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Pandemic’s Effects Have Put Us at a Crossroads

After more than a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed longstanding health disparities and barriers to care for people of color. Family physicians must take the opportunity to use their resources, advocate for their patients, and work to increase health equity.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210420guested-disparities.html

Deadline to Apply for Primary Care First Cohort 2 Now May 21

CMS has announced that it has extended the deadline for practices to apply to participate in the second cohort of the Primary Care First advanced alternative payment model from April 30 to May 21.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210420pcfdeadlineextended.html

Student Leader Hopes to Assist Others With Specialty Choice

AuBree LaForce, the student chair of the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, said lessons she learned as a college athlete will serve her well as a family physician.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210419fdf-laforce.html

Joint Injections and Aspiration Online CME | AAFP

Learn the most common joint injections and aspiration performed in a family practice setting with this online CME activity from the AAFP. Earn 2 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/procedural/joint-injections.html

Musculoskeletal Examination Online CME | AAFP

Learn to assess and treat injured upper and lower extremities with this easy-to-navigate procedural skills online CME activity on Musculoskeletal Examination. Earn 2.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/procedural/musculo-exam.html

Reduced Student Exposure to FM Poses Threat to Workforce

Despite the barriers of a virtual match, family medicine netted a record number of residents. However, educators are sounding the alarm that the pandemic could hinder future recruiting efforts.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210416guested-match.html

Family Physicians Applaud HHS Proposals to Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

Family Physicians Applaud HHS Proposals to Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-applaud-hhs-proposals-to-increase-comprehensive-care-accessibility.html

Striving for Birth Equity | AAFP Online CME

Learn how to advocate for legislation aimed to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity with this free AAFP on demand session. Earn 1 CME credit.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/striving-for-birth-equity.html

Discrepancies in Vaccine Uptake: What’s Really at Work?

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, AAFP Health Equity Fellow Brittney Anderson, M.D., explores why there are disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the Black community.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210415fp-vacchesitancy.html

Free CME on Maternal Health Care Available Now

Family physicians and other clinicians can earn free CME on maternal health care thanks to an online program offered by the Office of Minority Health.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210415mhccme.html

Gail Guerrero-Tucker, M.D., M.P.H., Runs for AAFP Director

The Arizona AFP announces the candidacy of Gail Guerrero-Tucker, M.D., M.P.H., of Thatcher, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210415guerrero-tucker-cand-ann.html

JandJ Vaccine Pause

The CDC and FDA have recommended a pause in the administration of the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine to allow for the ACIP to review data following six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Pause Recommended on Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC and FDA have recommended a pause to use of the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 based on reports of a rare type of blood clot occurring in some patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210415jjvaccpause.html

Family Physicians Recognize Black Maternal Health Week and Commend HHS for Actions to ...

Family Physicians Recognize Black Maternal Health Week and Commend HHS for Actions to Improve Maternal Health Access

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/black-maternal-health-week.html

Integrative Medicine, Credit for CME Activities

Learn about AAFP's policy on the accreditation of educational activities about integrative medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integrative-medicine-cme-credit.html

FP Essentials Editions | AAFP

View current and past editions of this monthly family medicine monograph series from the AAFP. Subscribe to receive monthly or purchase individual issues. Available in print and online.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

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

Integrative Medicine

Read the AAFP's policy on integrative medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/integrative-medicine.html

Historic Level of Loan Repayment Funds Available

The National Health Service Corps is expected to make an unprecedented number of awards to health professionals through its loan repayment programs. The deadline to apply is May 6.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210413nhsc.html

Research Examines Inclusion of Minorities in Vaccine Trials

A review of demographic data from more than 200 clinical vaccine trials indicates that racial and ethnic minority groups and older adults are often underrepresented compared to the general population.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210413minoritiesvacc.html

Virtual Town Hall Addresses Black Maternal Health, Birth Equity

The Academy will host a Virtual Town Hall on Black maternal health and birth equity on April 14. It will be available for viewing on demand beginning the next day.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210413bmhtownhall.html

Physician Health and Well-being Livestream Conference

Feel revitalized and discover solutions for improved professional satisfaction and patient care at AAFP’s Physician Health and Well-being Conference March 30 - April 2, 2022, in Naples, FL.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/physician-well-being/physician-health-and-well-being-conference.html

Resident Helped Open Her School’s Family Medicine Pipeline

Emmeline Ha, M.D., had to go looking for family medicine experience as a medical student. Her work ensured that George Washington students who follow her won’t have to.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210412fdf-ha.html

CME Disclosure Policy | Conflict of Interest Policy of AAFP

Disclosure of conflicts of interest related to service on AAFP Board of Directors, employment by the AAFP, or participation in an AAFP-produced CME activity.

About AAFP : Who is the AAFP?

https://www.aafp.org/about/who-is-the-aafp/history-aafp/conflict-of-interest.html

Hospice and Palliative Care Online CME | AAFP

Explore key hospice and palliative topics that impact your patients as the aging population increases. Earn 10.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/hospice-and-palliative-care-self-study.html

FP Embraced Opportunity to Help Develop AAFP TIPS Topic

After using an agenda-setting tool in practice for a time with some success, Margaret Smith, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S.A., knew she was on to something. But it wasn’t quite right. Then, she was approached by the AAFP National Research Network to participate in development of an AAFP TIPS ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210407smithguested.html

Academy Selects Appointees for Latest WEL Cohort

The Academy has selected five members to participate in the next Women’s Wellness Through Equity and Leadership Alliance cohort.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210407welalliance.html

Caring for LGBTQ+ Patients | AAFP Audiobook

AAFP's Audiobook on Caring for LGBTQ+ Patients provides guidance on caring for and connecting with LGBTQ+ patients. Earn 6 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/audio/caring-for-lgbtq-plus-patients.html

AAFP Updates Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening

The Academy has published an updated recommendation that supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s final recommendation on screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210406lungcancer.html

AAFP Accepting Nominations for 2021 Public Health Award

Applications for the AAFP Public Health Award, which honors members who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving public health, are being accepted until May 15.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210406publichealthaward.html

Family Medicine Update Online CME Course | AAFP

Stay current in your practice with family medicine topics that immediately impact patient care with this AAFP online CME activity. Earn 37.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/family-medicine-update/self-study.html

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Membership : Member Benefits

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

ForeSee Medical

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Membership : Member Benefits

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

Premier Template

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Membership : Member Benefits

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

Standard Template

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Membership : Member Benefits

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

State Leader Found Her Niche in Academic Medicine

Educator and advocate Roma Amin, M.D., said finding the right mix of leadership opportunities helps fill my cup.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210405fdf-amin.html

ACLF Schedule Details

Get detailed information about breakout sessions at the Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF).

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf/schedule/sessions.html

ONC’s Information Blocking Rule Takes Effect April 5

With new regulations prohibiting physicians and other health care providers from blocking health information sharing set to take effect next week, it’s important for AAFP members to know what to expect.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210402infoblockimplement.html

Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Hearing Loss

The U.S. Preventive Services Task force recently posted a final recommendation statement concluding that evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in older adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210402uspstfhearingloss.html

New Member Interest Group Focuses on Intersectionality

Family physicians are addressing health care equity, racial and social justice, and implicit and explicit bias in a new AAFP member interest group.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210402intersectionalitymig.html

Join the Email List

Join the email list to stay informed about the Residency Leadership Summit.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/residency-leadership-summit/stay-informed.html

AAFP Calls for Lasting Fix to Territorial Medicaid Funding

In a recent letter, the AAFP again urged Congress to adopt a long-term plan for funding Medicaid in the U.S. territories.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210401medicaidterritories.html

Task Force Lowers Age for Prediabetes, Diabetes Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft statement recommending screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in adults ages 35 to 70 who are overweight or obese.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210401uspstfprediabetes.html

Addressing Health Equity, Social Determinants From Many Angles

The AAFP has made significant progress in addressing health equity and social determinants of health from a number of perspectives over the past decade.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210401nmhm.html

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is an opportunity to show how family medicine is working to reduce health disparaties in minority patient populations that can lead to poor health outcomes.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/aafp-center-for-diversity-and-health-equity/minority-health-month.html

Sports Medicine CME Virtual Course | AAFP

Register for AAFP's Sports Medicine virtual CME course November 10-13 and learn best practices on sports topics and gain the knowledge you can immediately apply in practice. Earn up to 24.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/sports/streaming.html

Resident Helping Students Find Paths in Family Medicine

The National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students helped Amanda Stisher, M.D., confirm her specialty choice. As resident chair of this year’s event, she is working to ensure students have a similar experience.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210329fdf-stisher.html

President's Corner

AAFP President

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/presidents-corner.html

President's Corner

AAFP President

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/presidents-corner1.html

Quickly Pass Medicaid Payment Parity Bill, AAFP Tells House

In recent letters, the Academy urged passage of a House bill that would raise Medicaid payment rates for primary care services to at least Medicare levels.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210326kapca.html

Teresa Lovins, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

The Indiana AFP announces the candidacy of Teresa Lovins, M.D., of Columbus, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210325lovins-cand-ann.html

AAFP Names New Senior VP for Education

Longtime family medicine leader and advocate Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., is joining the AAFP staff as senior vice president for education.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210325svpsavoy.html

USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening with Low-dose CT

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT in adults ages 50 to 80 who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210325uspstflungcancer.html

Register for April 7-9 AAFP Well-being Conference Livestream

The AAFP has a wide range of resources to help family physicians cope with the extra burdens posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, including next month’s Physician Health and Well-being Conference Livestream.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20210324phwbconference.html

Primary Care Is Key to Pandemic Recovery, AAFP Tells Senators

In member testimony and a letter, the AAFP asked the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on March 9 to center primary care in COVID-19 vaccination and other efforts.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210324helpcommittee.html

Resident Making a Difference for Peers, Patients

Andrea Silva, M.D., left her mark on her residency program by helping launch a clinic for transgender patients as well as developing new curriculum for transgender care and substance abuse. Silva received an AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education in 2020; applications ...

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210322fdf-silva.html

Match Day Is a Record-breaker for Family Medicine

Match Day 2021 marked 12 years of growth for family medicine and the 10th consecutive year that an all-time record number of students had matched into the specialty.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210319matchday.html

Match Day 2021: Another Record Year of Family Medicine Growth in the Match

Match Day 2021: Despite Canceled Celebrations, Another Record Year for Family Medicine in the 2021 Match.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/match-2021.html

Family Medicine Welcomes New Residents and Celebrates Another Record Year of Growth in ...

Family Medicine Welcomes New Residents and Celebrates Another Record Year of Growth in the Match

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/match-2021.html

Six Ways to Practice Family Medicine

With Match Day approaching, we asked our new physician bloggers to share how they practice family medicine and what they enjoy about their respective niches. Their answers offer a glimpse at the breadth of the specialty.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210318fp-match.html

FPM Supplement Series Offers Intro to Value-based Payment

A series of FPM journal supplements aims to spell out what the shift from volume- to value-based payment means for family physicians and how they can succeed in a burgeoning VBP environment.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210318vbpsupplements.html

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-rise-in-violence-against-asian-americans-and-pacific-islanders.html

Increased COVID-19 Vaccine Medicare Payment Rates Will Improve Access for Patients

Increased COVID-19 Vaccine Medicare Payment Rates Will Improve Access for Patients

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/covid-vaccine-medicare-payment.html

Being an FP Means Always Stretching Your Scope, Knowledge

In this Fresh Perspectives post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., recounts her experiences learning about and providing gender-affirming care at a federally qualified health center.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210316fpgendercare.html

Task Force Recommends Screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

A draft recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia in all sexually active women age 24 years and younger, and in women age 25 years and older who are at increased risk of infection.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210316uspstfgcct.html

American Rescue Plan Holds Big Wins for Primary Care

The $1.9 trillion stimulus package just signed into law provides substantial investments in many AAFP priorities, including public health, the medical workforce and health care coverage.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210316arpa.html

COVID-19 CME Courses | AAFP

Earn AAFP free CME credit on courses related to COVID-19 and access additional COVID-19 education resources.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

National Student Leader Is Eager for Match Results

As she awaits her Match Day results, medical student leader Hannah Smith says a hometown doctor and mentor helped put her on a path to become a family physician.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210315fdf-smith.html

CMS Offers MIPS Reporting Relief for 2020 Performance Year

Among changes made in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS says it will apply the Merit-based Incentive Payment System’s automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all individual MIPS-eligible clinicians for the 2020 performance year.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210315mipsrptrelief.html

CME Credit

...Direct Primary Care Medicaid Physician Payment Medicare Physician Payment Medicare Physician Fee Schedule By Topic: Physician Workforce Graduate Medical Education Scope of Practice Medical Student Debt Title VII By Topic: Prevention and Public Health...

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/residency-leadership-summit/cme.html

Family Physicians Applaud End to Enforcement of Public Charge Rule

Family Physicians Applaud End to Enforcement of Public Charge Rule

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/end-of-public-charge-rule-enforcement.html

Academy Reflects on Pandemic’s One-year Mark, What Lies Beyond

The AAFP and the specialty of family medicine have risen to the challenges of COVID-19 and continue working to change the outcome of the public health emergency.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210311covidanniversary.html

Didn’t Match (or Fill)? Don’t Panic

This year’s virtual Match process could result in more unmatched applicants and unfilled residency slots. Two experts offer tips on navigating the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210310guested-soap.html

U.S. Needs Permanent Telehealth Fix, AAFP Tells Congress

The AAFP recently called on lawmakers to make permanent several key improvements to telehealth policy that were advanced during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210310telehealthtestimony.html

American Rescue Plan Invests in Health Care Workforce

American Rescue Plan Invests in Health Care Workforce

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/american-rescue-plan-invests-in-health-care-Workforce.html

Neurology and Behavioral Health CME Self-Study Course | AAFP

Stay current with up-to-date strategies for your patients with neurological and behavioral health conditions with AAFP's Neurology and Behavior Health Self-Study CME course. Earn 26.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/neurology/self-study.html

National Doctors Day

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Membership : National Doctors Day

https://www.aafp.org/membership/national-doctors-day.html

Patient Care During COVID Shouldn’t Imperil Your Well-being

Rural family physician Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that one of the lessons she’s learned during the pandemic is to hold yourself harmless from the faults and foibles of your patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210309fp-covid-pwb.html

ALSO Online Instructor Renewal Course

Learn how to access the ALSO Online Instructor Renewal Course.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/access-online-instructor-renewal-course.html

Global Health Summit Scholarship

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Events : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health/ghs-scholarship.html

Session Types for Abstract Submisstion

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Events : Global Health Summit

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Events : Global Health Summit

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Georgia Mentor Found Her ‘Best Job’ at New Residency

Program director Monica Newton, D.O., M.P.H., C.P.H., is playing a key role in a massive effort to develop (and retain) new doctors in Georgia.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210308fdf-newton.html

USPSTF Recommends Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent Preeclampsia

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on the use of aspirin to prevent morbidity and mortality from preeclampsia.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210308uspstfpreeclampsia.html

Honoring Women Who Have Shaped the Course of Medicine

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the AAFP recognizes the vital roles women have played in health care with this timeline of important events and accomplishments.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210308womenshistory.html

Registration

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Events : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health/registration.html

Measuring AAFP Efforts on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In this third and final part of her interview with AAFP News, Academy President Ada Stewart, M.D., touches on the organization’s achievements and ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210304stewartqa3.html

Lose-Lose: Noncompete Agreements Hurt Doctors and Patients

Restrictive covenants, also known as noncompete agreements, represent a unique piece of contract architecture that exists in many business fields and may have merit in certain circumstances. When applied to medical practice, however, these agreements can be particularly harmful. Read ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210303fp-noncompete.html

Task Force: Screen Pregnant Patients for Gestational Diabetes

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for gestational diabetes in asymptomatic pregnant patients, and is now accepting comments.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210303uspstfgdscreening.html

COPD Clinical Guidance

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects around 15 million people in the U.S. and costs more than $32 billion annually. Family physicians are key partners in managing COPD through diagnosis, treatment, and care coordination.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-guidance-copd.html

ABFM Board Review Course | AAFP

Stream AAFP's Family Medicine Board Review Express online CME course and get an in-depth board review from home or office.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/board-review-express.html

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Gains CDC Approval

The CDC has given approval to a third vaccine candidate for use against the virus that causes COVID-19, a move that the AAFP supported after review.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210302jjvaccine.html

Texas Leader Was Drawn to Opportunity to Heal, Teach

Mary Nguyen, M.D., went from not having a doctor as a child of immigrants to being a leader of physicians and an advocate for patients.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210301fdf-nguyen.html

New Toolkit Helps Members Address Chronic Pain

The AAFP has published a new Chronic Pain Toolkit, providing family physicians with the latest resources and information to help them effectively assess, diagnose and manage chronic pain.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210301cptoolkit.html

Help Steer AAFP’s Work for Next Year and Beyond

Responses to the annual Member Satisfaction Survey in March will tell the Academy where to focus its resources to best advance family medicine.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210301membersurvey.html

Sarah Nosal, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

The New York State AFP announces the candidacy of Sarah Nosal, M.D., of Bronx, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210301nosal-cand-ann.html

Residency Leadership Summit On Demand

Learn more about purchasing AAFP's Residency Leadership Summit 2021 On Demand Library. Access 42 sessions and earn CME credit.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/residency-leadership-summit/on-demand.html

Effects of Racism Shaped Experiences, Patient Care

In this second part of a three-part interview, AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., discusses her experiences with racism and its effects on caring for Black patients.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210225stewartqa02.html

New ACCME Standards: Overview of Change

AAFP CME providers can watch this webcast for an update on the changes and timeline for implementation of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) recently released the new ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/new-accme-standards-overview-of-change.html

CME Credits, AAFP/AOA Equivalency Agreement

CME AAFA/American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Agreement

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cme-credits-aoa-equiv-agreement.html

CME Credits, AAFP/DHP Equivalency Agreement

CME Credit Statement, Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP), Ministry of Public Health - Qatar Equivalency

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cme-credits-dhp-equiv-agreement.html

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