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AAFP Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Racial Equity in Infrastructure ...

The AAFP submitted a letter to members of the Ways and Means committee and co-chairs of the racial equity initiative. The letter details AAFP priorities for expanding broadband access, health insurance coverage, lowering cost of care (like HDHP), bolstering the physician workforce, and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/LT-WaysMeansCmte-RacialEquityInfrastructureLegislation-072821.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Congress on COVID-19 Long-haul Symptoms - April 27, 2021

AAFP submitted testimony to the Energy and Commerce committee on COVID-19 long-haul symptoms. The AAFP calls on Congress to address workforce shortages, primary care payment, high deductible health plans, coverage, ADA and FMLA compliance, and research.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/TS-Congress-COVID19LongHaulSymptoms-042721.pdf

Joint Letter to DoT on Federal Diabetes Exemption Program - December 7, 2015

Letter to the Department of Transportation urging they allow primary care physicians the ability to complete exemption forms for commercial drivers with diabetes

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-DoT-Diabetes-120715.pdf

AAFP Comments to DEA on MAT Interim Final Rule - December 23, 2020

AAFP comments on the DEA Medication-Assisted treatment interim final rule.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-DEA-MATFinalRule-122320.pdf

AAFP Letter to HRSA on CHC Insulin Epinephrine Final Rule Delay - March 11, 2021

The AAFP supports proposals to reduce the cost of prescription drugs, but we are concerned that this final rule will not meaningfully reduce these costs.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HRSA-LifeSavingMedicationsProposedDelay-031121.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress for National ACERT Grant Program Authorization Act - June 29, 2021

The AAFP endorsed the National ACERT Grant Program Reauthorization Act which would allocate federal resources to coordinate state and local response to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Congress-NationalACERTGrantProgramAuthorizationAct-062921.pdf

Joint Letter to House Pressing Support for Gun Violence Research - March 25, 2021

The organizations in this letter believe gun violence is a national public health epidemic and stand for non-biased, evidence-based research to help identify policy solutions to this crisis.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-House-GunResearch-032521.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate Pressing Support for Gun Violence Research - March 25, 2021

The organizations in this letter believe gun violence is a national public health epidemic and stand for non-biased, evidence-based research to help identify policy solutions to this crisis.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Senate-GunResearch-032521.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Safe Driving and Good Samaritan Reporting

Background information from the AAFP on safe driving and good samaritan reporting..

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/BKG-SafeDriving.pdf

Joint Letter Supporting FY 2022 Appropriations for CDC Data Modernization Initiative - ...

The AAFP and others are support at least $250 million in appropriations for CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative in FY 2022. The Data Modernization Initiative is designed to invest in new and upgraded technologies that detect, track and analyze trends around disease outbreaks.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-CDCDataModernizationInitiativeFY2022Appropriations-042721.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer Supporting S 430 - June 5, 2015

AAFP supports Sen. Boxer's bill to give the Federal Trade Commission explicit authority to regulate the advertising of e-cigarettes to prevent the marketing of e-cigarettes to children.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Boxer-S430-060515.pdf

Joint Comments to CMS on Removal of Tobacco Intervention for Inpatient Psychiatric ...

The AAFP and other organizations submitted joint comments to CMS opposing the removal of a quality measure which requires inpatient psychiatric facilities, who participate in prospective payment systems, to report if they offer tobacco cessation treatment.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-CMS-TobaccoInterventionRemovalInpatientPsychiatricFacilityPPS-0721.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Opposing HR 2058 - December 2, 2015

Joint letter to Congress opposing HR 2058, a bill that would exempt e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from FDA Review.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Congress-FDADeeming-120215.pdf

Joint Letter to the White House Requesting Final FDA Deeming Regulations - April 28, 2015

Joint letter to President Obama requesting the final FDA deeming regulation

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Obama-FDADeeming-042815.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate on Smoke-Free VHA Facilities - June 7, 2021

AAFP and other organizations sent a letter to Sens. Durbin and Collins in support their legislation to make Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities fully smoke-free.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Senate-SmokeFreeVHA-060721.pdf

Joint Letter to USPS on E-cigarette Mailing Restrictions - March 22, 2021

The AAFP supports applying current tobacco mailing restrictions to e-cigarettes. We remain concerned about the impact of tobacco and nicotine addiction on patients and support regulations to prevent the use of these harmful substances.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-USPS-CommentsECigRestrictions-032221.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Immunizations

Background information from the AAFP on immunizations.

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

AAFP Letter to Energy and Commerce Chairman Pallone for Budget Reconciliation Markup - ...

AAFP supports the provisions which strengthen public health, the primary care workforce, and expand access to health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-ECChairman-BudgetReconciliationMarkup-021121.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Equity Funding in the American Rescue Plan - March 24, 2021

AAFP urges HHS and CDC to ensure funding for COVID-19 public health response activities provided through the American Rescue Plan Act prioritizes the communities of color and tribal communities that are disproportionately affected and underserved.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHS-EquityFundingAmericanRescuePlan-032421.pdf

AVAC Support Letter of the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act - January 28, ...

AAFP supports the legislation because it would improve, enhance, and expand the ability of immunization information systems (IIS) to securely exchange real-time immunization record data between federal health agencies, state, local, tribal, and territorial public health programs and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-House-AVACSupportImmunizationInfrastructureModernizationAct-012821.pdf

Joint Letter Endorsing the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2021 - March ...

The AAFP supports the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2021 which would eliminate out-of-pocket costs for vaccines covered under Medicare Part D and improve vaccine awareness and education for beneficiaries.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-House-ProtectingSeniorsThroughImmunizationAct-031521.pdf

Joint Letter in Support of the Strengthening the Vaccines for Children Program Act - ...

AAFP, along with others, support the legislation since builds on the Vaccines for Children program by investing in the vaccine delivery system and supporting primary care physicians in order to further reduce barriers to care and help families catch up on routine vaccinations.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-House-StrengtheningVaccinesChildrenProgramAct-041621.pdf

AAFP Letter to ICE on COVID Vaccine Rates - August 24, 2021

The AAFP urges the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to create and implement a comprehensive plan for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for people in ICE detention centers.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-ICE-COVIDVaccineRates-082421.pdf

AAFP Testimony to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis - July 1, 2021

Family physicians play an integral role in improving the health of the public by diagnosing and treating their patients, as well as counseling patients and administering vaccines.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/TS-HouseSelectCOVIDCommittee-VaccineHesitancy-070121.pdf

AAFP Testimony to Senate HELP Committee on Vaccine Confidence - June 22, 2021

Family physicians play an integral role in improving the health of the public by diagnosing and treating their patients, as well as counseling patients and administering vaccines.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/TS-SenateHELPCmte-VaccineConfidence-062221.pdf

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