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After over one year spent planning and preparing for the Health is Primary Detroit City Tour, it finally took place on October 21. In the morning, Family Medicine for America's Health hosted panel discussions among Michigan healthcare leaders to showcase innovative primary care solutions that are driving the transformation of healthcare delivery in Michigan. All the while, Tess Tobolic, a Michigan artist commissioned by the MAFP, unveiled and put the finishing touches on an 8-foot by 4-foot mural that beautifully captures the breadth and depth of Family Medicine in our state. Another highlight was a behind-the-scenes tour of CHASS Center, a local primary care success story that's increasing access to comprehensive care, improving health, and impacting social determinants of health in southwest Detroit.
This week, a delegation of MAFP members traveled to Denver, Colorado, to participate in the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Congress of Delegates—the policy-making body for the AAFP. The annual event spanning three days kicks off with a Town Hall meeting, and includes discussion on resolutions proposed by various states, as well as campaigns and elections of new AAFP officers and Board members and interactive discussions dedicated to uniting AAFP members and chapter staff.
With fall upon us and kids preparing to head back to school, now is the perfect opportunity to remind parents of the importance of getting their children immunized. That was the focus of a press conference held on August 20, 2015, by the Michigan State Medical Society, Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Pamela Rockwell of Ann Arbor represented the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians during the press conference.
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The largest campaign ever launched to create awareness and support for the value of Family Physicians in improving the health of Americans through Primary Care will make an important stop in Detroit on Wednesday, October 21, as part of the nationwide 2015 Health is Primary City Tour.
The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians Foundation offered several opportunities for health care professionals to obtain the necessary training and certificate to take the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners certification examination. If you missed the live training, you're in luck! MAFP has secured a special discount for online training.
Dr. Barbara Saul (Troy), MAFP member and recently retired Family Physician recently led a group of medical students from the Wayne State University School of Medicine on service trips to Ecuador and Guatemala.
Doctors Rose Ramirez (pictured on right), Myral Robbins (pictured on left), and Tina Tanner (center), all members of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, have distinguished themselves as physician leaders in patient rooms and board rooms across Michigan, and in 2015 each is able to include a new line on her long list of accomplishments: being the top doctor at one three statewide associations that collectively represent more than 26,000 physicians and the millions of patients they treat.
On Saturday, April 18, student leaders and faculty from seven medical schools across the state met at MAFP Headquarters to discuss the role Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) play in shaping the future of Family Medicine.
The MAFP and MAFP Foundation Nominating Committees are currently seeking candidates for 2015-2016 committees. Please note: current committee members must reapply if they wish to serve on a 2015-2016 committee.