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Spread the Change

...Have the team answer the following questions to determine if the change is ready to spread to others in your clinic or health system. 1. Does the team support the rationale behind the need for the change? 2. Have the intervention(s) been tested under various conditions with data...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/office-champions/spread-the-change.pdf

Vaccine Exemptions

...VACCINE EXEMPTIONS 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 Practices. With...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/vaccine-exemptions.pdf

1997-98 Application Form

...2017 AAFP VACCINE SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP Deadline: April 3, 2017 The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has two vaccine science fellowship positions available for family physicians. The fellows will work with mentors to become more knowledgeable about vaccine science and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/vaccine-science-fellowship-application.pdf

Video Resources

...Highlight on VACCINATION 4 TEENS © This program provided through the AAFP Foundation with support from Sanofi Pasteur. © 2019 American Academy of Family Physicians Updated 05/19 For Office Staff: • AAFP Foundation: o Featuring Dr. Margot Savoy: ▪ The Value of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/vaccines-teens/hops19-vaccine-videos.pdf

Tools for the Lifestyle Medicine Team

...Tools for the Lifestyle Medicine Team Numerous tools are available to assess the lifestyle medicine domains found in the implementation guide and resources. Additional domains with corresponding tools are also listed and described in the table below. Tools were specifically selected...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/lifestyle-medicine/lifestyle-additional-tools.pdf

Practice Assessment to Incorporate Lifestyle Medicine

...Practice Assessment to Incorporate Lifestyle Medicine Assess the current state of the practice before formulating any change strategies. The following questions can guide that process as you think about changes to your practice. 1. How does the practice currently identify and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/lifestyle-medicine/lifestyle-practice-assessment.pdf

Incorporating Lifestyle Medicine into Everyday Family Practice

...Incorporating Lifestyle Medicine into Everyday Family Practice: implementation guide and resources contributing authors: Jonathan P. Bonnet, MD, MPH, CAQSM, FAAFP, FACLM Polina Sayess, MD, FAAFP, DipABFM, DipABLM Elizabeth L. Polk, MD, FAAFP, DipABLM Keisha Harvey...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/lifestyle-medicine/lifestyle-medicine-guide.pdf

Leading Change:

...Leading Change: Integrating Lifestyle Medicine into your Practice Integrating lifestyle medicine into your everyday practice may require many changes - ranging from workflow to updating your electronic health record (EHR) system. These changes may require buy-in from team members at...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/lifestyle-medicine/lifestyle-leading-change.pdf

Lifestyle Medicine Assessment

...Lifestyle Medicine Assessment For each item, think about the last seven days and answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ if you… 1 Felt your life had a sense of purpose Yes No 2 Used olive oil as your primary oil or used no oil when cooking Yes No 3 Engaged in two or more spiritual or religious...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/lifestyle-medicine/lifestyle-medicine-assessment-color-codes.pdf

Issue Brief - Patient Engagement in Family Medicine Survey

...1 10/20/17 ISSUE BRIEF Patient Engagement in Family Medicine: Current Attitudes, Activities and Models This issue brief provides a summary of survey results and site visit findings collected to learn about emerging and promising strategies that engage patients in primary care...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/issue-brief-patient-engagement-survey.pdf

NRN-HOMER-Announcement-Flyer.pdf

...New Study: Home vs Office for Medication Enhanced Recovery (HOMER) ➢ Is your community affected by opioid use disorder (OUD)? Do you provide medication assisted treatment (MAT) for your patients with opioid dependence or OUD? Unsure if you’re providing the best care possible? ➢...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/NRN-HOMER-Announcement-Flyer.pdf

RapSDI Mentor Expectations

...FAMILY MEDICINE DISCOVERS: RAPSDI MENTOR DESCRIPTION The Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation (FMD RapSDI) initiative supported by the AAFP Foundation and AAFP National Research Network invites researchers and family physicians to serve as...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/rapsdi-mentor-expectations.pdf

Naloxone Saves Lives

...This document was last updated and approved by the AMA Opioid Task Force August 2017 Co-prescribing naloxone is supported by a broad range of stakeholders including the World Health Organization6, U.S. health agencies (CDC, SAMHSA)7, state departments of health8, and many patient,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/co-branded-naloxone.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS7 OVERVIEW In addition to pain itself, a comprehensive assessment of chronic pain should cover other domains, including function, impact on daily activities, quality of life, mental health, and comorbidities and conditions that may require...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-functional.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS38 OVERVIEW Nearly 70% of drug overdose deaths in 2018 involved opioids, with two-thirds of overdose deaths involving a synthetic opioid (excluding methadone).1 In addition to the risk of overdose, patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain are...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-oud-prevent.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS19 OVERVIEW Pain management is determined primarily by whether pain is acute or chronic. Management of chronic pain should be individualized, patient-centered, and based on shared decision making and goals of treatment. Considerations for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-pain-mgmt.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...PAIN ASSESSMENT | Section 1 AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit OVERVIEW Assessment of chronic pain should be multidimensional. Consideration should be given to several domains, including the physiological features of pain and its contributing factors, with physicians and other clinicians...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-pain-assessment.pdf

AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS25 OVERVIEW While opioids are not recommended for first-line treatment of chronic pain, there are instances when opioids should be considered based on patient preferences. These include effects of pain on function and quality of life, tolerance of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/cpm-toolkit-prescribing.pdf

safe-storage.pdf

...The American Medical Association Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse strongly supports the education and awareness of physicians, patients, policymakers, and other key stakeholders regarding the risks of prescription opioids and other medications if they are not taken as...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/pain_management/safe-storage.pdf

COVID-19: Guidance for Family Physicians on Preventive and Non-Urgent Care

...COVID-19: Guidance for Family Physicians on Preventive and Non-Urgent Care AAFP supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC mitigation strategy as a framework for family physicians to protect patients, families and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/AAFP-COVID-Non-Urgent-Care-Statement.pdf

Public Health Award Nomination Form

...Chapter: __________________________________________________________ Date: __________________ Physician’s Name: _________________________________________________________________________ home address Street: _________________________________________...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/2021-Public-Health-Award-Form.pdf

AAFP Public Health Award Winners

...AAFP Public Health Award Recipients 1989 to Present 1992 Edward N. Brandt, Jr., MD, Ph.D. 1993 Alan Blum, MD 1994 Neil S. Calman, MD 1995 Jeffrey J. Cain, MD 1996 Coleen Kivlahan, MD, MSPH 1997 Michael W. Barrow, MD 1998 Luke L. Burchard, MD 1999 David A. Carlyle, MD 2000 Mary...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/AAFP-Public-Health-Award-Winners.pdf

AAFP Policy on COVID-19 Therapeutics

...AAFP Policy on COVID-19 Therapeutics The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 Family Physicians, Family Medicine residents, and medical students, acknowledges the pressures facing the healthcare system to rapidly address the COVID-19 pandemic...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/AAFP-COVID-Therapeutics-Policy.pdf

cdc-vital-signs-zika.pdf

...3 Zika Virus Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies 44 states reported cases of pregnant women with evidence of Zika in 2016. Most were travel-associated. 44 1 in 4 Only 1 in 4 babies with possible congenital Zika were reported to have received brain imaging after birth. 1...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/cdc-vital-signs-zika.pdf

COVID-19 Office Prep Checklist

...COVID-19 Education • Educate staff about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and why it is important to contain the outbreak. • Educate staff on facility policies and practices to minimize chance of exposure to respiratory pathogens including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/COVID-19-office-prep-checklist.pdf

COVID-19 or the Flu?

...Family Physician FAQs: COVID-19 or the Flu? Updated September 10, 2021 What causes COVID-19 and the flu? • COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which has multiple variants that arise due to uncontrolled spread of the virus (e.g., Alpha, Delta). • Seasonal flu can be...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/COVID19-and-Flu-Member-FAQs.pdf

Considerations on Reopening Your Practice

...Considerations on Reopening Face to Face Visits in Your Practice Conflicting information is causing confusion as practices carefully weigh resuming in-person visits. This guidance is meant to help you weigh these decisions. As more evidence becomes available, AAFP will update its...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/COVID19-Considerations-Resuming-Inperson-Visits.pdf

Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccinations:

...Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccinations: Sample Patient Education Messages Copy you can easily customize and use in your patient portal messages, newsletters or emails. Your health is our priority and we strongly recommend that you get the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s another way to protect you and...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/COVID19-Vaccine-Patient-Sample-Messages.pdf

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

...COVID-19 Vaccine Update Sample presentation for members September 2021 1 Coronaviruses in General Coronavirus is a name derived from the Latin "corona," meaning crown. The viral envelope under the electron microscope looks "crownlike" due to the small bulbar projections...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/COVID19-Vaccine-Sample-Presentation.pptx

ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES FORM: SUPPLEMENT TO THE ATHLETE HISTORY

...■ PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES FORM: SUPPLEMENT TO THE ATHLETE HISTORY Name: _________________________________________________________________ Date of birth: ____________________________ 1. Type of disability: 2. Date of disability: 3....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/hops19-athletes-disabilities-form.pdf

HISTORY FORM - ENGLISH

...GENERAL QUESTIONS (Explain Yes answers at the end of this form. Circle questions if you don’t know the answer.) Yes No 1. Do you have any concerns that you would like to discuss with your provider? 2. Has a provider ever denied or restricted your participation in sports for any...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/hops19-history-form-english.pdf

HISTORY FORM - SPANISH

...■ EVALUACIÓN FÍSICA PREVIA A LA PARTICIPACIÓN FORMULARIO DE HISTORIAL CLÍNICO Nota: Complete y firme este formulario (con la supervisión de sus padres si es menor de 18 años) antes de acudir a su cita. Nombre: ________________________________________________________ Fecha de...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/hops19-history-form-spanish.pdf

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM

...■ PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM Name: _________________________________________________________________ Date of birth: ____________________________ PHYSICIAN REMINDERS 1. Consider additional questions on more-sensitive issues. • Do you feel...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/hops19-physical-examination-form.pdf

Provider Pocket Reference

...ACA POCKET GUIDE FOR PROVIDERS HealthCare.gov: Your patients can apply for coverage, compare options, and enroll in a plan. If their state runs its own Marketplace, use the state’s website instead of HealthCare.gov. Open Enrollment for 2016 Coverage: November 1, 2015 - January 31,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/pocket-reference.pdf

Understanding Post COVID Syndrome

...Understanding Post-COVID Syndrome What is Post-COVID Syndrome? Post-COVID Syndrome is an umbrella term for a wide range of symptoms that develop or continue four or more weeks after infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. You may hear it called long COVID,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/Understanding%20Post%20COVID%20Syndrome.pdf

MEDICAL ELIGIBILITY FORM

...■ PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION MEDICAL ELIGIBILITY FORM Name: _______________________________________________________ Date of birth: _________________________ □ Medically eligible for all sports without restriction □ Medically eligible for all sports without restriction...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/public_health/hops19-medical-eligibility.pdf

Screenin for Sexually Transmitted Infections - Practice Manual

...Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections practice manual Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections 1 Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Current Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/sti/hops19-sti-manual.pdf

Taking an Accurate Sexual History - Sample Script

...Taking an Accurate Sexual History Sample Script Based upon the patient’s answers, determine if a more detailed risk assessment is needed. Use the 5 P’s approach: I am going to ask you a few questions about your sexual history. I ask everyone these questions, as they are important...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/sti/hops19-sti-script.pdf

Coding Reference for Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Counseling

...In 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) began requiring insurance plans to cover many clinical preventive services. Two of the covered preventive services include: • Tobacco use screening for adults and adolescents • Tobacco cessation counseling for adults...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/2020_Coding_Tobacco_Prevention.pdf

Electronic Cigarettes: What You Need to Know (Spanish)

...¿Qué son los cigarrillos electrónicos? Los cigarrillos electrónicos (también conocidos como e-cigarettes o e-cigs) son aparatos que funcionan con baterías. Estos usan cartuchos llenos con un líquido que contiene nicotina, saborizante y otros químicos. El cigarrillo electrónico calienta...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/e-cig-handout-spanish.pdf

Electronic Cigarettes: What You Need to Know

...What are electronic cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes or e-cigs) are battery-powered devices. They use cartridges filled with a liquid that contains nicotine, flavoring, and other chemicals. This liquid is heated by the e-cigarette. It turns into a vapor that...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/e-cig-handout.pdf

A Guide to Tobacco Cessation Group Visits

...1 a guide to tobacco cessation group visits Table of Contents What Are Group Visits? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Why Offer Group Visits? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Preparing for a Tobacco...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/group-visit-guide.pdf

Guidance for Clinicians’ Discussions of E-Cigarettes With Patient

...reduces exposures to toxicants or health risks. Currently 60% of adult e-cigarette users also continue to smoke cigarettes (163). The concern is especially relevant to CVD risk, because smoking even one cigarette daily in- creases CVD risk in epidemiological studies. The NASEM report...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/guidance-clinician-discussions-ecigs-with-patients.pdf

FDA-Approved Smoking Cessation Medications

...TABLE 3 FDA-Approved Smoking Cessation Medications 1st line Medications for Tobacco Cessation Treatment* Drug (Available Doses) How Sold (U.S.) Dosing Instructions† Administration Common Side Effects Advantages Disadvantages Nicotine patch 21 mg 14 mg 7 mg OTC or Rx...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/fda-approved-smoking-cessation-medications.pdf

How to Develop a Quit Plan

...HOP21030130 how to develop a quit plan Tobacco/Vape Cessation SET A QUIT DATE Help the patient set a quit date. Remind them that sometimes they might relapse, which is completely normal, but then set another quit date. The next time might be the patient’s final quit date....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/how-to-develop-quit-plan.pdf

Integrating E-cigarette Cessation into Your Practice

...Integrating e-cigarette cessation into your broader tobacco cessation program may require a multitude of changes - ranging from workflow to electronic health record (EHR) system modifications. These changes may require buy-in from team members at all levels, including leadership,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/integrating-ecigarette-cessation-into-practice.pdf

Office Champions FQHC Project - Final Report

...1 American Academy of Family Physicians Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Federally Qualified Health Centers Project FINAL REPORT February 11, 2014 This project was supported by Pfizer Inc in collaboration with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/office-champions-tobacco-final-report.pdf

Coordinator%20Guide%20Updated%202014.pdf

...1 Coordinator Guide Introduction As a Tar Wars state/regional coordinator, you are responsible for the organization, operation, and administration of the Tar Wars program in your state or region. You have the option to hold an annual state poster contest. It may be important to...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/tar_wars/Coordinator%20Guide%20Updated%202014.pdf

office-flyer-spanish.pdf

...Sea inteligente, no empiece. Que no le mientan, el tabaco no está de moda. QUE NO LE ENGAÑEN, ¡EL TABACO LE ENFERMA! Efectos del uso de tabaco sin humo AFTAS EN LA BOCA MAL ALIENTO ENCÍAS RETRAÍDAS PÉRDIDA DE DIENTES DIENTES MANCHADOS CÁNCER DE BOCA BUTANO...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/tar_wars/office-flyer-spanish.pdf

Tar Wars Parent Information - Spanish

...Información para los padres Su hijo participó en Tar Wars, un programa educativo para una vida libre de tabaco diseñado por la Academia Americana de Médicos de Familia (American Academy of Family Physicians, AFFP) para estudiantes de cuarto y quinto grado. El programa consta de una...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/tar_wars/ParentInfo_Spanish.pdf

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