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Public Health Award

Details: The AAFP's Public Health Award recognizes the important contributions that family physicians make to advancing the health of the public at the national, state, or local levels.

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Poverty and Health

Details: Introduction. Poverty is a complex and insidious determinant of health caused by systemic factors that can persist for generations in a family. Beginning before birth and continuing throughout an

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Global Health Organizations Founded/Operated by AAFP Members

Details: AMOS Health and Hope. Founder: Laura Chanchien Parajon, MD, MPH. AMOS Health and Hope is a non-profit Christian organization that seeks to improve the health of …

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AAFP Accepting Nominations for 2021 Public Health Award

Details: During National Public Health Week, and in recognition of the significant contributions family physicians have made to public health during the …

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Health Confidence: A Simple, Essential Measure for Patient

Details: Health confidence is an effective proxy for engagement, and practices can easily measure it using a single question: “How confident are you that you can control and manage most of your health

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Health Maintenance in Women

Details: The health maintenance examination is an opportunity to focus on disease prevention and health promotion. The patient history should include screening for …

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Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: Recommendations

Details: Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: Recommendations from the USPSTF (as of August 16, 2019) To be used in conjunction with USPSTF recommendation statements for additional details (see tables

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Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) in Primary Care

Details: Am J Public Health. 2017;107(8):1296–1303. 54. Trinh SA, Echenique IA, Penugonda S, et al. Safety and efficacy of chronic suppressive azole therapy for endemic fungal infections in solid organ

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Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Details: Adolescent and Young Adult Health. Adolescents and young adults require a special approach as they begin making their own health decisions, but still have parents involved in their care.

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Advocacy for Health Equity

Details: The Academy is committed to developing strategies that promote health equity through identifying and incorporating social determinants of health in all health care delivery systems — with the

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The Mental Status Examination

Details: The mental status examination is a useful tool to assist physicians in differentiating between a variety of systemic conditions, as well as neurologic and psychiatric disorders ranging from

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Care of Asian American

Details: The World Health Organization considers a BMI of 27.5 kg per m 2 as a potential action point for Asians12 Diabetes counseling should reflect awareness of …

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Geriatric Screening and Preventive Care

Details: Preventive health care decisions and recommendations become more complex as the population ages. The leading causes of death (i.e., heart …

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Health Care is a Right

Details: Health Care is a Right. The American Academy of Family Physicians recognizes health as a basic human right for every person regardless of social, economic or political status, race, religion

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care

Details: health and health care disparities .”7 For the purposes of this implementation guide, the term refers to differences in health status between different population groups that are avoidable,

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Sports Medicine, Health and Fitness

Details: Health and fitness are dependent on a certain degree of physical activity and regular exercise across the lifespan. Because of their broad knowledge base and focus on comprehensive medical

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AAFP Advocacy: Public Health

Details: Health Equity. The Academy believes that all people should attain the highest level of health. This includes the capacity to heal and to function within the contexts of family, community, and

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Health Coaching for Patients

Details: health care outside the clinic walls and into their real lives. Coaches train patients in seven domains of self-management support: providing information, teach-

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Integration of Primary Care and Public Health (Position Paper)

Details: Am J Public Health. 2012;102(Suppl 3):S312-S316. National Commission on Community Health Services. Health is a Community Affair. Report of the National Commission on Community Health …

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Encouraging Health Behavior Change: Eight Evidence-Based

Details: Effectively encouraging patients to change their health behavior is a critical skill for primary care physicians. Modifiable health behaviors contribute to an estimated 40 percent of deaths in the

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AAFP Advocacy: Health IT

Details: AAFP Advocacy Focus: Health Information Technology (HIT) HIT and Health Care Reform. The AAFP supports efforts to make information technologies — a critical element in improving U.S. health care

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AAFP CME on Women's Health

Details: By Topic: Health Care Coverage. Affordable Care Act (ACA) Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Medicaid Coverage; Medicare Coverage; By Topic: Health Care Delivery. Accountable Care

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Primary Care for Refugees

Details: Primary care physicians have the opportunity to care for members of this unique population once they resettle. Refugees present to primary care physicians with a variety of health …

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Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

Details: The Health Equity Curricular Toolkit was championed by the Health Equity Team of Family Medicine for America’s Health and inspired by the Starfield II Health Equity Summit. This toolkit provides

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Global Health: FPs Care for Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Details: The Academy's Center for Global Health Initiatives is a first point of contact for family physicians with inquiries about global health. The AAFP's annual Global Health Summit is …

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Health Maintenance in Women

Details: The health maintenance examination is an opportunity to focus on disease prevention and health promotion. The patient history should include screening for …

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AAFP Policies on Health Equity Issues

Details: AAFP Policies on Health Equity Issues. The AAFP is dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health, promoting diversity and inclusion, and striving for health equity.The following AAFP

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Environmental Concerns in Public Health

Details: AAFP Advocacy Focus: Environmental Concerns in Public Health Overview. The American Academy of Family Physicians understands the environment as a key social determinant of health …

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Health Care Cooperatives

Details: competitive health plans in the individual and small group markets. The CO-OP Advisory Board— a 15-member panel representing physicians, insurers, insurance regulators, and …

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Fellowships, Courses and Electives in Global Health

Details: Family Medicine-Specific Global Health Fellowships Brown Family Medicine Faculty Development for Global Health Fellowship. This unique, two-year fellowship program is a joint project of the

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Guidebook to Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

Details: role of health profession al schools, primary care, and family medicine in achieving health equity. This toolkit was inspired by the presentations and discussions at the Summit and is intended to

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Disaster-Related Physical and Mental Health: A Role for

Details: health issues include routine items such as medication refills, wound checks, and splinting.19 It is common for disaster victims to require assistance

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Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit

Details: Health literacy represents the ability to understand and use health-related information and includes a person’s ability to read, write, and understand verbal communications related to health.

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Women’s Health

Details: AAFP Advocacy Focus: Women’s Health Overview. Family physicians provide comprehensive, continuing care to women throughout their lives, including pre- and postnatal care and preventive and

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Researchers Test EHR Tools That Document Social Determinants

Details: Corresponding author Rachel Gold, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research in Portland, …

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Three tools for screening for social determinants of health

Details: Several screening instruments can aid physicians in identifying social determinants of health in a primary care setting: 1. The National Association of Community Health Centers’ Protocol for

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AAFP Promotes Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

Details: Natabhona Mabachi, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor in the research division of the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center in …

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Environmental Health and Climate Change

Details: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has long recognized the environment’s impact on health. Environmental factors have short- and long-term impacts on health and well-being.

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COVID-19 Impact on Behavioral Health Care AAFP Free CME

Details: Learn how to provide behavioral health support your patients, yourself and your care teams need as a result of the impact of COVID-19. This free AAFP CME focuses on depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

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Details: Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Address correspondence to Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil, MD, at [email protected] Reprints are not available from the author.

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Global Health Mentoring Program

Details: The Center of Global Health Initiatives’ (CGHI) Global Health Mentorship Program connects medical students and residents with experienced physicians who share their passion for global family

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Pride Month: Academy Updates LGBTQ Health Toolkit

Details: Michael Monroe, clinical and health policy strategist in the Academy’s Division of Research, Science, and Health of the Public, explained how …

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Four reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among health

Details: The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified vaccine hesitancy as a leading global health threat. 1 Rejection of the COVID-19 vaccine lessens the probability of …

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Nutrition in Toddlers

Details: The establishment of eating practices that contribute to lifelong nutritional habits and overall health begins in toddlerhood. During this time, children acquire the motor skills needed to feed

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Negotiating a Contract With a Health Plan

Details: the health plan, the better equipped you’ll be to decide if it’s compatible with your practice. Contract negotia-tions are structured to favor the health plan over the physician.

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