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

MDHHS: Benefits of Having a Family Physician Recognized During Family Medicine Week

To highlight family physicians’ dedication to providing high quality, patient-centered primary care to Michiganders, Feb. 23-29 is being recognized as Family Medicine Week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

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Safe Sleep for Infants

The National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep at the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health has developed Modeling Safe Practices: A Checklist for Infant Sleep & Breastfeeding Images that you can use to ensure all of your resources have images that model breastfeeding-friendly, safe infant sleep practices.

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Healthcare Takeaways from President Trump’s State of the Union Address

In response to President Trump's healthcare remarks during his State of the Union address on Feb. 5, AAFP thanked him for acknowledging the high cost of prescription drugs and the importance of Americans having affordable, innovative, high-quality healthcare. AAFP's statement also pointed out that healthcare coverage doesn't help, however, if individuals can't afford medications and treatments, and affirmed its commitment to ensuring that all patients have to needed care and affordable coverage.

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Governor's 2021 State Budget Proposal Funds 48 MIDOCS Residency Positions

Gov. Whitmer's Fiscal Year 2021 state budget proposal, presented before a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Feb. 6, includes investments in addressing the opioid crisis, building a social determinants of health infrastructure, and developing a new Healthy Moms, Healthy babies program aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality, among other healthcare initiatives. It also proposes one-time, five-year funding for 48 residency positions MIDOCS.

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