News & Announcements
One segment of Foundation work falls to the Student/Resident Education Committee. The committee is made up of Family Physicians, residents and students who meet quarterly to propose and discuss strategies to benefit students and residents who are interested in Family Medicine.
This week, House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Community Health completed work on their respective budget proposals for Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 and 2017. Both budgets had notable differences from the Governor’s budget proposal released in February.
MAFP President Dr. Tina L. Tanner (Hesperia) and MAFP member Dr. Mary Marshall (Grand Blanc) testified in front of the Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee March 10, speaking out in opposition to Senate Bill 68, as written.
On February 26, representatives of the MAFP Foundation were pleased to join the MSU College of Human Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program, and Sparrow Medical Group (SMG) in presenting the I <3 Primary Care (I Love Primary Care) event at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan.
The MAFP Foundation is seeking delegates and alternate delegates to represent Michigan during the 2015 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students on July 30-August 1 in Kansas City, Missouri. The MAFP Foundation will provide a $1,000 scholarship for the chosen delegates and alternate delegates.
MidWinter Family Medicine Update Recap
Thank you to all attendees, speakers and exhibitors who helped make the 2015 MidWinter Family Medicine Update a success.
This week, February 22-28, has officially been declared Family Medicine Week by the House of Representatives–with 32 cosponsors, House Resolution 18 was adopted, and reads, "We support a robust, primary-care based health care system and recognize the key role Family Physicians play in making Michigan healthy." Read the full resolution here.
To kick the week off, nearly 100 Family Physicians, residents and students...
This week, Governor Snyder released budget recommendations for Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 and 2017. While some of the recommendations raised concerns within the health care community—most notably, an 8.9 percent cut to Graduate Medical Education funding for the current year—there were bright spots for primary care providers.
MAFP President-elect Visits White House
We the People, an initiative launched as a way for Americans to petition their government about issues that matter to them, hosted the ‘WTPMeetUp’ at the White House October 23, 2014, to celebrate the third anniversary of the movement. Dr. Kim Yu (Frankenmuth), Family Physician and MAFP president-elect, was selected as one of 14 affiliates to attend the event. While there, she was able to speak about the importance of the Health is Primary campaign and advocated for Family Medicine.