News & Announcements

Advocacy Action Alert: Urge Your State Representative to Vote NO on HB 4425, 4426
04/14/2017

A pair of state lawmakers have introduced misguided legislation that would undo the progress Michigan has made in protecting its youngest residents from vaccine-preventable diseases. House Bills 4425 and 4426 would roll back the state's childhood immunization opt-out policies that have been proven to be working and making the children of our state healthier.

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Get Involved in National Healthcare Decisions Day—April 16
04/13/2017

MAFP, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). Organizers are asking organizations and individuals throughout the country to help raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning on this special day and throughout the year.

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MAFP Board Member Shares Adult Immunization Expertise at State Collaborative Event
04/07/2017

On April 1, MAFP Board Member Pamela Rockwell, DO presented on “What We Need to Accomplish: ACIP/MDHHS Adult Immunization Guidelines” before a diverse audience of health professionals at the Adult Immunization Collaborative: Strategies for Enhancing Rates, Practice Efficiencies & Profits event in Lansing.

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Providence Family Medicine Residency Program Director Steps into AFMRD Presidential Seat
03/31/2017

Karen Mitchell, MD, FAAFP, program director of Providence Family Medicine Residency and a Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan Trustee, recently began her term of service as president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.

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MAFP President Jackson's Practice Launches Innovative Diabetes Prevention Program
03/31/2017

Recognizing the need to more effectively educate patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes, MAFP President Robert Jackson, MD, MMM (Allen Park) of Western Wayne Physicians has launched a highly successful diabetes prevention program with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Medical Association.

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PA Prescribing Authority Changes Now in Effect
03/31/2017

Under Public Act 379, effective March 22, 2017, a Physician Assistant practice is subject to the terms of a Practice Agreement that meets the requirements of the Michigan Public Health Code.

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New Maternal Death Reporting Law Takes Effect April 6
03/31/2017

New state law goes into effect on April 6, 2017, that mandates reporting of maternal deaths through the Michigan Maternal Mortality Surveillance project.

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New MAPS Platform Vendor Briefs Health Policy Committees on April 4 Launch
03/31/2017

Michigan Senate and House Health Policy Committee members were briefed on the roll out of the new Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) software scheduled for Tuesday, April 4.

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Attention! MAPS is Moving to New Platform on April 4—What Family Physicians Need to Know
03/31/2017

As of April 4, 2017, all Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) current and future users must be registered in the new MAPS AWARxE system. Read more for useful tips to ensure you have the information necessary to enroll.

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MAFP Presents on Value of Family Medicine Before House Health Policy Committee
03/24/2017

On March 22, MAFP Advocacy Committee Chair Tina Tanner, MD (Montague) gave a presentation before the Michigan House Health Policy Committee, introducing the new Committee members to the Academy the policy issues is is prioritizing.

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