Family Medicine Week in Michigan | March 20-26, 2022

Family Medicine Week in Michigan (#MiFMW) kicks off Sunday, March 20, in recognition of family physicians' dedication to the health and well-being of Michiganders and their crucial role in ensuring the optimal health of families across the state, as proclaimed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Family Medicine Week encompasses Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day, March 23.


Spread the Word

Please help spread the word about Michigan Family Medicine Week, leading up to and during March 20-26—here are a few ideas:

  • Like MAFP's Facebook page, and like and share our posts leading up to and during #MiFMW
  • Follow @MIFamilyDocs on Twitter, and like and retweet our tweets leading up to and during #MiFMW
  • Follow MiFamilyDocs on Instagram and like our posts
  • Download, print and distribute this handout in your patient waiting area that explains how having a family physician is good for health .

Family Medicine Week Webinars

How to Advocate for Family Medicine Before the Michigan Legislature
Wednesday, March 16
12-12:30 pm ET
Facebook Livestream  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING

Media Roundtable Shines the Light on Family Medicine
Monday, March 21
12-12:30 pm ET
Facebook Livestream  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING

State Legislation Impacting the Practice of Family Medicine
Tuesday, March 22
12-12:30 pm ET
Facebook Livestream  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING

Beyond Practice—Family Physician Leadership
Thursday, March 24
12-12:30 pm ET
Facebook Livestream  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING

Advanced Training and Enhanced Care—Fellowships in Family Medicine
Friday, March 25
12-12:30 pm ET
Facebook Livestream  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING


Family Medicine Week in the News

Benefits of Having a Family Physician Recognized During Family Medicine Week (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services)

Michigan Facing Shortage of Primary Care Physicians, to Get Worse by 2030 (Detroit Free Press)

Michigan Sees Need for Family Doctors Amid Statewide Shortage (WLUC TV6 - Upper Michigan)

Michigan Primary Care Doctors Push for More State Investment to Address Worsening Shortage (MLive)

The 'Care Crisis': Shortage of Family Doctors in Michigan (WLNS-6 Lansing)

Primary Care Physicians Ask State to Do Something About Doctor Shortage (Up North Live)

Rising Concern Over a Family Doctor Shortage in Michigan (WWJ.950 Newsradio)

A Week to Recognize Those Who Practice Family Medicine (The Daily News - Iron Mountain)

Is There a Shortage of Primary Care Physicians in Michigan? (WILS Radio - David Akerly Show)

Physicians Ask State for More Investments as Physician Shortage Grows (9&10 News)

Physician Shortage in Michigan (WJR Radio-The Guy Gordon Show)

MAFP Warns of Primary Care Physician Shortage (WNEM-TV - Flint/Saginw)

News Brief About Physician Shortage (WWJ Radio)

Michigan Primary Care Physicians Ask for Help (NBC 25 Flint/Saginaw)


Family Medicine Week on Social Media

For more social media posts, search #MiFMW on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn