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AAFP Joins U.S. Call to Action on Climate Change

The AAFP has joined more than 70 other organizations in signing on to the U.S. Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda. The document features 10 policy recommendations that government leaders can use to address climate change.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190702climatecall2action.html

AAFP Launches New Audio Journal Products

Two new audio products from the AAFP provide members easy access to select content from the Academy journals FPM and American Family Physician.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190806journalaudio.html

AAFP Launches PSA Campaign to Educate Patients

The AAFP will launch a national public service announcement campaign on May 1 to help prepare patients for important conversations.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180419psa.html

AAFP Leaders Give Thanks for Paths to Family Medicine

With Thanksgiving approaching, we asked some members of the AAFP Board of Directors why they're glad they chose family medicine. They shared their answers in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191125lv-thankgiving.html

AAFP Leads Effort to Extend MSSP Application Deadline

The AAFP and 11 other medical organizations said it would be challenging, if not impossible, for accountable care organizations to work within CMS' original timeframe.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190124msspextension.html

AAFP Lends Expertise on Social Determinants to Inform HHS

The AAFP recently offered HHS feedback on how to improve health care for Medicare patients with social risk factors and what the Academy has already accomplished in this area.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20181120hhssdoh.html

AAFP Letter Cites Concerns With CMS' Proposed Lab Rule

A recent AAFP letter to CMS expresses concerns with portions of a proposed rule that would increase the financial burden on in-office laboratories, possibly forcing the closure of those that are operating on already thin margins.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190409clialetter.html

AAFP Letter for the Senate Finance Committee RFI on Maternal Health - April 3, 2020

...when comparing women living in rural areas those living in urban areas.vii With the increasing rates of closure of rural hospitals and obstetric units, pregnant women must travel long distances for maternity care and have worse outcomes. Family Physicians’ Role in Addressing the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SenateFinance-MaternalHealth-040320.pdf

AAFP Letter of Support for HR 4243, the Rural MOMS Act - November 20, 2019

...134,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write to express the organization’s support for the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act or the Rural MOMS Act (HR 4243). The Rural MOMS Act addresses several important strategies necessary to...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SmallNewhouse-SupportHR4243RuralMOMSAct-112019.pdf

AAFP Letter of Support for the Success for Mothers and Newborns Act - July 30, 2020

...and infant mortality by increasing access to patient-centered care and strengthens important programs, as such as Rural Maternity and Obstetric Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program within the Health Resources and Services Administration. The legislation also supports the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-KaineMurkowski-MotherNewbornSuccessAct-073020.pdf

AAFP Letter Supporting the Rural MOMS Act - August 26, 2019

...134,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write to express the organization’s support for the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act or the Rural MOMS Act (S. 2373). The AAFP is pleased to support the Rural MOMS Act because it addresses...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SmithMurkowski-RuralMOMSAct-082619.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...complexity inherent to evaluation and management associated with endocrinology, rheumatology, hematology/oncology, urology, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, allergy/immunology, otolaryngology, or interventional pain management-centered care [Add-on code, list separately in addition...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

AAFP Letter to HRSA on Rural Health Care Access - October 9, 2019

...especially in conjunction with technologic and system advances such as telemedicine. Every community should have a plan for addressing obstetric, pediatric, and traumatic emergencies, though the details will vary significantly based on distance to tertiary care, weather, and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HRSA-RuralHealthCare-100919.pdf

AAFP Letter to the 116th Congress: House Representatives Introducing the AAFP - January...

...that have led to significant decreases in health care services for individuals in rural communities with an emphasis on primary care and obstetrics provided by family physicians. • Promotion of Health and Wellness - the AAFP is committed to promoting public policies that focus on...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/misc/LT-House-116Congress-AAFPIntro-012319.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on the Nicotine Product Standard - May 21, 2018

...Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Big Cities Health Coalition Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Eta Sigma Gamma - National Health Education Honorary International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Lung Cancer Alliance March of Dimes...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NicotineProductStandard-052118.pdf

AAFP Mailing List Policy

Find out the policies surrounding the distribution and use of the AAFP mailing list.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-mailing-list-policy.html

AAFP Member Advantage

The AAFP's Member Advantage program offers discounts on various products and services for AAFP members.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/advantage.html

AAFP Member Constituencies and Member Forums

Learn more about AAFP Member Constituencies and discussion groups, which address issues of importance to specific groups.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/connect/constituencies-forums.html

AAFP Member Welcome Center

Check out the AAFP Member Welcome Center to learn more about how to update your member profile, earn and report CME, and deepen your involvement with the AAFP.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center.html

AAFP Membership FAQ

Learn more about AAFP membership with FAQs.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/faq.html

AAFP METRIC with PEF Quality Improvement Program Evaluation

Read a description of the AAFP METRIC and PEF quality improvement programs study and view objectives, timeline, status and contact information.

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

AAFP Mission Statement

Read the mission statement for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/aafp-mission-statement.html

AAFP Mobile App

The AAFP mobile app for iOS and Android features AFP/FPM Journals, Quizzes, Board Review Questions, CME Reporting, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/resources/app.html

AAFP Names 2018–2019 Board of Directors

AAFP Names 2018–2019 Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-releases/board-of-directors.html

AAFP Names 2019–2020 Board of Directors

AAFP Names 2019–2020 Board of Directors

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-releases/aafp-names-2019-2020-board-of-directors.html

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