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AAFP Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Prioritization of Primary Care and the ...

...April 13, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Chuck Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-COVID4-041320.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leadership on Potential Phase 4 Coronavrius Relief Bill -...

...April 15, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-230 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Republican...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-FinalCOVID4-041520.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Requesting Technical Fix to the Paycheck Protection Program - ...

...December 3, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker, House of Representatives Majority Leader United States Capitol United States Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PPPDeductibility-120320.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congressional Leadership on Sustaining Primary Care During the COVID-19 ...

...May 7, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Chuck Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PrimaryCare-050720.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Supporting Primary Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic - May 4, 2020

...May 2, 2020 The Honorable Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 136,700 family physicians and medical...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-PrimaryCareSustainability-050420.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS and CMS Calling for a Prospective Payment Model for Physicians - ...

...March 26, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services US Department of Health and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-CMS-PeriodicInterimPayments-032620.pdf

AAFP Letter to House Supporting Small Business PPE Tax Credit Act - October 28, 2020

...October 28, 2020 The Honorable Brenda Lawrence U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Troy Balderson U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mike Quigley U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable John Joyce...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-House-SupportSmallBusinessPPETaxCreditAct-102820.pdf

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership on COVID-19 Legislative Priorities - March ...

...March 19, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Chuck Schumer Minority Leader Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HouseSenateLeadership-COVID19LegPriorities-031920.pdf

Joint Letter to Vice President Expressing Concern on Recent COVID-19 Testing Guidance ...

...September 3, 2020 Mike Pence, Vice President White House Coronavirus Task Force Office of the Vice President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Vice President Pence, On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to express our...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-WhiteHouse-COVID19TestingGuidelinesConcerns-090320.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Environmental Health and Climate Change

...ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE AAFP Position In recognition of the serious adverse health consequences resulting from pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and ozone layer depletion, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends strong action on all...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/BKG-EnvironmentalHealthClimateChange.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress from CDC Coalition on FY2020 - March 4, 2019

...APHA • 800 I Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001-3710 • 202-777-2514 • www.cdccoalition.org CDC Coalition March 4, 2019 The Honorable Rosa DeLauro The Honorable Tom Cole Chair Ranking Member House Appropriations Subcommittee House Appropriations Subcommittee on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-Congress-CDCCoalitionFY2020-030419.pdf

AAFP Response to the EPA’s Proposed Rule on SAFE Vehicles Rules - October 24, 2018

...October 24, 2018 Andrew Wheeler, Administrator EPA Docket Center Environmental Protection Agency Mail Code 28221T Air and Radiation Docket Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0283 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Dear Administrator Wheeler, On behalf of the American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-EPA-CleanCars-102418.pdf

AAFP letter to EPA on the Clean Power Plan - April 25, 2018

...April 25, 2018 Scott Pruitt, Administrator EPA Docket Center Environmental Protection Agency Mail Code: 2822T Attention: Air Docket ID EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Dear Administrator Pruitt: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-EPA-CleanPowerPlan-042518.pdf

AAFP Letter to HHS on Health Literacy Definition - August 1, 2019

...August 1, 2019 Stephanie Santana, Public Health Analyst U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1101 Wootton Parkway Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Ms. Santana: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-HHS-HealthLiteracy-080119.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

...Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health AAFP Position The AAFP supports full legal equality for same-gender families, including individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT), and access to health care that addresses health disparities...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/BKG-LGBTHealth.pdf

AAFP Statement on DHS Child-Adult Separation Policy - June 16, 2018

...American Academy of Family Physicians Statement Regarding the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Policy to Separate Children from Adult Caregivers The American Academy of Family Physicians opposes the forced separation of children from their families or caregivers during...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/ST-DHSPolicyChild-AdultSeparation-061618.pdf

AAFP Statement on the Trump Administration Executive Order on Child-Adult Separation - ...

...AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS STATEMENT ON EXECUTIVE ORDER ADDRESSING FAMILY SEPARATION AT BORDER CROSSINGS The American Academy of Family Physicians continues to place high priority on the mental and physical health and safety of families separated during border crossings....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/ST-TrumpAdminExecOrder-ChildAdultSeparation-062118.pdf

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...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to House and Senate Leadership Calling for Greater Coordination on COVID-19...

...March 11, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-CongressLeadership-COVID19Comms-031120.pdf

Joint Letter Opposing the Indoor Tanning Tax Repeal - September 13, 2018

...September 12, 2018 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi On behalf of the 47 undersigned organizations dedicated...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-House-OpposingRepealIndoorTanningTax-091318.pdf

AAFP Letter to the White House on the Coronavirus Task Force - March 10, 2020

...March 10, 2020 The Honorable Mike Pence Vice President of the United States Chair, White House Coronavirus Task Force The White House Washington, DC Mr. Vice President: As the SARS-Cov-2 virus spreads and more Americans face COVID-19, the nation’s family physicians and other primary...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-WhiteHouse-CoronavirusTaskForce-031020.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...

Advocacy

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

AAFP Letter to CMS on Rural Cardiac Rehabilitation - July 29, 2020

...July 29, 2020 The Honorable Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-CMS-RuralCardiacRehabilitation-072920.pdf

AAFP Letter to FMCSA on Diabetic Commercial Drivers - Oxtober 19, 2016

...October 19, 2016 Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration U.S. Department of Transportation West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE. Washington, DC Dear Associate Administrator Minor: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-FMCSA-DiabeticDrivers-101916.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...

Advocacy

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

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