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DPC and COVID: Looking Back as We Move Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but as we ease back into the pre-pandemic rhythm of working, seeing family and cautiously exploring public spaces, it seems only natural to take a step back and reflect on what the past year and a half have brought us. In this Fresh Perspectives blog ...

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210722fp-dpccovid.html

CME Aims to Boost Immunization Rates in Black Communities

The AAFP, through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, has unveiled a comprehensive CME program designed to increase adult immunization rates among African American patients.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210722immcme.html

AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series On Demand

Watch AAFP’s CME webinar series on COVID-19 anytime, anywhere on demand. Get the latest clinical topic updates and perspectives with the ongoing pandemic crisis.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/webinar-series-on-demand.html

Closing the Gaps on Health Disparities

FMX speaker Andrea Westby, M.D., is challenging race-based clinical practices and working to diversify the family medicine workforce.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210720fdf-westby.html

New CME Helps Family Physicians Fight Imposter Syndrome

A new, member-exclusive CME activity on overcoming imposter syndrome aims to support family physicians who are underrepresented in medicine.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210719impostercme.html

New Clinical Guidance Page Highlights Academy COPD Resources

The AAFP has created a COPD clinical guidance webpage that features a new guideline from the Academy on pharmacologic management of COPD exacerbations.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210716copd.html

AAFP Resources Explore Administrative Simplification

Visit the AAFP’s newly launched Administrative Simplification webpage for a look at how the Academy is working to cut administrative burden. It’s a battle that’s being fought on multiple fronts, and this new resource highlights many of those efforts.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210716adminsimp.html

LGBTQ+ Patient Care Online CME | AAFP

Explore issues affecting LGBTQ+ community and earn 6.5 CME credits. Topics: peripartum care, health inequalities for LGBTQ+ youth, and HIV prevention.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/lgbtq-plus-patient-care.html

Stream Chronic Diseases CME Conference in December | AAFP

Stay ahead of common patient conditions by registering for AAFP's Care of Chronic Conditions virtual CME conference Dec 1-4. Earn up to 26 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/chronic-conditions/streaming.html

Staying Between the Lines: Why Time in Range Matters

Do you know what time in range (TIR) is? A recent Dexcom survey found that nearly half of people with insulin-treated diabetes are unaware of TIR. A glucose monitoring metric, TIR denotes the percentage of time an individual’s glucose level is within target range (70-180 mg/dL) and is ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/staying-between-the-lines-why-time-in-range-matters1.html

Help Patients Visualize Insomnia for Others

Things that are hard to see can be even harder to explain, especially for your patients with insomnia. But now there’s a way you can help them visualize insomnia—and even find the words to describe their struggle to family and friends—with the See My Insomnia visualizer.

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/help-patients-visualize-insomnia-for-others.html

Simplify Allergy Testing and Patient Health Management

A patient presents with a cough, shortness of breath, headache, and congestion. Is it a respiratory infection? Asthma? Or an allergy? Unfortunately, all three can have similar symptoms, making them difficult to differentiate. Being able to confirm a patient has allergies as the cause of...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/simplify-allergy-testing-and-patient-health-management.html

Nominations Open for Wonca North America Presidency

Family physicians who are interested in global health issues and have strong leadership skills may apply through Aug. 6 for consideration as the next regional president for the North America Region of the World Organization of Family Doctors.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210715woncanorthamerica.html

AAFP Notches Multiple Advocacy Wins for IMGs

The AAFP has scored a number of victories on behalf of international medical graduates, who account for more than 20 percent of the family physician workforce.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210714imgadvocacy.html

Topic Collections -- FPM

Jul 13, 2021 - FPM editors' choice of best available content for family physicians.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewAll.htm

FP Essentials #506 Heart Failure | July 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition on heart failure includes topics on preserved or reduced ejection fraction, right-sided heart failure, and advanced refractory heart failure.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/506-ed.html

Administrative Simplification

Family physicians can learn how the AAFP advocates for and works to increase administrative simplification so that physicians can increase time spent caring for patients and find greater joy in practice.

Membership : Key Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/membership/initiatives/administrative-simplification.html

Time to Report on CARES Act’s Provider Relief Fund Payments

Physicians who received payments through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act’s Provider Relief Fund that exceeded $10,000 total from April 10-June 30, 2020, are required to report on the use of those funds during the current reporting period between now and Sept. 30, ...

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210713prfreporting.html

Payment Program Aims to Boost Health Center OUD Treatment

A new program from the Health Resources and Services Administration will compensate certain facilities that employ family physicians and other clinicians who have recently obtained a buprenorphine waiver.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210713hrsawaiver.html

Rush Mentor Aims to Bolster Primary Care Pipeline

Carl Lambert Jr., M.D., said it was a blessing to find a Black male family physician role model during medical school. Now he aims to fill that mentoring role for others.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210712fdf-lambert.html

Members-only E/M Guidelines Webinar Recording Now Online

AAFP members who weren’t able to view last month’s live webinar, Demystifying the 2021 Office Visit E/M Guidelines, can now access a recorded version of the event.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210712e-mresourceupdts.html

Family Medicine Groups Join Call for Another Virtual Match

The AAFP and other family medicine organizations have issued recommendations for the 2021-22 Match cycle, including direction regarding virtual interviews, and the Academy has several resources to assist in the process.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210709match2022.html

AAFP-PT Orders for 2022 Now Being Accepted

If you’re one of the majority of family physicians who have chosen to streamline the care you offer patients by performing many of your own laboratory tests using AAFP Proficiency Testing, you should know that you can now access the program’s 2022 specimen catalog and order forms.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210708aafp-pt2022.html

Tar Wars Campaign Releases Updated Resources

The AAFP has updated the Tar Wars campaign Presentation and Program Guide tools, giving participants cutting-edge resources to educate school-aged children about the harms of tobacco use.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210707tarwars.html

Family Medicine RapSDI Program 2021 Scholars Announced

Following a lengthy application process, the Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation initiative has selected two RapSDI scholars for 2021.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210707rapsdi.html

Direct Primary Care Was the Change She Needed

DPC Summit speaker Jennifer Harader says changing to direct primary care increased her scope of practice, improved her work-life balance and saved her career.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210706fdf-harader.html

We’ll Take Every Opportunity to Push for Real Health Equity

In recent letters to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, the Academy again showed leaders the map for improving health equity. All of its roads lead to primary care.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210706itt-equity.html

Leaders Ensure Family Medicine Perspective Is Heard

Family physician Gerald Harmon, M.D., was recently installed as AMA president. AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that it is imperative for family medicine to be represented in such leadership roles when policies that affect physicians and patients are being debated.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210702wfp-leadership.html

Committee Reviews Vaccines for COVID-19, Influenza, More

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made recommendations regarding COVID-19, dengue, influenza, rabies, zoster and pneumococcal disease during a virtual meeting June 23-25.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210701acip.html

Research Finds Less STI Testing, More Cases During Pandemic

An analysis of sexually transmitted infection test results found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, there were significant declines in testing but an increase in positivity for chlamydia and gonorrhea. A family physician offers suggestions for using the findings in patient discussions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210701sticovid.html

You Earned an APM Bonus; Does CMS Know Where to Send It?

CMS has begun distributing the 2021 Alternative Payment Model incentive payments. If you’re due to receive a bonus for the 2019 performance year, you’ll want to be sure CMS has your current billing information.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210701aapmbonus.html

Flexibility Envisioned in New Residency Requirements

A major revision of family medicine residency requirements is one step closer to fruition. Family Medicine has published nearly three dozen articles that will be considered by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education writing group tasked with updating the requirements.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210630acgmeupdate.html

Proposed Rule on ACA Heralds Advocacy Win for AAFP

A new proposed rule favorably answers AAFP lobbying to strengthen the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s upholding of the law, a decision for which the Academy strongly advocated.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210630acarule.html

COVID-19 Impact on Behavioral Health Care | AAFP Free CME

Learn how to provide behavioral health support your patients, yourself and your care teams need as a result of the impact of COVID-19. This free AAFP CME focuses on depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/covid-19-impact-on-behavioral-health-care-on-demand.html

Geriatrics FP: ‘It’s hard to imagine anything more satisfying’

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students speaker Carla Ainsworth, M.D., M.P.H., says geriatrics is challenging — and satisfying — because of the complexities and multiple morbidities aging patients present.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210628fdf-ainsworth.html

Congress of Delegates ‘Goin’ to Kansas City’ Sept. 27-29

Good news: This year’s Congress of Delegates will return to an in-person format. Mark your calendar and make your reservations ― it’s time to greet your colleagues again face-to-face!

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210628codcandannounce.html

Never Say Never: Social Media Can Be a Force for Good

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that it takes a village in the digital age means children need to be able to turn to trusted adults not only in person but on social media, too.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210625fp-socialmedia.html

AAFP Keeps Vaccine Pressure on Congress; White House Praises FPs

In recent written testimony to Congress, the Academy reiterated family physicians’ crucial role in vaccination counseling and delivery and called for robust funding for education and outreach campaigns to encourage routine immunizations and build vaccine confidence.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210624vaxtestimony.html

Research Delivers Mixed News on E-cigarettes

New research indicates that although more American youth are aware of the risks and harms associated with e-cigarettes, more also are using these products. A family physician expert comments on these findings.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210624e-cigresearch.html

Statement Following CDC ACIP Meeting from Nation’s Leading Doctors, Nurses and Public ...

CDC, ACIP, vaccinations, vaccine, COVID

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/cdc-acip-meeting-on-benefits-of-vaccination.html

We Can Put More FPs Where They’re Most Needed. Here’s How.

It’s been almost 25 years since Congress added this many Medicare GME residency slots: 1,000. That’s why the AAFP is pushing CMS for rule-making that delivers primary care to more Americans.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210622itt-gme.html

COVID Ordeal Reinforced State Leader’s Role as Advocate

Daniel Lewis, M.D., C.P.E., C.A.Q.S.M., is using his platform as a family physician and COVID-19 survivor to warn patients and the public about the potential severity of the disease.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210621fdf-lewis.html

Pride Month: Academy Updates LGBTQ Health Toolkit

In recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the AAFP has updated its LGBTQ Health Toolkit webpage with links to more than 20 related articles and blog posts, CME products, and policy statements.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210617lgbtqtoolkit.html

PC Win: CMS Boosts Payment for At-home COVID-19 Vaccination

CMS’ recent increase in Medicare reimbursement for at-home COVID-19 vaccine administration represents a win for primary care physicians treating homebound patients.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210616covidvaxhike.html

FAQ, Webinar Aim to Clarify How to Apply New E/M Guidelines

Six months have passed since the 2021 office visit/outpatient evaluation and management guidelines took effect, but many physicians still have questions about how to apply them. A new FAQ and upcoming webinar from the AAFP promise to provide answers.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210616e-mresources.html

Academy Rolls Out New Tobacco Cessation Resources

The AAFP, with a supporting grant from the CVS Health Foundation, has developed several new tobacco cessation resources that members can download and use to help patients at the point of care.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210616ask-act-resources.html

Increasing Adult Immunization Rates | AAFP PI CME

Change competence and performance with respect to adult immunizations in African American communities in this AAFP interactive PICME online activity. Earn 21 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/increasing-adult-immunization-rates.html

FP Essentials #505 Integrative Medicine | June 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition on integrative medicine includes topics on Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, Herbal Supplements, Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Drugs.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/505-ed.html

Family Medicine Laid Foundation for Public Health Career

Education and training in family medicine and public health led Tony Kuo, M.D., M.S.H.S., to a key role in the nation’s largest county.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210614fdf-kuo.html

AAFP Praises Legislation Addressing THCGME, Rural Workforce

In a pair of recent letters to federal lawmakers, the AAFP expressed support for legislation that would bolster the primary care workforce, particularly in rural areas.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210614thcgmebills.html

Health IT Roundtable, White Paper Reflect AAFP Leadership

Following the AAFP’s participation, a recent roundtable and white paper offer detailed suggestions on improving health IT in the wake of COVID-19.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210610healthit.html

CDC Studies Compare Antibiotic Use Before, During Pandemic

Two CDC-funded studies appear to shed light on antibiotic prescribing trends seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that although some short-term increases were seen among agents specifically investigated as potential COVID treatment options, overall antimicrobial prescribing was ...

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210610antibxstudies.html

Task Force: Offer Interventions for Healthy Weight in Pregnancy

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has finalized a recommendation regarding behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain and preventing excess gestational weight gain in pregnancy.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210610pregnancyweight.html

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Membership

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Congress Is Listening to Us About Rural Health Care

Two new bills in Congress reflect diligent advocacy by the Academy and its members, but more work remains.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210608itt-rural.html

Resident Hopes to Influence Health Care Beyond Exam Room

Resident Isaiah Cochran, M.D., wants to change health care by running for office. He knew family medicine would give him the broadest view of the U.S. health care system.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210607fdf-cochran.html

AAFP Lauds Senate Bill Targeting Medicaid Pay Parity

Following extensive Academy lobbying, a bill reintroduced in the Senate would restore Medicaid parity with Medicare payment.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210607parity.html

Electronic Prescribing

The AAFP supports the use of electronic prescribing.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/electronic-prescribing.html

View Webinar on Physician Mental Health, Suicide Prevention

As part of the AAFP’s Leading Physician Well-being certificate program, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is offering a new webinar: Physician Mental Health: Preventing Suicide and Building Resilience.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20210603afsp-webinar.html

Practices Need Smooth Handoff to New APM Model, AAFP Says

The AAFP recently joined with scores of other organizations to offer CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation detailed advice on improving alternative payment models.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210603cpcapm.html

New Tools Guide Lifestyle Medicine Integration for FPs

The AAFP recently launched new tools to assist family physicians in counseling patients on diet, exercise, stress management and other aspects of lifestyle medicine, and in billing and coding for these services.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210603lifestylemed.html

Task Force Lowers Recommended Age to Start CRC Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has finalized its updated recommendation for colorectal cancer screening, lowering the age at which to initiate routine screening from 50 to 45 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210603uspstfcrc.html

Students and Residents, Take the Lead

AAFP resident and student leadership positions for the 2021-2022 academic year are open for applications. Resident Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., explains how state and national leadership roles shaped her path.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210602lv-leadership.html

What Millennials Want Out of Primary Care, and How to Deliver It -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - As the largest adult generation in the U.S., millennials will have an outsized impact on the future of health care. Here are some ways to make primary care more appealing to all patients, including the first group raised with the internet.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p29.html

Task Force Recommends Fluoride for Oral Health in Children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation statement on screening and interventions to prevent dental caries in children younger than 5 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210601uspstfcaries.html

Considering DPC? These resources can help -- FPM

Transitioning to direct primary care is a major change, but there are several places to get helpful information.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

More evidence that telehealth is here to stay -- FPM

Virtual visits were popular among Medicare beneficiaries during the pandemic, but there’s one major caveat.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Remembering Those Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Nation

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., invites members to join her in pausing this Memorial Day to appreciate U.S. military personnel — those currently serving and those we have lost — for defending our nation.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210531wfp-memorialday.html

Latest FPM Supplement Examines Innovative Care Delivery

The latest installment in the FPM journal’s supplement series on value-based payment, 'Innovative Care Delivery: Behavioral Health Integration and Home-based Primary Care,' highlights these two alternative care solutions.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210527innovcaredeliv.html

Toolkit, Neighborhood Navigator Address Social Needs

Academy resources such as the EveryONE Project Toolkit and the Neighborhood Navigator help family physicians care for patients and connect them with much-needed services.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210526sdohtools.html

AAFP Continues Telehealth Push With Senate Testimony

As senators consider how to solidify telehealth policy flexibilities beyond the pandemic, a family physician advised them on action to ensure that virtual care improves comprehensive, continuous primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210526telehealthsenate.html

Chipping Away at the Burdens of Prior Authorization

From supporting Medicare Advantage legislation to offering new testimony about telehealth, the Academy is pushing hard to overhaul prior authorization.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210525itt-priorauth.html

Four tips for adding house calls to your practice -- FPM

As payment rates for house calls increase, technology improves, and the population ages, interest in home-based primary care is growing. Here are four tips for getting started.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Training the Next Generation of Rural Family Docs

For Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, M.D., the continuity that comes with serving the same rural patient population for 20 years is invaluable as a physician and community member.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210524fdf-hollanderrodriguez.html

USPSTF Recommends Against Supplements for CVD, Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation against the use of beta-carotene or vitamin E supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer in community-dwelling, nonpregnant adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210524cvdvitamins.html

CMS Names Winners of AI Health Outcomes Challenge

CMS announced on April 30 that data science platform ClosedLoop.ai had been selected the winner of its Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. As the sole medical professional organization sponsoring the competition, the AAFP played a key role in reaching this milestone.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210524aichallenge.html

As COVID-19 Vaccinations Slow, FPs Begin Delivering More Doses

With more than half of Americans still unvaccinated against COVID-19, states are turning to family physicians to deliver more doses, answering a months-long advocacy push by the Academy.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210521statevacc.html

CME Disclosure Process 101 | AAFP Credit System Tutorial

This tutorial from AAFP Credit System will provide AAFP CME providers with an update on how to manage the CME disclosure process, including identifying, mitigating, and disclosing relevant financial relationships, in relation to Standard 3, as outlined in the new Standards.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/cme-disclosure-process-101.html

Webinar Reviews Monoclonal Antibodies to Treat COVID-19

On May 27, the AAFP and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will present a webinar on the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210520covidmab.html

Task Force Recommends Screening Adults for Hypertension

A new final recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening adults for high blood pressure in the clinic and confirming with measurement outside the clinic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210520uspstfhypertension.html

Delegates Act to Increase Diversity in Family Medicine

Family physicians at the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders took action to increase diversity in family medicine at large as well as within the AAFP.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210520nccl-orgfin.html

Pass Equality Act, AAFP and Others Tell Senate

The AAFP joined 138 other groups this month to urge the Senate to improve health equity by passing the Equality Act.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210520equalityact.html

Physician Mental Health Webinar

As part of AAFP’s Leading Physician Well-being certificate program, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presented on Physician Mental Health: Preventing Suicide and Building Resilience. At the completion of this session, learners will be able to apply knowledge of prevalence ...

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-physician-wellbeing/physician-mental-health-webinar.html

Courses and Meetings FAQs | AAFP

Find answers to your questions about AAFP's courses and meetings.

CME : CME FAQs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/about/course-faqs.html

COVID-19 Vaccination in Adolescents | AAFP On Demand

Hear from the CDC Vaccine Task Force Clinical and Implementation leads about the upcoming FDA and ACIP authorization and recommendation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents with this AAFP on demand session.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/vaccination-in-adolescents-webinar.html

Passion for Public Health, Epidemiology Led to CDC Fellowship

Thomas Golden, M.D., M.P.H., found an intersection of his interests in public health and epidemiology as a fellow in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210517fdf-golden.html

Leadership Conference Town Hall Covers Gamut of Key Issues

Discussion at the 2021 Annual Leadership Conference Town Hall touched on issues of importance to family physicians, including increasing payment, telemedicine, workforce and COVID-19.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210517townhall.html

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

The AAFP offers the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, from how they work to the differences between the vaccines, to help family physicians answer the most common patient questions.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-faqs.html

AAFP Advises HHS on Improving HIPAA Without Adding Burden

The AAFP recently sent HHS detailed suggestions to prevent a proposed HIPAA rule from increasing administrative complexity.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210513hipaa.html

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Authorized for 12- to 15-Year-Olds

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for individuals aged 12 to 15 years. A May 17 AAFP webinar will give FPs the opportunity to learn more and ask questions of two CDC Vaccine Task Force members.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210513pfizerteens.html

NCCL Delegates Take Up Telehealth, Vaccine Equity, More

The Reference Committee on Advocacy at the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders passed resolutions affirming pushes for telehealth pay parity, equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution and several other issues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210513nccl-advocacy.html

COVID-19 Vaccines: New Tools Help You Educate Patients

Family physicians can use several new resources from the AAFP to educate patients about COVID-19 vaccines, combat misinformation and increase vaccination levels. AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in the new A Word From the President blog how these tools may help end the pandemic.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210513wfp-covidvaccine.html

FP Essentials #504 Diabetes | May 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Type 1 Diabetes, Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes, Pharmacotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes, Device Therapy.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/504-ed.html

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Family Physician : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/fpm/100-plus.html

2021 NCCL Tackles Telehealth, Coercive Employment Practices

Family physicians from around the country weighed in on a wide range of issues important to family medicine during the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, including measures that addressed telehealth, restrictive employment practices and the role of family physicians in ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210512nccl-practenhance.html

Moving in the Right Direction on Menthol

A proposed federal ban on menthol and other cigarette flavors is a big win for AAFP advocacy — and essential to achieving health equity.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210512itt-menthol.html

AAFP Celebrates Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15

AAFP Celebrates Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-celebrates-authorization-of-covid-19-vaccine-for-children-ages-12-to-15.html

Career Options -- FPM Topic Collection

May 11, 2021 - Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many flavors as there are family physicians. This collection of articles is designed to display a variety of flavors of practice and give you a ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=46

FP Essentials #486 Respiratory Conditions | November 2019 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/486-ed.html

FP Essentials #489 Skin Infections and Outpatient Burn Mgmt | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Bacterial Skin Infections, Fungal and Viral Skin Infections, Skin Infections in Patients With Diabetes, and Outpatient Burn Management.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/489-ed.html

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