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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

PRIME Registry: Building the Future of Primary Care

American Board of Family Medicine's PRIME Registry is unleashing the potential of patient and community data to build better primary care, helping shift the focus beyond individual disease diagnoses to measuring what really matters to patients and clinicians. Join PRIME Registry, and help shape the future of primary care—the first three years are free to ABFM Diplomates.

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Michigan Represented in National Conference Poster Competition

Five posters submitted by students and residents from Michigan have been selected for display and/or oral presentation at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, July 25-27, in Kansas City, MO. The purpose of the poster competition is to stimulate research by medical students and family medicine residents, to provide a venue to share innovative and effective educational programs, and to showcase unique community projects.

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MAFP Submits Testimony on e-Prescribing Legislation

MAFP submitted written testimony in opposition to legislation introduced in the House and Senate that, if passed, would require all prescriptions to be transmitted electronically to the pharmacy. While the legislation allows for exceptions to the e-prescribing mandate, and for prescribers to obtain a waiver, MAFP has concerns about the proposed implementation date, fines that violators would be required to pay, and lack of definitions for exemption categories.

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MAFP Signs Letter in Support of Federal Vaccine Legislation

MAFP joined more than 230 national and state organizations, including AAFP, in signing a letter sent on June 7 to the sponsors of the Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act of 2019. Sparked by the current measles outbreak—the worst in more than two decades—HR 2862 aims to combat vaccine hesitancy and misinformation and ensure continued public awareness of the importance of vaccinations.

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