News & Announcements

ACIP Publishes 2016-2017 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations; Resources Available for FPs
09/09/2016

On August 26, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices published its recommendations for influenza vaccination.

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Legislature, Congress Return from Summer Recess for Shortened Fall Sessions
09/09/2016

The state legislature and Congress re-convened in Lansing and Washington, DC, following the summer recess to tackle several priority issues before breaking again for the election season.

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From MAFP President: It is Worth Your Time to Consider CPC+
09/09/2016

A message from MAFP President Robert Jackson about the opportunity to apply for CPC+ participation. "CPC+ is like an express train—you can get off at anytime but the only time to get on is September 15."

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Michigan Receives CDC Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis; AAFP Calls for 'All-Hands-on-Deck' Effort
09/09/2016

The CDC recently awarded Michigan $2.25 million in funding over a three-year period to support state efforts to combat opioid misuse and abuse, the AAFP called for a "multipronged approach" and updated its opioid misuse and pain management position paper, and the NIH released a study on the importance of nondrug approaches for managing common pain.

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Family Medicine Interest Groups a Source of Information, Inspiration, Networking for Future FPs
08/25/2016

Joining a Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) during medical school is an excellent way to explore the specialty of Family Medicine, make connections with peers who may one day be Family Physician colleagues, and have fun. FMIGs also offer opportunities to practice a wide range of clinical skills and procedures important to the patient care that Family Physicians provide.

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Scholarship Opportunity to Attend Clinical Vaccinology Course
08/25/2016

MAFP is offering scholarship opportunities to eligible members interested in attending the NFID's Fall 2016 Clinical Vaccinology Course, November 4-6, in Philadelphia, PA.

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HHS Announces Additional Funding to Connect Flint Children to Coverage
08/19/2016

HHS announced on August 22 its intention to allocate $300,000 over three years to support outreach and enrollment assistance efforts in Flint to address the urgent health coverage needs of children exposed to lead in the water system.

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October 14 Behavioral Health Symposium Focuses on Integration of Care for Improved Outcomes
08/19/2016

Caring for the mind is just as important as caring for the body, and the two are fundamentally intertwined,yet many don't get the mental healthcare they in need. Family Physicians have a critical role in screening, managing and coordinating mental and behavioral healthcare for their patents, and integrated care has proven to be effective for improved outcomes.

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Vaccination Waiver Rates in Michigan Down 35%
08/19/2016

As families prepare for the upcoming school year, Michigan Family Physicians join their healthcare partners across the state in educating parents about the benefits of vaccination and reminding them to ensure their children's vaccines are up-to-date before the first day of class.

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New Exclusive Member Benefit: Expert Merchant Processing
08/18/2016

MAFP now offers an expert merchant processing program that will provide members with greater savings—and peace of mind—on their credit and debit card transactions.

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