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2012-04-24 02:30:43

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation announced the launch of Cities for Life in Birmingham, Ala., a community-based diabetes management program anchored in family medicine. With nearly 26 million people living with diabetes in the U.S. and with one in three Alabamians born after 2000 developing diabetes during their lifetime, Cities for Life, supported by Sanofi US, will work with community groups to create an...

2011-11-16 06:00:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation released a new report that examines how behavioral economics can address the social and environmental nature of diabetes. The Behavioral Economics Roundtable on Diabetes Summary Report is an outcome of the AAFP Foundation's Behavioral Economics Roundtable on Diabetes, which took place June 2, 2011, and was supported by Sanofi US. More than 30 primary care professionals, diabetologists,...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is excited to announce the 2011 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Award winners. These awards recognize family medicine residency programs which have achieved increased immunization rates in their communities through creative solutions. Monetary grants and scholarships to attend the AAFP's National Conference were presented to 16 residents from the following programs: Baton Rouge General...

2009-10-22 10:00:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the AAFP Foundation announce that they have been awarded a $150,000 grant from MetLife Foundation, designed to counter the national epidemic of childhood obesity by empowering family physicians with new ways to promote physical activity, nutrition and emotional well-being. The partnership will produce educational materials for children, including books and publications. The materials...

2008-09-30 09:01:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians/Foundation (AAFP/F) today applauds the residency program winners of the 2008 AAFP/F Wyeth Immunization Awards. Eleven monetary awards, along with educational scholarships, were presented to winning family medicine residency programs for creating programs that identified and overcame immunization barriers in their communities preventing children from receiving important vaccines against childhood diseases. The...