PAFP: Reconsider suspending child immunization requirements July 31, 2020
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is asking Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine to reconsider suspending requirements for children’s immunizations. The PAFP is concerned suspending children’s immunizations will discourage parents from bringing their children in for their
vaccinations and well visits before the start of the school year.
Speak out to expand Pa.'s primary care physician workforce July 23, 2020
Call or email your state representative today and ask them to cosponsor and support House Resolution 625, which will help expand Pennsylvania’s primary care physician workforce. H.R. 625 would direct a study on the efforts of medical schools to promote primary care and accurately report the number of students who ultimately enter primary care. Click here to speak out!
PAFP: Back-to-school guidelines should be flexible, evidence-based July 21, 2020
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians says guidelines for students to return to school in the fall should be evidence-based and flexible as Pennsylvania continues to combat COVID-19. “Family physicians understand the importance and benefits of in-person education, yet we also understand the risks involved during this pandemic,” said PAFP President Tracey Conti, MD.
Hazard pay grants now available for front-line workers July 16, 2020
Gov. Tom Wolf has announced $50 million in grant money is now available to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses, health care nonprofits, public transportation agencies, and certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) are eligible to apply. Please click here for full details.
A message about COVID-19 from the PAFP president
Like you, we at the PAFP have been closely monitoring the data, information and guidance regarding COVID-19. Despite the anticipated continued spread of this virus, I am confident in our desire and willingness as clinicians to provide our patients with competent and compassionate care and to direct them to reliable and appropriate health resource information. Read more.