Family Medicine

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

AAFP Launches New Rural Healthcare Initiative

To address America’s rural healthcare crisis, which is a product of inadequate funding, economic downtown, and lack of an appropriate healthcare workforce, AAFP has launched a new multi-pronged initiative, Rural Health Matters. Family Physicians who practice in rural communities are encouraged to increase awareness of rural healthcare by sharing their stories on social media and including #RuralHealthMatters in their posts.

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MI CARES: Answering the Call for More Addiction Specialists

With less than 200 addiction medicine specialists in Michigan and only one in the entire Upper Peninsula, there are simply not enough highly-trained and qualified physicians in the state to tackle Michigan's opioid use, abuse, and overdose death rates. Strides are being made through the new Michigan Collaborative Addiction Resources and Education System (MI CARES), funded by a two-year, $1.5 million grant from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Asthma Guidelines & Yardsticks

Staying updated on the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma can be challenging. Two organizations—Global Initiative on Asthma and American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology—have new materials that can help.

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TAKE ACTION: Survival of Teaching Health Centers at Risk

Teaching health centers have proven to be successful in recruiting medical students into primary care and training them in comprehensive patient care at less cost. Their continued success now depends on Congressional action. Unless Congress reauthorizes the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program, federal support ends on October 1. Please contact your U.S. Senators and Representative to urge them to support the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2019.

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