News & Announcements
The annual AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (National Conference) provides tremendous leadership, educational and networking opportunities. This year's National Conference will take place July 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri. Scholarship and poster presentation applications deadlines have been announced.
The 2017 MAFP Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 12:40-2:30 p.m. at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. If you have resolutions you would like to submit for consideration, MAFP is now accepting submissions through June 9.
On January 23, Michigan Senator Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) met with Family Physician and MAFP Advocacy Committee member Harshini Jayasuriya, MD (“Dr. Hershey”) to learn how she is leading the charge to stem the tide of the prescription drug and opioid abuse epidemic in her small Michigan community of Eaton Rapids.
ProMedica recently announced plans to close its Family Medicine residency program at Toledo Hospital. Please take action TODAY to tell ProMedica to reverse its decision—sign an online petition and spread the message on Facebook and Twitter (be sure to include the hashtag #SaveToldeoFM).
The interm report issued on January 13 by the state's 298 Facilitation Workgroup includes policy recommendations for improving the coordination of physical and behavioral healthcare.
During Governor Rick Snyder's State of the State 2017 address on January 17, he highlighted the success of the state's Medicaid expansion program, Healthy Michigan, as a model for the nation and the need for its continued support.
Our Deepest Sympathy
It is with tremendous sadness and deepest sympathy that we inform you of the passing of Janice Jackson, wife of Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan (formerly MAFP Foundation) President Edward Jackson, MD, FAAFP (Hemlock).
On January 18, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that 2,893 primary care practices—including 447 in Michigan—have been selected to participate in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Round 1.
MAFP is proud to sponsor WKAR's live broadcast and webcast of Governor Rick Snyder's State of the State 2017 address. Tune in January 17 at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV (check local listings), 90.5 FM or via live stream at wkar.org.
This annual conference is designed specifically for medical students to explore the breadth and depth of Family Medicine.