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Michigan AFP Joins Grassroots Efforts to Expand Medicaid
03/04/2014

When Michigan senators expressed reluctance to approve an expansion of Medicaid in the state, medical associations statewide joined forces to advocate for change. The Michigan AFP was an active participant in efforts to effect a change, citing concerns for patients unable to afford health care.

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Physicians Raise the Profile of Family Medicine in Michigan
02/27/2014

On Tuesday, February 25, over 60 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students gathered in Downtown Lansing at Karoub Associates to advocate for policies to improve health care outcomes for Michigan’s citizens at the annual Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day.

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MAFP to Offer Five DOT Training Courses
02/08/2014

MAFP is offering five opportunities this spring for health care professionals to obtain the necessary training to sit for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners certification exam. Training courses will be offered in five locations throughout the state.

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MAFP Foundation Offering Resident and Student Scholarships to AAFP National Conference
02/08/2014

MAFP and the MAFP Foundation are seeking delegates and alternate delegates to represent Michigan during the 2014 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students on August 7-9 in Kansas City, Missouri. The MAFP Foundation will provide a $1,000 scholarship for the chosen delegates and alternate delegates.

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New Blog Post: State of the State and the Role of Health Care
01/17/2014

Last night Gov. Rick Snyder gave his fourth State of the State address, and while he only lightly addressed health care issues during his speech, it goes without saying that health care will continue to be at the forefront of policy debates, both nationally and here in Michigan.

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New Affordable Care Act Information Available
01/14/2014

It is imperative that Michigan Family Physicians understand the scope of the Affordable Care Act, particularly as it relates to delivery of care and access for patients in our state. Check out these new resources available to stay informed.

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MAFP and MAFP Foundation Seek Board Nominations
12/21/2013

The MAFP Nominating Committee is seeking member nominations for the MAFP Board of Directors and the MAFP Foundation Board of Trustees. Family Physicians, Family Medicine residents and medical students interested in serving in an advisory role are encouraged to apply. Are you ready to be the next leader in your Academy?

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New Blog Post: Loan Repayment is on the Table
12/10/2013

MAFP Director of Government Affairs Christin O'Brien shares the latest from the December 4, 2013, Senate Appropriations Committee hearing where testimony on loan repayment legislation was heard. Share your thoughts on your own loan repayment story...

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MAFP Members Speak Out on Importance of Loan Repayment
12/05/2013

Dr. Julie Phillips and Dr. Tina Tanner testified on Wednesday, December 4, in the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of bills to make improvements to the state loan repayment program for primary care providers who practice in medically underserved areas.

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MAFP Foundation Offers FMIG Funding Assistance - Apply Today!
11/06/2013

The MAFP Foundation is offering funding assistance to the Family Medicine Interest Groups throughout the state to help support the activities and efforts of FMIGs working to increase student interest in Family Medicine in Michigan. Apply today!

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