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Evidence on Screening for Atrial Fibrillation Inconclusive

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation statement that concludes current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210504uspstfafib.html

NASEM Report Heralds Primary Care Evolution, Urges Action

A new report on primary care from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reinforces several of the Academy’s long-standing advocacy positions.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210504nasemreport.html

FP Essentials #494 Autoimmune Conditions | July 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Dermatomyositis, Ankylosing Spondylitis.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/494-ed.html

FP Essentials #493 Bone Tumors | June 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Benign Bone Tumors, Primary Bone Cancers, Metastatic Bone Disease, Multiple Myeloma.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/493-ed.html

Share Your Burden of Grief and Find Joy on the Other Side

Like so many physicians, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., has experienced grief on an unprecedented scale this past year. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she shares how she has come to acknowledge her grief and use it to begin healing.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210504fp-grieffollowup.html

FP Essentials #496 Breast Health | September 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Breastfeeding, Benign Breast Conditions, Breast Cancer, and Breast Cancer Survivorship.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/496-ed.html

FP Essentials #501 Otolaryngeal and Oropharyngeal Conditions | February 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Dysphonia, Temporomandibular Disorders, Common Nontraumatic Dental Conditions, and Common Ear Conditions.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/501-ed.html

FP Essentials #498 End-of-Life Care | November 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Palliative Management of Symptoms at the End of Life, Serious Illness Progression, Prognostication, and Advance Care Planning, Hospice Care, and Medical Aid in Dying.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/498-ed.html

FP Essentials #499 Skin Ulcers | December 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Prevention and Diagnosis of Pressure, Venous Leg, and Arterial Ulcers, Wound Management, Pharmacotherapy, Surgical Management.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/499-ed.html

FP Essentials #500 Hand and Finger Injuries | January 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Metacarpal Fractures, Finger Fractures, and Dislocations, Tendon and Soft Tissue Injuries of the Hand, Chronic Hand and Wrist Pathologies.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/500-ed.html

FP Essentials #497 Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures | October 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Facial Injection Procedures, Facial Plastic Surgery, Liposuction and Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Procedures, and Augmentation and Reconstruction Procedures.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/497-ed.html

2021 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy’s 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210503nccl-elections.html

Megan Adamson, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

The Colorado AFP announces the candidacy of Megan Adamson, M.D., of Lafayette, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210430adamson-cand-ann.html

FP Essentials #502 Less Common Respiratory Conditions | March 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Occupational Lung Diseases, Sarcoidosis, Fungal Respiratory Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/502-ed.html

CDC Stance on Racism, Public Health Reflects AAFP Advocacy

The CDC’s recent declaration of racism as a serious public health threat reflects the AAFP’s long-standing advocacy on health inequity.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210429cdcracism.html

National Minority Quality Forum Leadership Summit Honors FPs

Five family physicians were among the recipients of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award at the organization’s annual Leadership Summit.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210429under40.html

Let’s Achieve Health Equity by Teaching Future FPs

Shoba Belegundu, M.D., writes that a key to addressing health disparities is graduating physicians with the ability to address the social determinants of health and the skills to advocate for health equity.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210429fp-equity.html

ACIP Updates Recommendations on Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated recommendations on the use of the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and FPs will play a crucial role in educating patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210429acipjjvac.html

Report Links Vaccine Hesitancy to More Deaths, Restrictions

A new report examined the potential impact of vaccine hesitancy on the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued use of nonpharmaceutical interventions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210429vacchesitancy.html

AAFP Supports American Families Plan to Reduce Disparities and Improve Health for ...

AAFP Supports American Families Plan to Reduce Disparities and Improve Health for Everyone in America

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-supports-american-families-plan-to-reduce-disparities-and-improve-health-for-everyone-in-america.html

Family Physicians Commend Long Overdue Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

Family Physicians Commend Long Overdue Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-commend-long-overdue-ban-on-menthol-cigarettes-and-flavored-cigars.html

FP Essentials #503 Men's Health | April 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Prostate Cancer Screening, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Scrotal and Testicular Conditions, and Male Sexual Dysfunction.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/503-ed.html

AAFP Applauds Initial Actions to Remove Barriers for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

AAFP Applauds Initial Actions to Remove Barriers for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/opioid-use-disorder-treatment.html

Log In, Fight for Family Medicine, Log Off

This is the last week to register for the AAFP’s all-virtual 2021 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit, which will be held May 18-19.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210427itt-fmas.html

Giving Health Equity a Fair Shot

When Jerry Abraham, M.D., M.P.H., C.M.Q., saw a minority community being excluded early in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, he took it upon himself to create an equitable system for immunizations.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210426fdf-abraham.html

Residency Census Plays Vital Role in AAFP’s Work

Each year the AAFP asks every family medicine residency to complete its census. Program director Monica Newton, D.O., M.P.H., explains why the census is critical to the Academy’s efforts related to the primary care workforce.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210426guested-rescensus.html

Report Addresses Causes of Disparities, Offers Solutions

A recent brief from HHS examines health disparities occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspectives of race and ethnicity.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210422hhsdisparities.html

HHS Proposal Would Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

AAFP advocacy is reflected in a proposed HHS rule that would restore greater Title X accessibility.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210422titlex.html

Evidence Lacking on Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on its website on screening for vitamin D deficiency in adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210422uspstfvitamind.html

New AAFP TIPS Topic Covers Continuous Glucose Monitoring

The Academy is offering members a new resource, AAFP TIPS: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM): Enhancing Diabetes Care, Workflows, Education, and Payment, that provides a comprehensive look at this technology and how best to utilize it.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210422cgm-tips.html

Nail Procedures Online CME Course | AAFP

Demonstrate proficiency in nail procedures with this online procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP. Earn 1.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/procedural/nail-procedures.html

PerformanceNavigator On Demand: Dyslipidemia | AAFP PI CME

Improve care among your patient panel with this online, multi-activity education on dyslipidemia, that helps satisfy your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities requirement. Earn 29.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/performancenavigator/ondemand-dyslipidemia.html

Women's Health Online CME Course | AAFP

Enhance your ability to develop evaluation and treatment plans for every woman you treat, at every stage of her life with this AAFP online CME course. Earn 25.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Skin Conditions and Diseases Online CME Course | AAFP

Learn best practices and cutting-edge techniques in disease management for patients with common and chronic skin problems with this AAFP dermatology online CME course. Earn 30 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Musculoskeletal and Sports Care Self-Study CME Course | AAFP

Boost your ability to evaluate the stage and severity of sports injuries, and diversify your physical examination techniques with this self-study CME course. Earn 28.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Cardiovascular Conditions Online CME Course | AAFP

Discover new ways to treat and manage your patients with cardiovascular conditions with this AAFP online CME activity. Earn 24 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Family-Centered Maternity Care Online CME Course | AAFP

Deliver the best maternity care from preconception to post pregnancy with AAFP's evidence-based online CME course. Earn 26.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Adult Medicine Online CME Course | AAFP

Improve adult patient outcomes with the latest prevention and screening recommendations and disease management with AAFP's internal medicine course. Earn 25.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Communicating Effectively With Your Patients | AAFP Audiobook

This audiobook provides best practices for improving physician-patient conversations. Earn up to 6 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/audio/communicate.html

Social Determinants of Health | AAFP Audiobook

AAFP's audiobook on social determinants of health provides 50 minutes of tips and resources on caring for patients across the spectrum.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/audio/social-determinants-of-health.html

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

Stop Talking About Physician Well-being; Work to Change It

The heightened stress we physicians experience as we continue to care for patients during the pandemic despite the risks amplifies the need to preserve our emotional and mental health, but it also highlights failings in our health care system. In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, ...

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20210416fl-mentalillness.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 : 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

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 : Blogs

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

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

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

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

A Maternal Health Breakthrough and a PCF Model Update

CMS has given Illinois the go-ahead for 12 months’ postpartum Medicaid coverage, reflecting an AAFP advocacy goal.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210413itt-maternalhealth.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

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

AAFP is Encouraged by Initial Actions to Address Gun Violence

AAFP is Encouraged by Initial Actions to Address Gun Violence

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-is-encouraged-by-initial-actions-to-address-gun-violence.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

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Membership : Member Benefits

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Membership : Member Benefits

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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

American Jobs Plan Investments in Infrastructure Will Address Root Causes of Health ...

American Jobs Plan Investments in Infrastructure Will Address Root Causes of Health Inequities

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/american-jobs-plan-investments-in-infrastructure-will-address-root-causes-of-health-inequities.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

Strengthening the ACA Starts With Payment Parity

ACA, parity, Medicaid

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210331itt-kapca.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

Answering Your Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

Patients and members have questions about COVID-19 vaccination related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Danielle Carter, M.D., has answers.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210330lv-vaccspregnancy.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-corner1.html

President's Corner

AAFP President

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

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

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

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

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

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