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
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, local health departments, and Academy continue to monitor an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has spread to other locations globally.
Beginning Friday, May 29, healthcare professionals in Michigan may resume providing nonessential healthcare services as outlined in Executive Order 2020-96. MAFP joined our partners at the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Michigan Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Michigan Psychiatric Society in urging Michiganders to not delay seeking necessary care.
Members whose practices are in the flood zone and have experienced uninsured losses due to this natural disaster are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $2,000 from AAFP Foundation.
Childhood immunizations have fallen sharply so far this year amid the new coronavirus outbreak, state data shows. "If this declining curve is not 'flattened' soon, children will be at risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, notably Pertussis and Measles as social distancing requirements are soon to be relaxed," said Pamela Rockwell, DO, FAAFP (Ann Arbor)in a May 14 Gongwer News Service article. "Though this falloff in immunization rates is concerning, I believe it can be rectified in the next several months with a concerted effort by family physicians and pediatricians to prioritize childhood immunization administrations."
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