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FP Essentials in the AAFP App

Access AAFP FP Essentials CME content on your mobile device through the AAFP app. Read, annotate, and more. Purchase required.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

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

Study Charts Downturn in Primary Care Office Visits

A recent study tracking a downward trend in primary care visits cited several contributing factors, including the high cost of care that the AAFP has been working to address.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200226fewervisits.html

How to Write a Curriculum Vitae

Learn how to write a cirriculum vitae using various headings and formatting tips to highlight personal interests and activities to help distinguish individual candidates.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/find-a-job/write-cv.html

CDC Releases Interim Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Report

According to a Feb. 21 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC, the current influenza vaccine has been 45% effective overall against 2019-2020 seasonal influenza A and B viruses.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200226interimfluve.html

Evidence Lacking on Cognitive Impairment Screening in Older Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200226uspstfcognitivescreen.html

Questions for ALSO/BLSO CME Providers

View questions and answers for ALSO and BLSO CME providers about the AAFP CME credit process.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/also-blso-cme-providers.html

Study: Many Young Women Receiving Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

More than half of all pelvic examinations performed in women younger than 21 may be unnecessary, new research suggests. And nearly three-fourths of Pap tests in these patients may not be needed.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200225pelvicexams.html

Jennifer Brull, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

The Kansas AFP announces the candidacy of Jennifer Brull, M.D., of Plainville, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200225brull-cand-ann.html

Mary Campagnolo, M.D., M.B.A., Runs for AAFP Director

The New Jersey AFP announces the candidacy of Mary Campagnolo, M.D., M.B.A., of Bordentown, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200225campagnolo-cand-ann.html

Windel Stracener, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

The Indiana AFP announces the candidacy of Windel Stracener, M.D., of Richmond, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200225stracener-cand-ann.html

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse Resources

A variety of tools and resources to care for patients who suffer from chronic pain and those at-risk for opioid / prescription drug abuse.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/pain-management/pain-management-and-opioid-abuse-resources.html

Office Champions

Learn about Office Champions Tobacco Cessation projects and access practical strategies for making system changes to your practice to improve tobacco cessation success rates.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

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

Tar Wars - Tobacco and Smoking Prevention Program for Kids

Tar Wars is a tobacco and smoking prevention program for fourth and fifth-grade students designed to teach kids about the consequences of tobacco use.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover the answers to your questions about the METRIC program, designed to help you fulfill the ABFM's Performance Improvement Activities requirement for certification. Do you have a question about METRIC? Get the answers here!

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/metric/faq.html

METRIC for Residency Programs

Family medicine residency programs easily meet the ACGME requirements for practice-based learning and improvement with METRIC. Choose from modules on: asthma and hypertension.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/metric/residency.html

METRIC for AAFP Chapters

Learn how AAFP Chapters can help their members with performance improvement through the METRIC CME activity.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/metric/chapters.html

METRIC: Meet the ABFM PI Activities Requirement

Discover how the METRIC program from the AAFP can help you fulfill the ABFM's Performance Improvement Activities requirement as you earn CME.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/metric/metric-mcfpiv.html

METRIC User Guide

Easily fulfill the ABFM's Performance Improvement Activities requirement through this online performance improvement CME activity. Designed for family physicians.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/metric/guide.html

METRIC for Practice Groups

Complete your Performance Improvement Activities project with your practice group, residency program, or AAFP Chapter. Learn how to get started together.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/metric/groups.html

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS)

Fight for family medicine in the nation's capitol at the AAFP's Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in May 2021.

Events : Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmas.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

The Lady With Lavender Essential Oils Is the New Dr. Google

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post that patients will be the casualties of the war on science if doctors don't speak out about misinformation and false claims.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200224fp-media.html

FP Turns Self-Advocacy Into Advocacy for Family Medicine

Hearing loss forced Joanna Bisgrove, M.D., to learn how to advocate effectively. The AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders helped her become an advocate for others.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200224fdf-bisgrove.html

State Legislative Conference (SLC)

Learn about issues influencing health care and how to effect change where you live at the AAFP's State Legislative Conference in September 2020.

Events : State Legislative Conference (SLC)

https://www.aafp.org/events/slc.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

CDC Updates Treatment Guidelines for Latent TB Infection

The CDC recently updated guidelines for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection, the first comprehensive guidelines on LTBI issued since 2000.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200219ltbiguidelines.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

Board of Directors Minutes in Brief

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About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board/minutes.html

ABFM Director Nominations

Information about applying to be an ABFM director.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/abfm-director-nom.html

My Financial Transactions FAQ

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About AAFP : About AAFP.org

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/financial-transactions-faq.html

About Flash

About Flash Player and aafp.org

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

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

Acknowledgment and Feedback

Learn more about about our panel of experts and provide your feedback on the Cognitive Care Kit.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Cognitive Evaluation

The tools and resources in this section will assist in determining whether a full diagnostic work-up is warranted once impairment has been identified.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Diagnosis and Disclosure

The tools and resources for this section help with assessment, determining the type and stage of cognitive impairment, and communication of prognosis.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/cognitive-care/diagnosis-and-disclosure.html

Index Visit/Initial Signs

The tools and resources in this section help establish a baseline assessment of changes in behavior or memory for a patient.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/cognitive-care/index-visit-initial-signs.html

Long-Term Planning

These resources are for the entire care team and can be sued to help initiate conversations that prepare a patient for the aging process.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/cognitive-care/long-term-planning.html

Related Resources

These tools and resources include general information on addressing cognitive impairment with patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Management: Late Stage

The section provides tools and resources for implementing appropriate interventions, managing anxiety and respecting the patient’s quality of life.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/cognitive-care/management-late-stage.html

Management: Mild to Severe

The tools and resources in this section help in the development of a case management plan for mild to severe stages of cognitive impairment.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/cognitive-care/management-mild-to-severe.html

Prevention

These tools and resources are intended to assist with communication about brain health, risk factors for memory loss, and signs of cognitive impairment.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Summer Safety

Remind your patients to stay hydrated, protect their skin from the sun, and follow pool safety recommendations.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/physical-safety/summer-safety.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

IPF Quiz Answer Key

IPF Quiz Answer Key

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/respiratory-health/ipf-quiz-answer-key.html

Test Your Knowledge of IPF

Test Your Knowledge of IPF

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/respiratory-health/test-your-knowledge-of-ipf.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

USMLE Change Benefits Students, Reflects AAFP Guidance

Medical students scored a major win last week when the United States Medical Licensing Examination program announced its intention to change score reporting for the USMLE Step 1 exam from the current three-digit numeric score to pass/fail beginning in 2022.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200220usmlechange.html

Terms of Use

Terms of use for aafp.org

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

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

AAFP Delegates to the AMA

Information about becoming an AAFP delegate to the American Medical Association.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/ama-delegates.html

Commission Descriptions

Descriptions of the different commission groups at the AAFP.

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/descriptions.html

About Cookies

About cookies and aafp.org

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

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

About PDFs

About PDF file and aafp.org

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

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

About Podcasts

About podcasts and aafp.org

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/podcasts.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

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.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Advocacy

Information on local, state, and national LGBT advocacy efforts, including the latest on AAFP advocacy efforts.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Tools and Resources

Tools and resources to support LGBT patient care strategies, including additional toolkits and patient education resources.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/lbgtq/tools-resources.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.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Maternal Health

Access AAFP's maternal health resources to support your patients at all stages of their reproductive life.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Recommending HPV Vaccinations in Young Adults: Maximize the "Catch-up" Years

Recommending HPV Vaccinations in Young Adults: Maximize the "Catch-up" Years

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adolescent-and-young-adult-health/recommending-hpv-vaccinations-in-young-adults-webinar.html

Adolescent and Young Adult Clinical Preventive Services Webinair

Learn more about the clinical preventive services and discussions that help keep your adolescent and young adult patients healthy.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adolescent-and-young-adult-health/adolescent-young-adult-clinical-preventive-services-webinar.html

Access to Care

Get information for your patients about open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Education and Practice-Based Resources

Education and Practice-Based Resources

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/education-and-practice-based-resources.html

Permission Requests

Permissions requests for aafp.org content.

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

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

Helping Patients Set Fitness Goals

Read about how to use AIM-HI in your practice to help motivate staff and patients to make healthy food and fitness choices.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/healthy-lifestyle/obesity-activity/helping-patients-set-fitness-goals.html

AAFP Policies on Health Equity Issues

AAFP Policies on Health Equity Issues

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Environmental Health and Climate Change

Environmental Health and Climate Change

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/social-determinants/environmental-health-and-climate-change.html

Advocacy for Health Equity

Learn more about advocacy efforts around Social Determinants of health with resources from The EveryONE Project.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/advocacy-for-health-equity.html

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Access community-based resources from The EveryONE project to help address social determinants of health in the community.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/interdisciplinary-collaboration.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

Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

The Health Equity Curricular Toolkit was championed by the Health Equity Team of Family Medicine for America’s Health and inspired by the Starfield II Health Equity Summit. This toolkit provides a structured curricular tool to facilitate exploration of some of the most pressing ...

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/health-equity-tools.html

NRN Membership

NRN Membership

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Types of CME Credit

Learn about and view examples of the various types of CME credit.

CME : CME FAQs

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

Obtain and Report CME Credit

Get answers to frequently asked questions on how to report your CME credits.

CME : CME FAQs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/about/report.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

Member CME Requirements

Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding AAFP CME requirements for membership.

CME : CME FAQs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/about/member-requirements.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

Staff and Editors | AAFP FP Essentials

Get to know the staff members and editors for FP Essentials, a monthly family medicine monograph produced by the AAFP.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

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

FP Essentials FAQs

Learn about FP Essentials from the AAFP, a monthly monograph on family medicine clinical topics. Peer-reviewed and unbiased. Available in print and online.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

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

FP Essentials Editorial Mission and Policies | AAFP

Learn and understand the mission and policies of FP Essentials, a monthly family medicine monograph produced by the AAFP.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editorial-mission-and-policies.html

Pneumococcus Vaccine

Information on pneumococcus conjugate vaccine.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Alaska

Find the Alaska contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/ak.html

Alabama

Find the Alabama contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/al.html

Arkansas

Find the Arkansas contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/ar.html

California

Find the California contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/ca.html

Colorado

Find the Colorado contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/co.html

Arizona

Find the Arizona contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/az.html

Connecticut

Find the Connecticut contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/ct.html

District of Columbia

Find the District of Columbia contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/dc.html

Delaware

Find the Delaware contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/de.html

Florida

Find the Florida contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/fl.html

Georgia

Find the Georgia contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/ga.html

Hawaii

Find the Hawaii contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/hi.html

Iowa

Find the Iowa contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/ia.html

Idaho

Find the Idaho contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/id.html

Illinois

Find the Illinois contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/il.html

Indiana

Find the Indiana contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/in.html

Kansas

Find the Kansas contact information for the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/immunizations-registry-information/ks.html

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