Atlantic Health Partners offers additional savings Dec. 11, 2019
Atlantic Health Partners is a strong resource for PAFP members, offering the most favorable vaccine prices, terms, and purchasing support. Atlantic has expanded its program with the addition of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) vaccines, including options for practices interested in the GSK portfolio or for those just interested in using
Bexsero (Meningitis B vaccine). Click here for details.
Public health alert issued over mass overdose Dec. 10, 2019
Berks County authorities have issued a public health alert after a mass overdose event this weekend. According to PennLive, 12 overdoses - three of them fatal - were reported in Reading, West Reading, Exeter Township and Rockland Township between Friday and Sunday. Cocaine powder laced with an opioid, likely fentanyl, is believed to have contributed.
PAFP seeking awards nominations for 2020 Dec. 9, 2019
It's awards season at the PAFP, and we're looking for nominations for our annual Family Physician of the Year and Public Health Award! The nominees will be entirely chosen by you, so don't forget to nominate yourself or a colleague for these awards. Click here to nominate someone for Family Physician of the Year and here to nominate a physician for Public Health Award.
Pennsylvania ranks 28th in national health survey Dec. 6, 2019
Pennsylvania ranks 28th in a report that measures all 50 states on behaviors, the community and environment, clinical care and health outcomes. According to the York Daily Record, the United Health Foundation's latest America's Health Rankings report found Pennsylvania struggles with obesity and air pollution, and ranks 47th in drug-related deaths.
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.