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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

PAIR Team

PAIR Team

Family Physician : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/fpm/pair-team.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

ForeSee Medical

...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 : Member Benefits

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

Basic Template

...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 : Member Benefits

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

Premier Template

...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 : Member Benefits

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

Standard Template

...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 : Member Benefits

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

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-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

Clinical Health Coach

Clinical Health Coach

Family Physician : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/fpm/clinical-health-coach.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

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