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  • PCMH


    With its emphasis on coordinated care, quality, safety and a more robust
    patient-physician relationship,the Patient-Centered Medical Home
    (PCMH) care model is a major focus of the PAFP.



    The PAFP is committed to helping family physicians
    achieve productive practices through its advocacy and
    lobbying efforts to achieve more affordable, efficient,
    higher-quality health care.

  • CME


    Family physicians love the PAFP's CME courses,
    including both live events and online webcasts
    on a variety of clinical topics and with a strong
    focus on evidence-based data.



    Dedicated to improving public health through family practice,
    PAFP provides a wealth of information with webcasts, tip sheets,
    FAQs and initiatives like the "Tar Wars" campaign.

  • QI


    Assisting practices with the PCMH model, providing expertise
    on electronic health records systems (EHRs) and improving outcomes,
    the PAFP is committed to improving the quality of care physicians provide.



    Education goes digital with the PAFP’s library of free online webcasts, allowing Pennsylvania’s family physicians to continue their lifelong learning conveniently at a time and place that fits their busy schedule.

  Public Health: Over Allergy Season, Consult Physician about Medication April 17, 2014
This allergy season may be worse than average, according to ABC News and others. The PAFP encourages patients who often head straight to the over-the-counter (OTC) medications for relief to talk to their family physician first - for some, says PAFP President Douglas Spotts, MD, the side-effects may be problematic
  Health Reform: FAQ: How Do ACOs Work? April 16, 2014
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are often touted as an health care innovation that will increase care quality and improve patient outcomes while serving as a financial incentive for physicians. Kaiser Health News has assembled a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page about ACOs - simply click here to read it
  Foundation: Support Family Medicine, Bid on Great Items! April 15, 2014
Beginning today, you'll be able to support family medicine through the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Foundation's second annual online auction! Bid on great items like vacations and getaways, wine tastings, memorabilia, entertainment, and lots more. Click here to view the amazing items and bid away!
  Quality Improvement: Report: Diabetes Cases Double Over Two Decades April 14, 2014
The prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled over the last 20 years, CNN reports. A study in Annals of Internal Medicine has also found new testing methods mean doctors are getting better at detecting it. Visit the PAFP's Residency Program Collaborative for some excellent tips on improving diabetes quality measures.
  Featured News: PAFP Offers DOT Training Opportunities April 14, 2014
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is excited to offer online accredited, certified training for those who wish to give physicals to commercial motor vehicle drivers. Click here to register for online DOT training. The PAFP will also be offering a live training session on May 17. Click here for more information.




April 8, 2014 
Student Assembly
Conference call (details)
April 15 - 30, 2014 
PAFP Foundation Online Auction
(Bidding for Good)
May 17, 2014
Live DOT Medical Examiner Training
(DOT online training registration)
June 20 - 27, 2014
CME Cruise (details)
November 7 - 9, 2014
Pittsburgh CME Conference
details and registration coming soon

November 7, 2014
SAM Study Group
Topic: Well Child Care (details)

Hershey CME Conference

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