PAFP: Why we need teaching health centers July 16, 2019
Teaching health centers are a community-based residency training program that analysts say is an invaluable tool for increasing primary care physicians and addressing the maldistribution of doctors. At The Morning Call, PAFP President Mary Stock Keister, MD explains why legislation is needed to support these health centers. Click here to read the full column.
Support the PAFP Foundation with a donation today July 12, 2019
The PAFP Foundation funds programs to educate and attract medical students to family medicine and administers continuing medical education (CME) programs to increase the knowledge and skills of family physicians and other primary care providers. You can keep the family medicine pipeline strong by making a donation today! Click here to get started.
U.S. life expectancy on the decline July 11, 2019
The average life expectancy in the U.S. has been declining for three years, reports CNBC. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics, a baby born in 2017 is expected to live to be 78.6 years old, down from 78.7 in the previous year. Other developed countries have seen a sharp slowdown in life expectancy as well.
Explore the expo hall at AAFP FMX July 10, 2019
The 2019 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) will be held in Philadelphia, September 24-28. Don’t miss one of the most expansive expo halls in the industry - it offers something for every attendee. Access the latest technologies and patient care, discuss ideas, innovations, and tools with exhibitors and experts, and much more. Register for AAFP FMX today!
Tell your representative to oppose SB 25 Call To Action!
Senate Bill 25 seeks to remove the collaborative agreement requirements for CRNPs, contending the agreements are no longer necessary and restricting service to rural areas. The PAFP opposes this legislation in the name of patient safety. Tell your representative to oppose SB 25, and click here to learn more about SB 25 in a video from PAFP President Mary Stock Keister, MD.