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2012-09-19 06:27:55

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Angela Golden, President of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), today issued the following statement concerning the report, "Primary Care for the 21(st) Century: Ensuring a Quality, Physician-led Team for Every Patient," released by the American Academy of Family Physicians: "The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners strongly supports patient-centered and team-based care models. However, AANP believes that AAFP's...

2012-09-11 06:26:50

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status has become a priority for primary care practices to accomplish improved patient outcomes while reducing costs. However, attaining PCMH designation is especially challenging for smaller practices. EmblemHealth, a New York-based health insurance company, and researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) have found that smaller primary care practices - with 10 or less physicians - can make a...

2012-09-11 02:28:43

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Amerigroup Foundation announced its support of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians' (GAFP) second generation of its Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) University, granting $50,000 to assist in successfully implementing the project. Highlighting the importance of relationships between Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) and patients, the Amerigroup Foundation hopes to ensure Georgians receive guidance on the most efficient ways to use...

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...

2012-04-24 02:28:47

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicine and public health groups including the AAP, AAFP, ACPM, AMA, AMSA, APHA and CPATH are continuing to urge the US Trade Representative and the FDA to maintain the ban on clove cigarettes, despite the adverse ruling by a World Trade Organization dispute panel in the U.S. -- Clove Cigarettes case, DS 406. The dispute panel's decision is scheduled to be presented to the World Trade Organization for final approval on April 24, 2012....

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,...

2011-11-10 12:59:35

Authors of article in American Journal of Preventive Medicine say the Florida statute interferes with the physician-patient relationship A Florida law restricting physicians from counseling patients and parents about firearms safety endangers open communication between doctors and patients on a critical prevention and public health problem, experts warn in a "Current Issues" article published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The measure, signed into law by...

2011-10-27 12:00:00

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What began as a concern raised by the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP), has escalated to a state-wide problem receiving national attention. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has concurred with New Jersey's designation as a "Distressed Practice Environment" and has expressed a willingness to research and support strategies for addressing this plight. By definition, a "Distressed Practice Environment" is one in...

2011-07-14 13:20:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Praxis: The Template-Free EMR received first place rankings in the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) 2011 EHR User Satisfaction Survey. As in past AAFP surveys, Praxis EMR ranked towards the top in all categories, with number one rankings in the areas of Health Maintenance and Training and Support. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/LA35468) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/LA42243LOGO)...

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...


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American Family Physician
2012-05-03 12:17:03

American Family Physician is a peer-reviewed medical journal published biweekly by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). This journal is the successor to the journal GP (General Practitioner), which was first published in 1950 by the American Academy of General Practice, which was the predecessor organization to the AAFP. American Family Physician provides continuing medical education for family physicians and other primary care clinicians. It publishes original articles...

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