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AAFP Backgrounder: Marijuana

...MARIJUANA The AAFP is dedicated to helping physicians provide quality and individualized care through a variety of treatments that satisfy the needs of their patients. Despite the limited body of research supporting the medical properties of marijuana, a growing number of patients...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-Marijuana.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Sex for Money and Goods

...EXCHANGE OF SEX FOR MONEY OR GOODS The Issue The World Health Organization (WHO) defines commercial sex, otherwise known as sex work or prostitution, as the exchange of money or goods for sexual services. Sex work may involve consensual and non-consensual sexual encounters. Buyers...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/BKG-SexWork.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Obesity and Overweight

...OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT AAFP Position To combat the health risks associated with obesity and being overweight, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) encourages family physicians to participate in local, state, and national efforts to improve nutrition and encourage physical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/BKG-Obesity.pdf

AAFP/AMA Backgrounder: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

...Patients need access to care now. Evidence shows medication-assisted treatment (MAT) works. More people are dying from heroin and illicit fentanyl, despite a decrease in opioid prescriptions. The AMA and AAFP Urge Removing All Barriers to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-AMA-AAFP-MAT.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

...PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAMS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports the implementation and use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and greater physician input into pain management regulation and legislation. The AAFP will work...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-PDMPs.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Supervised Injection Sites

...SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, as well as combatting opioid dependence and other substance use disorders. The AAFP supports syringe exchange programs, the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-SupervisedInjectionSites.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on Compounded Drug Products - August 13, 2019

...August 13, 2019 Janet Woodcock, M.D. Director Center for Drug Evaluation and Research U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, Maryland 20993 Dear Dr. Woodcock: On behalf of our members, the undersigned organizations write to thank the U.S. Food and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-FDA-CompoundedDrugProducts-081319.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Corporal Punishment in Schools

...CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians opposes corporal punishment in schools, defined as the purposeful infliction of bodily pain or discomfort by an official in the education system upon a student as a penalty for disapproved...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-CorporalPunishment.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Gun Violence Prevention Research

...Gun Violence Prevention Research Background According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more people died from firearm injuries in the United States in 2017 than in any other year since at least 1968. Nearly two-thirds were suicides. The AAFP sees gun...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-GunViolencePreventionResearch.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Stealthing

...STEALTHING AAFP Position The AAFP believes that sexual assault is a serious public health issue. The AAFP supports the rights of survivors of sexual assault, including the right to protection from their offender and from re-victimization in the legal and criminal justice systems....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-Stealthing.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress in Support of the RISE from Trauma Act - July 6, 2020

...July 6, 2020 The Honorable Richard Durbin The Honorable Shelly Moore Capito U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski The Honorable Tammy Duckworth U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Danny...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Congress-RiseTraumaAct-070620.pdf

AAFP Letter to Agriculture Cmt Chairs on Farm Bill Conference Priorities - December 6, ...

...December 6, 2018 The Honorable Pat Roberts Chairman, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Debbie Stabenow Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Mike Conaway Chairman, U.S. House Agriculture Committee...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-AgCommittee-FarmBillPriorities-120618.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Health System Resilience - July 8, 2020

...July 8, 2020 Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D. Assistant Secretary for Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Captain Paul Reed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Medicine and Science Office of the Assistant Secretary for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HHS-HealthSystemResiliance-070820.pdf

AAFP Letter to Domestic Policy Council Director Opposing Systemic Racism - June 10, 2020

...June 10, 2020 Ms. Brooke Rollins Director Domestic Policy Council Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 464 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20504 Dear Ms. Rollins: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), an organization representing...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-DPC-OpposingSystemicRacism-061020.pdf

Joint Letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee Supporting FY 2021 CDC ...

...APHA • 800 I Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001-3710 • 202-777-2514 • www.cdccoalition.org CDC Coalition November 24, 2020 The Honorable Nita Lowey The Honorable Kay Granger Chairwoman Ranking Member House Appropriations Committee House Appropriations Committee...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HouseSenAppropriations-FY2021CDCCoaltion-112420.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Schumer Supporting the Protect Our Heroes Act - November 20, 2020

...November 20, 2020 The Honorable Charles Schumer United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Leader Schumer, On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the 136,700 family physicians, residents and medical students we represent, I write to offer our support for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Schumer-ProtectOurHeroes-112020.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Supporting the GET CARE Act - November 18, 2020

...November 18, 2020 The Honorable Mark Warner U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20015 The Honorable Tim Scott U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20015 Dear Senators Warner and Scott: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the 136,700 family physicians, residents and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Senate-GETCAREAct-111820.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Electronic Cigarettes

...ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the alarmingly increased use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) - also called electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or vaping devices - by youth and young adults, as well as...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-ECigarettes.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Tobacco

...TOBACCO AAFP Position Despite significant research outlining the dangers of tobacco and a significant decrease in the number of United States adults who smoke, tobacco, and in particular cigarettes, remains the leading cause of death and preventable disease in the U.S. The AAFP...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-Tobacco.pdf

Joint Letter on PMTA Proposed Rule - December 16, 2019

...1 December 16, 2019 Dockets Management Staff 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Docket No. 2019-N-2854 Ladies and Gentlemen: The undersigned organizations hereby submit this comment in the above-designated docket on the proposed rule...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-CoalitionCommentsPMTAProposedRule-121619.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA Calling for Public Disclosure of E-cig Applications - April 23,...

...1 April 23, 2020 Dr. Stephen Hahn, M.D. Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002 RE: Disclosure of Tobacco Products for Which Premarket Applications Filed by the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-PremarketReviewDisclosure-042320.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA and HHS Supporting Proposed Rule on Graphical Warnings - October...

...October 1, 2019 Norman E. Sharpless, Acting Commissioner Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary Department of Health and Human Services. Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-HHS-GraphicalWarnings-100119.pdf

AAFP Letter to the President on e-Cigarettes - September 20, 2019

...September 20, 2019 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write in...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-POTUS-e-cigsflavors-092019.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Immunizations

...IMMUNIZATIONS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports immunizations for infants, children, adolescents, and adults as defined by recommendations set forth in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/BKG-Immunizations.pdf

AAFP Letter to ACIP Outlining Concerns and Principles for a Future COVID-19 Vaccine - ...

...October 30, 2020 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases 1600 Clifton Road NE MS-H24-8 Atlanta, GA 30329 Re: October Meeting, Docket Number CDC-2020-0100 Dear Members of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-ACIP-COVID19Vaccine-103020.pdf

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