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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

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 : Blogs

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

Our Advocacy Is Building Momentum for Primary Care

From passage of the American Rescue Plan Act to a welcome increase in Medicare payment for the COVID-19 vaccines, the AAFP is charting big family medicine wins.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210318itt-arpa.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

Match QandA: ‘Bring It On’

Cindy Ciccotelli, the student member of the AAFP Board of Directors, and her resident counterpart Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., share their thoughts — and hopes — regarding this year’s virtual Match.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210317lv-match.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

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

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

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 : Blogs

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

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

...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...

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 : 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

Registration

...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 : Global Health Summit

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

Abstracts

...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 : Global Health Summit

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

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

Session Types for Abstract Submisstion

...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 : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health/abstracts/topics.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

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

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 : Blogs

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

Blitzing for Family Medicine

The AAFP’s president and Board last week made an intensive lobbying push in a series of virtual advocacy meetings with congressional members and staff.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210302itt-lobbying.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

Uncertainty and Hope: A COVID-19 Update From Rural America

As vaccination rolls out and health care teams continue banding together in videoconferences and other collaboration, Jen Brull, M.D., sees a light at the end of the tunnel.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210225lv-ruralcovid.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

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-health1.html

It’s Time to Double Down on Payment Parity

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need for Medicaid primary care payment to be at least equal to the Medicare rate. Parity is also how we ensure a more robust pipeline.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210217itt-parity.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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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