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