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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

New Physicians are In Demand

According to a 2019 survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, primary care residents in their final year of training reported being inundated with recruiting offers. Two-thirds (66%) of survey respondents said they received 51 or more recruiting offers, while 45% received more than 100. Ninety-one percent of residents said they would prefer to be employed by a hospital, medical group, or other facility than to be in independent private practice.

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1 in 4 Rural Americans Struggle Accessing Healthcare

One in every four (26%) Americans living in a rural community said they have had problems accessing healthcare, according to a new poll conducted January 31-March 2 by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Life in Rural American Part II, released this month, reports that “when it comes to healthcare, even though most rural Americans have health insurance, about one-quarter say they lack adequate healthcare access, as they have not been able to get healthcare they needed at some point in the past few years. Hospital closures are also problematic for some rural Americans, as almost one in 10 say hospitals in their local community have closed down in the past few years.”

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WSU School of Medicine Graduate Receives Leadership Project Award

Tiffani Strickland, MD, a 2019 Wayne State University School of Medicine graduate, has been selected to receive one of 12 Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute (ELI) 2018 Leadership Project Awards from AAFP Foundation. She was invited to showcase her award-winning project, Mental Health First Aid Training for Medical Students and its Impact on Homeless Individuals’ Access to Mental Health Services, at AAFP’s National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, July 25-27.

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Michigan's Healthcare Ranks 24th in National Analysis

Compared to other U.S. states, Michigan’s healthcare ranks 24th, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report analysis of outcomes for citizens. Combined with more than 70 other factors, such as education, economy, and infrastructure, Michigan ranks as the 33rd best state in which to live. Healthcare was weighted most heavily (16%) in determining this ranking, based on a survey of what matters most to people. Access to care, healthcare quality, and the health of the public factored into the ranking.

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