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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

Michigan’s 2018 Election

Over 4.3 million Michigan residents cast their ballots in the mid-term election on November 6. While Democrats picked up seats across the state, with former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer leading the charge by prevailing in her bid to become the next Governor, both the Michigan House and Senate will remain under Republican control for the upcoming legislative session. 

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DEA Waiver Physician Survey: Barriers to Accessing SUD Counseling

Family Physicians who have received a waiver from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) are asked to take a brief survey that will help Michigan Department of Health and Human Services assess access to evidence-based treatment and therapeutic substance use disorder (SUD) counseling for people receiving MAT. The deadline to complete the survey is November 16.

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New Emergency Rules Require Reporting Opioid Overdoses and Deaths

To gain a better understanding of how the opioid epidemic is impacting Michigan residents, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed emergency rules into effect on October 26 that require health professionals and facilities to report overdoses, including deaths, to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Flint FP Weighs in on USPSTF Draft Recommendation on Screening for Lead Exposure

On October 30, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a draft recommendation statement that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for elevated blood lead levels in children and pregnant women who are asymptomatic. AAFP News talked with Michigan Family Physician Paul Lazar, MD, who experienced the Flint water crisis first-hand, to get his perspective on the draft recommendation. 

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2019 MI Family Medicine Advocacy Day
February 26, 2019
Lansing, MI
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