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AAFP Praises New Report that Recommends Increased Investment in and Access to ...

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AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/aafp-praises-new-report-that-recommends-increased-investment-in-and-access-to-high-quality-primary-care.html

NASEM Report Heralds Primary Care Evolution, Urges Action

A new report on primary care from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reinforces several of the Academy’s long-standing advocacy positions.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210504nasemreport.html

FP Essentials #497 Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures | October 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Facial Injection Procedures, Facial Plastic Surgery, Liposuction and Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Procedures, and Augmentation and Reconstruction Procedures.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/497-ed.html

FP Essentials #496 Breast Health | September 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Breastfeeding, Benign Breast Conditions, Breast Cancer, and Breast Cancer Survivorship.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/496-ed.html

FP Essentials #498 End-of-Life Care | November 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Palliative Management of Symptoms at the End of Life, Serious Illness Progression, Prognostication, and Advance Care Planning, Hospice Care, and Medical Aid in Dying.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/498-ed.html

FP Essentials #499 Skin Ulcers | December 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Prevention and Diagnosis of Pressure, Venous Leg, and Arterial Ulcers, Wound Management, Pharmacotherapy, Surgical Management.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/499-ed.html

FP Essentials #500 Hand and Finger Injuries | January 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Metacarpal Fractures, Finger Fractures, and Dislocations, Tendon and Soft Tissue Injuries of the Hand, Chronic Hand and Wrist Pathologies.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/500-ed.html

FP Essentials #501 Otolaryngeal and Oropharyngeal Conditions | February 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Dysphonia, Temporomandibular Disorders, Common Nontraumatic Dental Conditions, and Common Ear Conditions.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/501-ed.html

2021 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy’s 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210503nccl-elections.html

Megan Adamson, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

The Colorado AFP announces the candidacy of Megan Adamson, M.D., of Lafayette, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210430adamson-cand-ann.html

FP Essentials #502 Less Common Respiratory Conditions | March 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Occupational Lung Diseases, Sarcoidosis, Fungal Respiratory Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/502-ed.html

CDC Stance on Racism, Public Health Reflects AAFP Advocacy

The CDC’s recent declaration of racism as a serious public health threat reflects the AAFP’s long-standing advocacy on health inequity.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210429cdcracism.html

ACIP Updates Recommendations on Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated recommendations on the use of the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and FPs will play a crucial role in educating patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210429acipjjvac.html

National Minority Quality Forum Leadership Summit Honors FPs

Five family physicians were among the recipients of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award at the organization’s annual Leadership Summit.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210429under40.html

Let’s Achieve Health Equity by Teaching Future FPs

Shoba Belegundu, M.D., writes that a key to addressing health disparities is graduating physicians with the ability to address the social determinants of health and the skills to advocate for health equity.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210429fp-equity.html

Report Links Vaccine Hesitancy to More Deaths, Restrictions

A new report examined the potential impact of vaccine hesitancy on the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued use of nonpharmaceutical interventions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210429vacchesitancy.html

AAFP Supports American Families Plan to Reduce Disparities and Improve Health for ...

AAFP Supports American Families Plan to Reduce Disparities and Improve Health for Everyone in America

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-supports-american-families-plan-to-reduce-disparities-and-improve-health-for-everyone-in-america.html

Family Physicians Commend Long Overdue Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

Family Physicians Commend Long Overdue Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-commend-long-overdue-ban-on-menthol-cigarettes-and-flavored-cigars.html

FP Essentials #503 Men's Health | April 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Prostate Cancer Screening, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Scrotal and Testicular Conditions, and Male Sexual Dysfunction.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/503-ed.html

AAFP Applauds Initial Actions to Remove Barriers for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

AAFP Applauds Initial Actions to Remove Barriers for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/opioid-use-disorder-treatment.html

Log In, Fight for Family Medicine, Log Off

This is the last week to register for the AAFP’s all-virtual 2021 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit, which will be held May 18-19.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210427itt-fmas.html

Giving Health Equity a Fair Shot

When Jerry Abraham, M.D., M.P.H., C.M.Q., saw a minority community being excluded early in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, he took it upon himself to create an equitable system for immunizations.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210426fdf-abraham.html

Residency Census Plays Vital Role in AAFP’s Work

Each year the AAFP asks every family medicine residency to complete its census. Program director Monica Newton, D.O., M.P.H., explains why the census is critical to the Academy’s efforts related to the primary care workforce.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210426guested-rescensus.html

Report Addresses Causes of Disparities, Offers Solutions

A recent brief from HHS examines health disparities occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspectives of race and ethnicity.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210422hhsdisparities.html

HHS Proposal Would Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

AAFP advocacy is reflected in a proposed HHS rule that would restore greater Title X accessibility.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210422titlex.html

Evidence Lacking on Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on its website on screening for vitamin D deficiency in adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210422uspstfvitamind.html

New AAFP TIPS Topic Covers Continuous Glucose Monitoring

The Academy is offering members a new resource, AAFP TIPS: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM): Enhancing Diabetes Care, Workflows, Education, and Payment, that provides a comprehensive look at this technology and how best to utilize it.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210422cgm-tips.html

Nail Procedures Online CME Course | AAFP

Demonstrate proficiency in nail procedures with this online procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP. Earn 1.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/procedural/nail-procedures.html

PerformanceNavigator On Demand: Dyslipidemia | AAFP PI CME

Improve care among your patient panel with this online, multi-activity education on dyslipidemia, that helps satisfy your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities requirement. Earn 29.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/performancenavigator/ondemand-dyslipidemia.html

Skin Conditions and Diseases Online CME Course | AAFP

Learn best practices and cutting-edge techniques in disease management for patients with common and chronic skin problems with this AAFP dermatology online CME course. Earn 30 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/skin/self-study.html

Musculoskeletal and Sports Care Self-Study CME Course | AAFP

Boost your ability to evaluate the stage and severity of sports injuries, and diversify your physical examination techniques with this self-study CME course. Earn 28.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/sports/self-study.html

Family-Centered Maternity Care Online CME Course | AAFP

Deliver the best maternity care from preconception to post pregnancy with AAFP's evidence-based online CME course. Earn 26.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/maternity/self-study.html

Communicating Effectively With Your Patients | AAFP Audiobook

This audiobook provides best practices for improving physician-patient conversations. Earn up to 6 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/audio/communicate.html

Adult Medicine Online CME Course | AAFP

Improve adult patient outcomes with the latest prevention and screening recommendations and disease management with AAFP's internal medicine course. Earn 25.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/adult-medicine/self-study.html

Social Determinants of Health | AAFP Audiobook

AAFP's audiobook on social determinants of health provides 50 minutes of tips and resources on caring for patients across the spectrum.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/audio/social-determinants-of-health.html

Pandemic’s Effects Have Put Us at a Crossroads

After more than a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed longstanding health disparities and barriers to care for people of color. Family physicians must take the opportunity to use their resources, advocate for their patients, and work to increase health equity.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210420guested-disparities.html

Deadline to Apply for Primary Care First Cohort 2 Now May 21

CMS has announced that it has extended the deadline for practices to apply to participate in the second cohort of the Primary Care First advanced alternative payment model from April 30 to May 21.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210420pcfdeadlineextended.html

Student Leader Hopes to Assist Others With Specialty Choice

AuBree LaForce, the student chair of the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, said lessons she learned as a college athlete will serve her well as a family physician.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210419fdf-laforce.html

Joint Injections and Aspiration Online CME | AAFP

Learn the most common joint injections and aspiration performed in a family practice setting with this online CME activity from the AAFP. Earn 2 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/procedural/joint-injections.html

Musculoskeletal Examination Online CME | AAFP

Learn to assess and treat injured upper and lower extremities with this easy-to-navigate procedural skills online CME activity on Musculoskeletal Examination. Earn 2.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/procedural/musculo-exam.html

Stop Talking About Physician Well-being; Work to Change It

The heightened stress we physicians experience as we continue to care for patients during the pandemic despite the risks amplifies the need to preserve our emotional and mental health, but it also highlights failings in our health care system. In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, ...

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20210416fl-mentalillness.html

Reduced Student Exposure to FM Poses Threat to Workforce

Despite the barriers of a virtual match, family medicine netted a record number of residents. However, educators are sounding the alarm that the pandemic could hinder future recruiting efforts.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210416guested-match.html

Family Physicians Applaud HHS Proposals to Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

Family Physicians Applaud HHS Proposals to Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-applaud-hhs-proposals-to-increase-comprehensive-care-accessibility.html

Striving for Birth Equity | AAFP Online CME

Learn how to advocate for legislation aimed to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity with this free AAFP on demand session. Earn 1 CME credit.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/online/striving-for-birth-equity.html

Free CME on Maternal Health Care Available Now

Family physicians and other clinicians can earn free CME on maternal health care thanks to an online program offered by the Office of Minority Health.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210415mhccme.html

Gail Guerrero-Tucker, M.D., M.P.H., Runs for AAFP Director

The Arizona AFP announces the candidacy of Gail Guerrero-Tucker, M.D., M.P.H., of Thatcher, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210415guerrero-tucker-cand-ann.html

JandJ Vaccine Pause

The CDC and FDA have recommended a pause in the administration of the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine to allow for the ACIP to review data following six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/j-j-vaccine-pause.html

Discrepancies in Vaccine Uptake: What’s Really at Work?

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, AAFP Health Equity Fellow Brittney Anderson, M.D., explores why there are disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the Black community.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210415fp-vacchesitancy.html

Discrepancies in Vaccine Uptake: What’s Really at Work?

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, AAFP Health Equity Fellow Brittney Anderson, M.D., explores why there are disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the Black community.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210415fp-vacchesitancy.html

Pause Recommended on Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC and FDA have recommended a pause to use of the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 based on reports of a rare type of blood clot occurring in some patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210415jjvaccpause.html

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