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The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state’s largest specialty physician association. With more than 4,200 members, MAFP is dedicated to assisting Family Physicians and their practices as they work to ensure high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for patients of all ages.

News & Announcements

Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day Brings Record Number of Advocates to Lansing

On February 21, over 100 – the highest number in the event’s history – Family Physicians, Family Medicine residents and medical students convened in the state's Capital City for the 2017 Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day hosted by MAFP in partnership with the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Advocacy Day, which takes place in February each year, provides opportunities for advocates to talk with legislators and their staff about the value of the specialty and its role in improving health outcomes, providing access to quality care, and reducing healthcare costs.

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Outgoing State Budget Director Honored for Contributions to Improving Health in Michigan

Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians presented the 2017 Friend of Family Medicine Award to outgoing State Budget Director John Roberts during Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day on February 21.

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House Appropriations Subcommittee Begins FY18 Budget Hearings

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services held its first meeting of the 2017-2018 legislative session February 15. Included was a presentation on Governor Snyder's proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Inaugural Med School Challenge Collects Over a Half Ton of Toiletries

Central Michigan University College of Medicine collected the most toiletries for the first annual Truckloads of Toiletries challenge benefiting communities across the country. Students, faculty and staff from U.S. allopathic and osteopathic medical schools collected a total of 1,140 pounds of travel sized toiletries to benefit homeless shelters or similar community organizations.

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