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CDC Updates Immunization Schedules for 2021

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and several other medical organizations, released the 2021 immunization schedules for children, adolescents and adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210224immschedules.html

Mentors, Early Influencers Led to Physician Leadership Path

In the first part of this three-part interview, AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., talks about her upbringing, her time in medical school and some of the mentors who inspired and guided her.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210224stewartqa1.html

Survey to Inform AAFP’s Work on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Family physicians will assess the AAFP’s strengths and opportunities on diversity, equity and inclusion in an all-member survey.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210224deisurvey.html

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

Learn how your AAFP CME credits work with the Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP), Ministry of Public Health - Qatar.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/credit-statements/qatar-equivalency.html

Behavioral Health Collaborative Seeks FPs for Study

The Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative is recruiting primary care clinicians to participate in a study on the effectiveness of the Collaborative’s existing resources.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210223bhistudy.html

Academy Joins Call for Bold Health Policy Improvements

In a letter to the White House, the AAFP and its fellow front-line physician organizations called for action to get physicians vaccinated against COVID-19 and other sweeping improvements to health policy.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210223whitehousepolicy.html

NYC Doc Making Connections, Change Through Advocacy Work

Daniel Neghassi, M.D., is working to address health equity not only at his clinic but also though advocacy at the state and national levels.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210222fdf-neghassi.html

AAFP Hosts Film, Town Hall Highlighting Equity, Advocacy

Academy members have exclusive access to watch the award-winning documentary Power to Heal, which will be the subject of a Virtual Town Hall on health equity on March 10.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210222powertoheal.html

Global Health CME

View all AAFP's CME activities on global health.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/global-health.html

Health Equity CME

View all AAFP's CME activities related to health equity.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/health-equity.html

Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Movement | AAFP

Learn about AAFP’s role in the establishment of Medicare during the civil rights movement in the Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Movement on demand CME session.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/power-to-heal.html

Global Health Summit

Network and learn with global health advocates at the AAFP's Global Health Summit, being held virtually October 20-22, 2021.

Events : Global Health Summit

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

FMIG Leadership Webinars

The AAFP FMIG Network hosts regular webinar and training events to help family medicine interest group leaders build skills to meet their goals.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/lead-fmig/fmig-leadership-education-webinars.html

HOSA Family Medicine Test

Tools for high school students taking the family medicine career explorer exam created by the AAFP and HOSA.

Students and Residents : Pre-med and Medical Students Educators

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/premed-medical-students-educators/advising-pre-med-students/hosa-career-knowledge-test.html

AAFP-SHM Joint Statement on Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine

Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/hospitalists-trainedfm.html

About ACLF

Learn more about the AAFP's Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF)

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

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

About NCCL

Learn more about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

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

NCCL Business Documents

Learn more about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

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

NCCL Resolutions

Learn more about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

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

NCCL Schedule

Learn more about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

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

NCCL Resolution Submission Forms

Submit a Resolution for the National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl/resolutions/submit.html

Virtual Platform QandAs

Get information on how to have the best virtual AAFP Leadership Conference experience.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/virtual-info.html

Level 2 Performance Evaluations Postponed Indefinitely

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners announced Feb. 11 that its COMLEX-USA Level 2 Performance Evaluation is postponed indefinitely.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210215comlexusa2.html

AAFP Fellow Aims for Major Impact on Health Equity

Christen Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., created a health equity leadership concentration for her residency. Now she hopes to address the issue on a broader scale as an AAFP Health Equity Fellow.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210215fdf-johnson.html

ACLF

Learn more about the AAFP's Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF).

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

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

ACLF Schedule

Learn more about the AAFP's Annual Constituency Leader Forum (ACLF).

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

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

NCCL News, Agendas, Resolutions, and Reports

Learn more about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl/past-years.html

NCCL Elections

Learn more about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

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

NCCL

Learn more about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

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

Starfield Summit Is First Step in Revising Residency

The AAFP and other family medicine organizations have offered substantial input to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education regarding revisions to the specialty’s residency program requirements.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210215starfield.html

AAFP Highlights Primary Care in Rescue Package Needs

The AAFP called on Congress to bolster primary care as legislators write the bills for the American Rescue Plan.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210215arpletter.html

USPSTF: Do Not Screen for Carotid Artery Stenosis

On Feb. 2, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210212uspstfcas.html

AAFP Seeks Women’s Equity and Leadership Project Candidates

The AAFP is seeking applicants to serve as members of a cohort participating in the Women’s Wellness Through Equity and Leadership project. Interested members have until Feb. 28 to apply.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210211welproject.html

Workshops

Enhance your career with workshops tailored to your needs as a medical student or family medicine resident at National Conference, July 29-31, 2021.

Events : National Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/workshops.html

Striving for Diversity and Equality in Family Medicine

In recognition of Black History Month, the AAFP spotlights its own efforts to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in family medicine.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210210aafpblackhistory.html

AAFP Publishes Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Manual

The Academy has published a new practice manual on the treatment of opioid use disorder that brings together many of the Academy’s resources on the topic in one convenient tool.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210209oudmanual.html

Study: Primary Care Is Optimal Vaccine Delivery Channel

Primary care physicians provide the majority of vaccinations in the United States and can lead the push for COVID-19 immunization, says a new study.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210209pcvaccines.html

Health in All Policies

Health in All Policies

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/health-allpolicies.html

Resident Has Passion for Health Justice

Whether it’s addressing the need for a mentoring program or filling a gap in curriculum, family medicine resident Robert Rock, M.D., has a knack for solving problems himself.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210208fdf-rock.html

New Tool Addresses Behavioral Health During Pandemic

Family physicians and other primary care clinicians will soon have access to a new suite of resources to help them address behavioral health issues that have been intensified by the global pandemic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210205behavioralhealth.html

AAFP Advises White House on Building Robust Workforce

In a recent letter, the AAFP offered the Biden administration recommendations on strengthening the primary care workforce.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210205workforce.html

Honoring Black Americans’ Contributions to Medicine

The Academy is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the accomplishments of Black Americans and spotlighting some of the ways they have advanced the science and art of healing in the United States.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210205bhmtimeline.html

Addressing Cost of Medications

Learn team-based strategies for addressing medication costs with patients in this AAFP interactive PICME online activity.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/addressing-cost-of-medications.html

Conference Spotlights New Research to Benefit Primary Care

The talents of family medicine researchers from across the United States and elsewhere were on full display at the 48th annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210204napcrg.html

Students, You’re Better Prepared Than You Think

Residency programs and applicants participating in the Match can now begin entering their rank order lists. In this guest editorial, residents offer students tips to consider during this unique Match cycle.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210202guested-match.html

Understanding the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program

If you didn't match, there's still an opportunity to match to a residency program through the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/match/understanding-the-supplemental-offer-and-acceptance-program.html

It’s Official: AAFP TIPS Is Now Free to Members

One of the Academy’s premier practice enhancement tools ― AAFP TIPS ― is now available to members free of charge. Choose from multiple topics designed to help you tackle a specific aspect of practice.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210202aafptipsfree.html

Family Physicians Praise Biden Administration for Focusing on Health Equity

Family Physicians Praise Biden Administration for Focusing on Health Equity

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-praise-biden-administration-for-focusing-on-health-equity.html

Employment and Contract Considerations for Family Physicians in the Era of COVID-19 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - Family physicians may encounter unfamiliar employment challenges in the short-term, but long-term job prospects remain promising.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0100/p11.html

Corporate Roundtable Videos

View remarks given at the 2021 AAFP Foundation Corporate Roundtable.

About AAFP : Engage With Us

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/engage-with-aafp/events/corp-roundtable/videos.html

Mentor Has Left His Mark on Residency Program

The AAFP and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors will honor Stephen Schultz, M.D., next month for his leadership at the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Family Residency.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210201fdfschultz.html

Looking Back, Looking Forward to Equality in Family Medicine

The AAFP is recognizing Black History Month by highlighting the experiences of Black family physicians, medical students and Academy staff, as well as their contributions to the AAFP and the specialty, throughout February.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210201blackhistory.html

Sponsors End USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam

The Federation of State Medical Boards and National Board of Medical Examiners announced Jan. 26 that they were discontinuing the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Clinical Skills exam rather than revamping it.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210129usmlestep2.html

Virtual Residency Interviews: Questions and Answers

Virtual interviews are likely to remain a normal part of the Match process. Learn about the four major types of virtual interviews, and how to prepare for them.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/applying-to-residency/prepare-for-residency-interviews/virtual-residency-interviews--questions-and-answers.html

2021 Leadership Directory

Leadership Directory

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/2021_leadership_directory.html

Offer Interventions to Help Patients Quit Tobacco Products

On Jan. 19, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and final evidence summary on interventions for tobacco smoking cessation in adults, including individuals who are pregnant.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210128uspstftobacco.html

HealthLandscape Introduces Vaccination Deficit Explorer

HealthLandscape’s new Vaccination Deficit Explorer tool can be used by family physicians to develop targeted efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in their communities.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210128vaccmap.html

Students Optimistic About Future of Family Medicine

After a chaotic 2020, we asked four AAFP student leaders what they are excited about regarding the future of family medicine. Here is what they shared.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210127fmfuture.html

AAFP Fields New Resource on Coding, Documentation Changes

Members are invited to review the latest addition to the AAFP’s collection of information, resources and tools regarding new office visit evaluation and management coding and documentation guidance that took effect on Jan. 1: the 2021 Office Visit E/M Guidelines Module.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210127e-mcodeguidelines.html

AAFP Sees Harms to Team-based Care in VA Interim Final Rule

The AAFP and other medical societies this month urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to rescind an interim final rule that would decrease the standard of care for U.S. veterans.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210127vascope.html

AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 On Demand

Watch AAFP's Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 sessions anytime, anywhere on demand. Hear the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/town-hall-on-demand.html

No Shortcuts for Med Student Leader

Garrett Kneese planned to finish a combined bachelor of science and doctor of medicine program in seven years, but valuable detours extended that plan and led to a leadership role addressing social determinants of health.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210125fdf-kneese.html

FMX Workshop Tracks

Learn more about workshop tracks at FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/tracks.html

Encouraging Signs in Washington for Family Medicine

There’s reason to hope that the incoming administration is ready to recognize primary care’s importance as it works to improve vaccination efforts and health care policy as a whole.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210121itt-newadministration.html

AAFP Lays Out Health Policy Aims to 117th Congress

In a Jan. 8 letter, the AAFP outlined its legislative priorities to the 117th Congress, including ensuring health care access, strengthening the primary care workforce, promoting health equity, increasing primary care payment and preserving telehealth expansion.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210121congressletter.html

AAFP Pushes for More Changes to ONC Rule Compliance Dates

Citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the AAFP has urged the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to further delay the deadline for physicians to comply with information blocking provisions outlined in the 21st Century Cures Act.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210121infoblocking.html

Report Finds Fewer American Youths Use Tobacco Products

A new report from the CDC and FDA has found that while use of several types of tobacco products declined between 2019 and 2020, about one in six middle school and high school students still use tobacco products.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210121youthtobacco.html

CME Session Topics

Learn more about workshop tracks at FMX, the AAFP's largest family medicine conference.

Events : FMX 2021

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/session-topics.html

Med Students Belong in Priority Group for COVID-19 Vaccine

The AAFP updated its policy regarding medical learners and the pandemic to specify that medical students should be included with other health professionals who are prioritized to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210119studentsvaccine.html

Special AAFP Session Offers Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines

The AAFP will host a special panel on Jan. 26 to discuss the science behind COVID-19 vaccines and what they mean to FPs and their patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210119covidupdates.html

Academy to HHS: Prioritize Primary Care in Vaccine Rollout

The AAFP is pressing federal and state officials to ensure that community-based primary care physicians and their practices have access to COVID-19 vaccines.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210115pcvaccines.html

Coding Reference Card Bundle

This bundle of coding reference cards supports physicians and practice team members in appropriately coding and documenting services commonly performed by family physicians. Each bundle includes one desk reference and one pocket-sized card on each topic, including: Childhood ...

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/aafp-coding-reference-card-bundle.html

Asthma Guideline Update Aims to Improve Care, Shared Decisions

Updated asthma management guidelines will influence treatment of mild and persistent asthma in more patient-centered ways, says an FP who contributed to the work.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210113asthmaguideline.html

Health Equity

The AAFP fights for efforts to promote health equity and health equality.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/health-equity.html

Town Hall to Explore COVID-19’s Impact on Physicians

The AAFP will hold a special Virtual Town Hall from 7-8 p.m. CT on Jan. 13 to focus on how the pandemic is affecting family physicians’ mental health and well-being.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210112covidtownhall.html

Automating Prior Authorization Just First Step, AAFP Says

The AAFP told CMS that a proposed rule mandating automated responses to prior authorization requests would not do enough to reduce administrative complexity.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210112priorauth.html

Mentor Shares His Passion for Learning

Emmanuel Kenta-Bibi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.M.Ed., M.B.A., came to the United States to continue his training. Three degrees later, he’s a mentor and state leader.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210111fdf-kentabibi.html

Chronic Conditions Online CME Course | AAFP

Gain a wide-ranging overview of family medicine-specific content related to chronic conditions with this AAFP self-study CME course. Earn 29.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Report Finds Low Adverse Event Rate From COVID-19 Vaccine

New research published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicates that adverse reactions associated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are exceedingly rare.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210108covidvaers.html

Don’t Return to Your Silo

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that COVID-19 has broken down silos in health care, and the collaborative approach should continue after the pandemic ends.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210107fp-silos.html

Screen At-risk Individuals for Hepatitis B Virus Infection

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210107uspstfhepb.html

AAFP to Develop Value-based Payment Model for Primary Care

Noting that family physicians are foundational to the success of value-based care in United States, the AAFP Board of Directors has approved and funded a special project to empower Academy members to partner with payers to help improve quality and control total costs of care.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210107vision2025.html

Academy Objects to Proposed Rewiring of ACA Enrollment

The AAFP has objected to a proposed federal regulation that would allow states to opt out of the ACA’s individual market exchange.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210107exchangeoptout.html

AAFP Joins Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative

The Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative, a group of eight physician organizations that includes the AAFP, has published a compendium of resources on the topic for clinicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210107bhic.html

AAFP Adopts New ACCME Standards

View the new ACCME Standards that AAFP has adopted and will be implemented in January 2022.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/new-accme-standards.html

COVID-19 Physician Well-being

As a physician, you dedicate your time and energy to caring for your patients' well-being. It's imperative for you to invest in your well-being, especially amid the stress of COVID-19. Explore resources and information to support your well-being.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Turning Loss Into an Opportunity to Help Others

Following the loss of her child, Jessica Richter, D.O., M.P.H., saw an opportunity to help other families.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210105fdf-richter.html

COVID-19: Changes to CME Requirements

Learn more about AAFP CME requirements for members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/membership-requirements-and-dues-relief.html

Risk-Stratified Care Management Scoring Algorithm

This Risk-Stratified Care Mgmt. Scoring Algorithm product provides an algorithm to help you and your care team assign a patient's health risk level.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/care-management/risk-stratified-care-mgmt--scoring-algorithm.html

Who Inspired You to Go to Med School?

Medical school applications are surging as young people draw inspiration from physicians during the pandemic. Accordingly, we asked our new physician bloggers who inspired them to become doctors.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201223fp-inspiration.html

New Pandemic Stimulus Brings Wins, Concerns for AAFP

Legislation that Congress passed on Dec. 21 brought wins regarding several important issues that the AAFP has advocated on, but also some disappointment.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201223fundingbill.html

USPSTF: Offer Interventions for Healthy Weight in Pregnancy

On Dec. 8, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on behavioral counseling interventions to promote healthy weight and weight gain during pregnancy.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201222pregnancyweight.html

Family Physicians Join Push to Reform Primary Care Payment and Regulation

Family Physicians Join Push to Reform Primary Care Payment and Regulation

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/reform-payment-and-regulation.html

Family Physicians Support Bi-partisan Year-end Legislation That Provides COVID-19 ...

Family Physicians Support Bi-partisan Year-end Legislation That Provides COVID-19 Relief and Maintains Investments in Primary Care

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/covid-year-end-relief.html

Influenza Immunization Rates During COVID-19

This webcast, in partnership with Sequirus, addresses the challenges of increasing influenza immunization rates during the pandemic to protect patients from serious complications.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/influenza-immunization-rates-during-covid-19.html

CDC Approves Second COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC has approved a second vaccine for use against the virus that causes COVID-19. Differences between the vaccines could affect how and where they are distributed.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20201221secondcovidvaccine.html

Program Directors: Virtual Interviews Better Than Expected

The pandemic forced the unprecedented step of moving all Match interviews online. In this QandA, four family medicine residency program directors share their insights regarding virtual interviews.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20201218matchqanda.html

Anorexia In the Time of COVID

Disordered eating has increased dramatically during the pandemic. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., offers an example of virtual visits and team-based care that’s making a difference.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201217fp-anorexia.html

AAFP Demands Fair Physician Pay, Patient Protection

In a Dec. 16 letter, the AAFP responded to an interim final rule on coverage and payment requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, including Medicaid provisions.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20201217covidvaccrule.html

View Free AAFP Telehealth Webinar Anytime, Anywhere

AAFP members can learn about the current state of telehealth use in family medicine and the likely road forward for the technology in primary care by accessing the webinar How and Why to Grow Telehealth In Your Practice.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20201217telehealthwebinarposted.html

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