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CDC Issues Health Advisory on Meningococcal Disease

The CDC on June 18 issued a health advisory notifying physicians about recent case reports of patients with meningococcal disease that is resistant to both penicillin and ciprofloxacin.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200622cipromeningococcal.html

Mentor Found Niche in Place She Didn't Expect

Family physician and residency program director Kristina Diaz, M.D., is playing a vital role in her hometown's battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200622fdf-diaz.html

Closure, COVID, Chaos: A Resident's Tale of Resilience

Merlyn Sunny Abraham, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that her family medicine class of seven women persisted through the closure of their hospital, the transfer of their program and a pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200618fp-drexel.html

New Physicians Selected for Leadership Roles

Danielle Carter, M.D., and Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S. -- both of Jacksonville, Fla. -- have been selected to fill family medicine leadership roles.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200618nccl-elections.html

Family Medicine Meetings and Conferences for Medical Students

Get information about meetings for residents and students held by the AAFP and other organizations.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig/lead-fmig/meetings.html

Recruiting Match Applicants to Your Residency Program

Attract your program’s next class of residents with recruitment strategies that help you build relationships and stand out on virtual platforms.

Students and Residents : Residency Program Directors

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/recruiting.html

Resources for Residency Programs

Whether your program is developing new curriculum, or your residents are preparing for certification or staying up to date on current trends, the AAFP's educational tools can help bridge knowledge gaps and boost skill sets.

Students and Residents : Residency Program Directors

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/cme-res-programs.html

Third-Year Electives During Residency

Your electives in your final year of residency is can be opportunities to get an inside look at practices you may be considering joining after graduation.

Students and Residents : Residents

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/3rd-year-electives.html

Residency Wrap-up Checklist

Use these tips to make sure you're ready to leave residency and move into practice.

Students and Residents : Residents

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/residency-wrapup-checklist.html

Log-in Instructions

Help with logging into aafp.org

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/login-help.html

Screen Adults for Unhealthy Drug Use, Says Task Force

On June 9, the U.S. Preventive Services task force issued a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on screening for unhealthy drug use.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200616uspstf-illicitdrugscreen.html

At the End of a Long Road, the Mother of All Match Days

Cynthia Kudji Sylvester, M.D., M.H.A., M.S.L., M.S.N., never gave up on her dream of becoming a physician. This spring, she shared Match Day with her daughter, Jasmine Kudji, M.D., who matched in the same health system.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200615fdf-kudjisylvester.html

Commission Chair Thank You

Commission Chair nomination thank you page

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/comm-chair-save-thank-you.html

Commission Chair Submit Thank You

Commission chair submission thank you page

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/comm-chair-submit-thank-you.html

FPM Past Issues 2014

FPM 2014 Past Issues

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2014.html

Declare Racism Public Health Emergency, AAFP Tells White House

Racism must be understood as a public health issue and declared a public health emergency, the AAFP told the administration and key members of Congress in a pair of June 10 letters.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200612racismpriority.html

AMA-ABFM Submit Thank You

AMA-ABFM submit thank you

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/ama-abfm-submit-thank-you.html

AMA-ABFM Thank You

AMA-ABFM thank you page

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/ama-abfm-thank-you.html

Information Successfully Saved

Thank you page

About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions/thank-you.html

WPSI Mulls Recommending Obesity Prevention in Midlife Women

The Women's Preventive Services Initiative is inviting public comment on whether WPSI should develop recommendations around the topic of preventing obesity in midlife women; the deadline to comment is June 19.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200611wpsiobesityprev.html

New MIG Focuses on Issues Around Beginning, End of Life

After careful review of a formal application, the AAFP Board of Directors recently approved creation of the Physicians for Life Member Interest Group.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200611lifemig.html

Piece by Piece: Insights From a Residency Graduate

Arindam Sarkar, M.D., who recently completed his residency training, offers insights in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on how to become your role model, what you can learn from a good dog and more.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200610fp-residentlessons.html

Create COVID-19 Litigation Safe Harbor, AAFP Tells Congress

Primary care physicians need temporary, targeted liability relief in the aftermath of COVID-19, the Academy and hundreds of other medical and professional organizations told lawmakers recently.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200610liabilityrelief.html

Tobacco Use: Ask Patients, Offer Advice, Provide Options

On June 2, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review regarding interventions for tobacco use cessation in adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200610uspstf-tobaccocessadults.html

AAFP, Other Groups Issue Diabetes Self-management Report

The AAFP has collaborated with several other health care and diabetes organizations to publish a consensus report on the use of diabetes self-management education and support in adults with type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200609diabetesconsensusrpt.html

CMS opens Direct Contracting alternative payment program applications -- FPM

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has opened applications for its Direct Contracting program.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/direct_contracting_portal.html

Veteran FP Expanding His State's Physician Pipeline

Under the direction of John Mitchell, M.D., the number of family medicine residency positions in Mississippi has more than doubled in eight years, and more new programs are in development.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200608fdf-mitchell.html

Guidance Steers 2021 Match Around COVID-19 Obstacles

New recommendations aim to ensure a successful 2021 family medicine residency match process that overcomes hurdles thrown up by the pandemic.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200604covidmatch.html

Academy Urges Congress to Extend Medicaid Payment Increase

Upping the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Medicaid is a vital response to COVID-19, the Academy and 18 other groups told congressional letters in a June 2 letter.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200604fmapletter.html

Task Force: Research Needed in Counseling Youth on Illicit Drugs

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that the evidence is insufficient to balance the benefits and harms of primary care-based behavioral counseling interventions to prevent illicit drug use in children, adolescents and young adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200604uspstfdrugs.html

Flawed Regulations Keep IMGs on Sidelines in Pandemic

Shyam Odeti M.D., M.S., writes that thousands of immigrant physicians are willing to help in pandemic hotspots, but visa restrictions prohibit them from doing so.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20200604guested-imgs.html

Fix Disparities, Payment to Improve Maternal Health, AAFP Advises

The AAFP offered detailed advice to CMS on addressing the maternal mortality rate, including examining the role of racism, and improving access to care by family physicians and payment.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200603ruralmaternal.html

Snorkeling or Paralysis: An FP's Strange Experience With COVID-19

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., explains how the pandemic has forced him to try some unconventional things, including new approaches to personal protective equipment, in the FPs on the Front Lines blog.

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200602fl-newapproaches.html

What Are the Actual Causes of Hospital Admissions?

Kyle Leggott, M.D., and Graham Custar, M.D., look at the social drivers that actually lead to many hospital admissions.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200602fp-admissions.html

AAFP Membership FAQ

Learn more about AAFP membership with FAQs.

Membership : AAFP Membership FAQ

https://www.aafp.org/membership/faq.html

Setting an Example for Native Youth

Clint Brayfield, M.D., beat the odds to become a Native American physician. Now he hopes to inspire others to follow his path.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200601fdf-brayfield.html

FDA Issues Recall Alert for Metformin ER Products

The FDA is asking several pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily recall products containing extended-release formulations of metformin, a drug prescribed to millions of patients with type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200601metforminrecall.html

New Senior VP Takes Reins of AAFP Advocacy Efforts

Stephanie Quinn, the AAFP's new senior vice president for advocacy, practice advancement and policy, fields our questions in this QandA.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200601quinnqa.html

AAFP Endorses Bill Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities

In a May 28 letter, the Academy voiced support for legislation that would create a task force to address racial and ethnic health disparities associated with COVID-19.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200601coviddisparities.html

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-all-forms-of-racism.html

AAFP Mobile App

The AAFP mobile app for iOS and Android features AFP/FPM Journals, Quizzes, Board Review Questions, CME Reporting, and more.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/resources/app.html

Transitional Member Dues

Dues for transitional membership status.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/transitional/transitional-dues.html

AAFP Insurance Program

Discover the services available through AAFP Insurance Program.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/resources/insurance.html

International Member

Become a member of the AAFP as a family physician working outside the United States. Enjoy select privileges and benefits while you connect with peers and gain access to leading family medicine clinical guidelines and CME.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/international.html

Transitional Member

you stay connected to the specialty with quality educational resources and a direct network to your colleagues as a Transitional Member of the AAFP.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/transitional.html

AAFP NRN/Graham Center Surveys Track COVID-19's Effects

Results from a series of weekly surveys from the AAFP National Research Network and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care demonstrate the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on family physicians and their practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200529covidsurveys.html

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit Powers Up Remotely

The AAFP is rallying members nationwide to schedule virtual meetings to lobby elected officials in support of family medicine and attend an all-member online town hall.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200528virtualfmas.html

Family Medicine Discovers RapSDI Announces 2020 Scholars

The Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation initiative is announcing that two scholars have been selected to begin work on clinical research projects.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200528rapsdischolars.html

New AAFP Resources Prepare Members for E/M Coding Changes

The AAFP is rolling out resources to help members take advantage of big changes to office/outpatient evaluation and management visit coding -- and payment -- that are coming Jan. 1.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200528emresources.html

COVID-19: Two Sides of the Looking Glass

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., relates the complex experience of being both a physician treating patients who are COVID-19-positive and a relative of a patient with COVID-19.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200527fp-lookingglass.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2018 Winners

These residents were selected as the winners of the 2018 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/student-resident-awards/gme/2018-winners.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2019 Winners

These residents were selected as the winners of the 2019 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/student-resident-awards/gme/2019-winners.html

Student Representative to FamMedPAC

Serve on a political action committee that helps elect candidates to the U.S. Congress who support the AAFP’s legislative goals and objectives.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/representatives-other-organizations/aafp-fammedpac.html

Program of Excellence Award Winners

The American Academy of Family Physicians has named 15 family medicine interest groups (FMIGs) as the 2021 Program of Excellence Award winners for their exemplary efforts generating interest in family medicine.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/student-resident-awards/fmig/poe.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2020 Winners

These residents were selected as the winners of the 2019 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/student-resident-awards/gme/2020-winners.html

Resident Representative to FamMedPAC

Opportunity for a student or resident trainee to serve on a political action committee that helps elect candidates to the U.S. Congress who support the AAFP’s legislative goals and objectives.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/representatives-other-organizations/aafp-fammedpac.html

Resident Representative to American Family Physician Journal

Opportunity for residents to work on a peer-reviewed clinical research journal dedicated to empowering family physicians to improve the health of patients and communities as the leading source of medical information.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/advisory-program-boards/aafp-afpjournal-resident.html

Student Representative to American Family Physician

Contribute to the most-read journal in primary care. AFP is peer reviewed, editorially independent clinical content publish for and by family physicians.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/advisory-program-boards/aafp-afpjournal-student.html

Hippo Education Primary Care RAP

Hippo Education’s podcast, Primary Care Reviews and Perspectives, keeps family medicine clinicians up to date with engaging monthly episodes. Now 15% off for AAFP members only.

Membership : Member Benefits

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

AAFP, Others Warn Azar of Imminent Primary Care Closures

Funding to independent and community-based primary care practices, including Medicaid participants, must come soon, the AAFP and other groups told HHS this week.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200522closurewarning.html

Can't Come to KC? The AAFP Is Bringing Meetings to You

Restrictions on large meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic are prompting important AAFP events -- including elections for some leadership positions -- to move online.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200521virtualelection.html

AAFP to Congress: Restart Advance Payments Before It's Too Late

The AAFP signaled strong support for new legislation that would revamp CMS' Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment program for Medicare Part B.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200521aapletter.html

Advanced Pathway Credit Application Tutorial

This tutorial will cover how to apply for AAFP credit using the advanced pathway credit application.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/advanced-pathway-app-tutorial.html

CME Credit 101

Learn about the AAFP Credit System history, credit types, requirements, and how to submit an application in this free online webcast.

CME : AAFP Credit System

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

Simple Pathway Credit Application Tutorial

This tutorial will cover how to apply for AAFP credit using the simple pathway credit application.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/simple-pathway-app-tutorial.html

ALSO/BLSO Pathway Credit Application Tutorial

This tutorial will cover how to apply for AAFP credit using the ALSO/BLSO pathway credit application.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/also-blso-pathway-app-tutorial.html

How Do We Talk About the Worst-case Scenario?

Against the backdrop of a pandemic, Allison Edwards, M.D., ponders the best way to broach the subject of end-of-life care with a relatively young patient panel in the Fresh Perspectives blog.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200520fp-endoflife.html

New STFM Podcast Series Shines a Light on COVID-19

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has launched a new podcast series that examines lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic from an academic medicine perspective.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200520stfmpodcasts.html

Offer Behavioral Counseling to Prevent CVD in at-Risk Adults

On May 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease in at-risk adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200520uspstfcvd.html

National Heart Month 2017: Family Physicians Address the Heart of the Matter

National Heart Month 2017: Family Physicians Address the Heart of the Matter

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/national-heart-month.html

Hidden Salt: How Everyday Foods Harm You

World Salt Awareness Week 2017 Hidden Salt: How Everyday Foods Harm You

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/world-salt-awareness-week-2017.html

Questions About Producing Online Education

View frequently asked questions regarding producing online CME activities.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/faq/producing-online-education.html

AAFP Online CME

View all AAFP CME online activities.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/online.html

AAFP Subscription CME

View all AAFP CME subscriptions.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/subscription.html

AAFP CME Livestream Events

View all AAFP CME livestream courses.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/livestream.html

AAFP CME on Flash Drive

View all AAFP CME activities on flash drive.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/flash-drive.html

AAFP CME in Print + Media

View all AAFP CME activities with a physical option including, syllabus, audio CDs, flash drive, and online access to educational content.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/physical.html

AAFP Audio CME

View all AAFP CME audio activities.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/audio.html

AAFP CME Livestream Events

View all AAFP CME livestream courses.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-locations/livestream.html

Staying Connected With Patients Despite Barriers

When COVID-19 shut down her health system's patient classes, Darlene Lawrence, M.D., found a way to keep the group wellness course going.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200518fdf-lawrence.html

Academy Lauds Bills Recognizing Vital Need for IMGs

Recapturing 15,000 unused physician immigrant visas from prior fiscal years "would enable our U.S. physicians to have the support they need," the AAFP told lawmakers.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200518visaletters.html

Amazon Gives FPs Priority Access to COVID-19 Supplies

Thanks to a collaborative effort by the AAFP and Amazon, Amazon Business is opening its COVID-19 Supplies store to individual physicians, allowing Academy members to purchase much-needed personal protective equipment and other medical supplies.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200515amazonbiz.html

Shots Immunizations App by AAFP and STFM

Get easy-to-use, up-to-date vaccine information at the point of care with Shots Immunizations by the American Academy of Family Physicians and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines/shots-app.html

ACOs, Value-based Care Hang in COVID-19 Balance, AAFP Warns

To safeguard the future of value-based care, relief is needed for Medicare Shared Savings Program participants affected by COVID-19, the AAFP told HHS in a May 14 letter.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200514covidacos.html

Breastfeeding Support and Resources Toolkit

Discover office-based tools, community engagement, advocacy and educational resources on breastfeeding to help you serve your patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/birth-control-pregnancy-childbirth/breastfeeding/toolkit.html

Medicaid Physician Payment

The AAFP supports Medicaid payment for primary care services at least equal to Medicare’s payment rate for those services when provided by a primary care physician.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/medicaid.html

When My City Cheers, It Lifts Up the Front Lines

It's a simple gesture, but Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that hearing the people of New York City cheer the doctors and others on the front lines has helped her cope with the pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200513fp-clapping.html

Video: Tobacco and Nicotine

Learn more about how mental health issues are related to tobacco use, and the 5 Rs that can help patients quit smoking.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/tobacco-and-nicotine/office-champions/behavioral-health-tobacco-cessation/tobacco-nicotine-video.html

Behavioral Health and Tobacco Cessation

Participate in the Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Behavioral Health project.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/tobacco-and-nicotine/office-champions/behavioral-health-tobacco-cessation.html

USPSTF: Screen for HBV Infection in People at Increased Risk

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200512uspstfhbvscreen.html

A Needed Role Model and Advocate for Family Medicine

Family physician Andrea Anderson, M.D., has helped her specialty take root at a school that had lacked a family medicine presence.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200511fdf-anderson.html

AAFP Gives Administration Formula for Saving Primary Care

In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200511sustainpractices.html

For FP Moms, This Mother's Day Is About Impact on Community

Amid a pandemic, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., and Kimberly Becher, M.D., reflect in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on a Mother's Day like no other for physician moms.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200508fp-mothersday.html

MMWR: COVID-19 Has Provoked Drop in Childhood Immunizations

A new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Early Release indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting childhood immunizations in the United States.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200508covidvax.html

AAFP Delivers Pointed Congressional Briefing on COVID-19

A recent virtual briefing that included the founders of the Primary Care Caucus laid out sobering new data on threatened primary care practices and advocated for legislative solutions.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200507congressbriefing.html

Public Health Award

The AAFP's Public Health Award recognizes the important contributions that family physicians make to advancing the health of the public at the national, state, or local levels.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/fm-champion-awards/public-health.html

FMIG Network Program of Excellence Award

Apply for a Program of Excellence award and have the opportunity to be recognized by the AAFP for your family medicine interest group's efforts to grow family medicine.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/student-resident-awards/fmig.html

DRAFT Member Value

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Membership : Member Benefits

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Member Value

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Membership : Member Benefits

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AAFP National Dues Payment Policy

AAFP National Dues Payment Policy

Membership : Join the AAFP

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