Medicine GME Programs 3. Resolution No. 2003 Internationally Funded Residency Slots in U.S. Residency Programs 4. Resolution No. 2004 Updating Colon Cancer Screening 5. Resolution No. 2005 Physicians...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015-education.pdf

2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

...Commission members acknowledged that the AAFP continues to seek ways for these payers to do more to attract and support family medicine practices, especially those in rural settings and in urban underserved areas and agreed to reaffirm the resolution as being addressed through the...

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

2016 Election: Dates to Remember

On Nov. 8, American voters will elect a new president and vice president, 469 members of Congress and a dozen governors. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some important dates to remember.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_election_dates_to_remember.html

2016NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

...of any program to increase the number of underrepresented minority students entering medicine. 1005 Opioid Prescribing Restrictions RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) publicly condemn the practice of medicine without a license by state legislators,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2016NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...5. Resolution No. 5005 Increasing the Number of Family Physicians Providing Operative Obstetrics 6. Resolution No. 5006 Coverage of Assisted Reproductive Technologies 7. Resolution No. 5007 Support Income Transparency to Achieve Equitable Pay Among Family Physicians 8....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/PracticeEnhancementAgenda2017.pdf

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Impact ACOs' Ability to Succeed

The AAFP has asked for changes to a CMS interim final rule regarding 2017 disasters and accountable care organization policies.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180220msspdisaster.html

2017 NCCL Resolutions with Actions

...nonclinical policy: The AAFP reaffirms its position that it is the responsibility of the United States to train and distribute an adequate number of physicians to meet the diverse health care needs of its people, as well as to provide training opportunities for physicians from other...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2017NCCLResolutions.pdf

2017 Report of the Reference Committee on Education

...and 14 high volume maternity care, and be it further 15 16 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians reach out to family 17 medicine program directors to identify which search terms are appropriate for their 18 programs. 19 20 Authors and several others testified...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/EducationReport2017.pdf

2017 Report of the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...board member. 3 4 ITEM NO. 2: RESOLUTION NO. 4002: ESTABLISH A RURAL FAMILY MEDICINE 5 CONSTITUENCY 6 7 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians create a Rural Family 8 Medicine Constituency at the AAFP National Conference of Constituency Leaders. 9 10...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/OrganizationFinanceReport2017.pdf

2017 Report of the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...on this issue to be consolidated in a one stop, easy to use, 47 location on the website. Maternity care is a core aspect of family medicine practice. The reference 48 committee recognized the importance of creating a maternity credentialing toolkit designed to 49 assist family...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/PracticeEnhancementReport2017.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Advocacy

...affects people of color, and 23 24 WHEREAS, the following organizations already oppose such laws: American Medical Association, 25 HIV Medicine Associtation, Infectious Disease Society of America, American Psychological 26 Association, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18AdvocacyReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Education

...2. Resolution No. 2002 Family Medicine Residency Education Involving Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants 3. Resolution No. 2003 Maternal Mortality in the United States 4. Resolution No. 2004 J-1 Visa Waiver Program Hour Requirements Make Hospitalist Positions...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18EducationReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...of care, and be it further 47 48 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians encourage the Review Committee 49 of Family Medicine (RC-FM) of the AAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to 50 include implicit bias trainings within residency education core...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18HealthPublicScienceReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...Student Association and the National Hispanic Medical Association to create 34 a strategic plan to increase the number of Latinx physicians into the family medicine workforce, 35 and be it further 36 37 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians be aware of and support...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18OrganizationFinanceReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Agenda of the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement

...1. Resolution No. 5001 Re-humanize Medicine to Avoid Burn Out 2. Resolution No. 5002 Emerging Technologies in Family Medicine 3. Resolution No. 5003 Support Telemedicine Use in Hospice Care 4. Resolution No. 5004 Mentor Up! 5. Resolution No. 5005 Prenatal Counseling...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18PracticeEnhancementReferenceCommitteeAgenda.pdf

2018 Report of the Reference Committee on Education

...ITEM NO. 2: RESOLUTION NO. 2002: FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY EDUCATION 5 INVOLVING NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS 6 7 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians perform a survey to 8 residents to determine the level of interaction, instruction and/or...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18EducationReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

2018 Report of the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance

...Student Association and the National Hispanic 25 Medical Association to create a strategic plan to increase the number of Latinx physicians 26 into the family medicine workforce, and be it further 27 28 RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians be aware of and support...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/18OrganizationFinanceReferenceCommitteeReport.pdf

2018-2019 Influenza Vaccine Is Effective, Says CDC

On Feb. 15, the CDC released a pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that offer interim information on the 2018-2019 influenza season and address this season's flu vaccine effectiveness.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190220fluvaccine.html

2018NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

...quality metrics by patients’ race and insurance status, and advocate for policies that impose penalties for the discriminatory practice of medicine (such multi-tiered system of healthcare delivery) and for enforcement mechanisms for such penalties. Minority, New Physician, LGBT,...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2018NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

2019 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Is Coming Soon

Active AAFP and resident members will soon have an opportunity to tell the Academy what they think about being a member and what the AAFP can do to best serve the needs of members and drive the specialty forward.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190402membersatsurv.html

2019 NCCL Summary of Actions

...student loans once a physician enters the United States work force or qualifying non-governmental organization as a practicing family medicine primary care provider, and be it further RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians seek to advocate legislation to support...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2019NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315matchday.html

2019 Recommendations of the AMA Opioid Task Force

...companies must have addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry and psychiatric physicians not only in the network but accepting new patients as well as mental health and substance use disorder parity coverage that is on par with medical and surgical benefits. Anything less is...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/hops19-ama-opioid-recs.pdf

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190820itt-2020mpfs.html

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