News & Announcements
2015 Advocacy Day Registration Now Open
MAFP and MAOFP—which collectively represent more than 4,500 Family Physicians statewide—invite you to the 2015 Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day on February 24, 2015 in Downtown Lansing. This annual event provides a valuable opportunity for Family Physicians, Family Medicine residents, and medical students to visit with legislators and discuss legislative and policy issues.
Family Medicine for America's Health—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—has just announced selected locations for the Health is Primary 2015 City Tour, and Detroit has been selected for Fall 2015!
Oct. 19-22, a delegation of MAFP members traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual American Academy of Family Physicians’ Congress of Delegates. The Michigan Chapter was particularly active this year, offering four resolutions before the AAFP Congress.
MAFP President Dr. Tina L. Tanner (Montague) testified in front of the Michigan House Health Policy Committee Sept. 9, speaking out in opposition to Senate Bill 2 as written.
Dr. Pamela Rockwell (pictured at the podium) represented MAFP and Family Physicians when she spoke at a press conference Sept. 10. Alongside other physicians and nurses, Dr. Rockwell spoke after First Lady Susan Snyder introduced the topic.
Several opportunities exist for Family Physicians to have a voice on issues that impact our members across Michigan. Many of them are open to all members, and we welcome any and all nominations or suggestions for these prominent opportunities!
Academy Staff and Board members were pleased to welcome more than 100 Family Physicians from across the state to Lansing this past week, to take part in the 2015 Michigan Family Medicine Conference. Special guests included AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, MD, Michigan legislators from across the state, and guests from Indiana and Ohio.
Since its inception in 2009, the MAFP Annual Meeting (formerly the Annual Meeting of Members or 'AMOM') has served as the platform for Family Physicians in the state to reflect on successes from the past year and identify the challenges that lie ahead. At the Annual Meeting, members assemble to examine proposed changes to MAFP policy and governance, elect new leadership, and debate issues that impact members.
Academy Position on E-Cigarettes
The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians is concerned about the increased use of e-cigarettes, especially among youth. Read the official statement and see articles coming from media attention for the Academy position.
If you follow MAFP advocacy efforts you are likely aware of the advancing primary care loan repayment legislation MAFP has been championing for nearly two years. We are thrilled to share the bills, SB 648 and 649 passed the legislature in May and have been signed by the Governor!