News & Announcements
Jeanne Wigant, a fourth-year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and a member of the MAFP Foundation's Student & Resident Education Committee, is one of just 30 scholarship winners nationwide selected to participate in the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute. As a scholarship winner, Jeanne is participating in a year-long leadership development program.
In the midst of the ever-evolving Zika threat, the CDC, AAFP, and MDHHS continue to provide up-to-date news, clinical guidance, and tools to assist Family Physicians and other healthcare professionals in combating the virus
Practices interested in participating in CMS' Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative must submit an application to CMS by September 15, 2016, for an effective date of January 1, 2017.
Before July 22, 2016, Family Physicians were required to complete a Self-Assessment Module (SAM) that included both a 60-question knowledge assessment plus a clinical simulation. Now, the Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) is the minimum required self-assessment activity.
MAFP Supports Tobacco 21 Initiative
MAFP joined dozens of healthcare organizations in Michigan in signing a resolution in support of raising the minimum age of legal access to Tobacco products to 21 years.
On August 1, CMS announced Michigan as one of the 14 selected Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) regions and is accepting applications through September 15 from practices interested in participating in this 5-year multi payer model beginning in January 2017.
During the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students held July 28-30 in Kansas City, Missouri, residents and medical students from Michigan were among those who wrote, debated, and finalized a record number of resolutions on a wide range of issues related to public health, education, patient safety and more.
During the MAFP Annual Meeting, held July 12 in conjunction with the Annual Conference, MAFP members elected the 2016-2017 Board of Directors, and considered and approved eight resolutions, as well as MAFP Byalaws changes, to help strengthen the Academy and keep Family Medicine moving forward.
During a press conference held on July 22, David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP (East Lansing) joined the Michigan State Medical Society, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Immunization, and the Emily Stillman Foundation in issuing a call to action against Meningitis B.