Aug. 6, 2020 | Issue 244
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
PAFP: Reconsider suspending child immunization requirements
Last week, the PAFP sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and Dept. of Health Secretary
Rachel Levine, MD expressing our concerns with a recent order to temporarily suspend regulatory requirements for children’s immunizations.
Under the order, the regulations are suspended for two months after the start of the school year. Among other concerns, the PAFP cited the pending flu season and potential outbreak of other vaccine-preventable infectious diseases
amid the COVID-19 pandemic as reasons to reconsider suspending current regulations. We encourage all PAFP members to reach out to your school-age patients to ensure they are up to date on their immunizations before the start of
the school year.
Speak out to expand Pennsylvania's primary care physician workforce
Call or email your state representative TODAY and ask them to cosponsor and support House Resolution 625, which would direct a study on the efforts of the state’s medical schools to promote primary care and accurately report the number of students who ultimately enter primary care. The
PAFP is committed to increasing the number of Pennsylvania’s medical school graduates who choose to practice family medicine over the course of the next decade.
Upcoming event details coming soon
Watch your email soon for emerging details on the Pittsburgh CME Conference scheduled for November 13-15.
Wolf Administration launches Pennsylvania Violence Data Dashboard
Governor Tom Wolf announced this week that the Department of Health has launched a violence data dashboard to collect data on the scope, frequency, geography and populations affected by violence in Pennsylvania. The creation of the dashboard was a mandate in the governor’s 2019 Executive Order to Reduce Gun Violence.
Residents and Students
AAFP National Conference comes to a close
Nearly 100 PAFP students attended the virtual AAFPNC 2020 this past weekend! Stay tuned for a full report in your Keystone Physician on the big event, including leadership election results.
Looking forward to fall, please mark your calendars and register for these upcoming events:
Family Medicine Education Consortium - Virtual Conference
October 2 – 4
Robust agenda of workshops, inspiring plenary speakers, research posters, large residency
Student scholarships available –
Pa Primary Care Career Center’s annual Primary Care Career Fairs – Virtual!
8 & October 27
Meet employers and clinical teams from FQHCs, CHCs, Rural Health Centers and other community practices; Meet teams that share your values; find a great match!
FREE for residents & medical
students! Stay tuned for more details.
PAFP Live CME conference & business meetings
November 13 – 15, The Westin, Pittsburgh; registration coming soon.
Welcome New PAFP Members!
- Andrea Davila, DO
- Aamir Hassan, MD
- Kinsey Laninga
- Adeel Shahid, MD
- Samantha Pearl, MD
- Vikaram Gondara, DO
- Salman Hassan
- Eric LaBouff
- Kulin Patel, MD
- Rachel Shaffer
- Darshini Shah, MD
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