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Global health involvement allows you to focus on vulnerable populations worldwide, use the resources, knowledge, and experience of diverse societies to address health challenges, and combine

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Poverty and Health

(9 days ago) Introduction. Poverty is a complex and insidious determinant of health caused by systemic factors that can persist for generations in a family. Beginning before birth and continuing throughout an

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Public Health Award

(5 days ago) The AAFP's Public Health Award recognizes the important contributions that family physicians make to advancing the health of the public at the national, state, or local levels.

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Adolescent and Young Adult Health

(9 days ago) Adolescent and Young Adult Health. Adolescents and young adults require a special approach as they begin making their own health decisions, but still have parents involved in their care.

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Health Confidence: A Simple, Essential Measure for Patient

(2 days ago) Health confidence is an effective proxy for engagement, and practices can easily measure it using a single question: “How confident are you that you can control and manage most of your health

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AAFP Accepting Nominations for 2021 Public Health Award

(8 days ago) During National Public Health Week, and in recognition of the significant contributions family physicians have made to public health during the …

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Health Maintenance in Women

(3 days ago) The health maintenance examination is an opportunity to focus on disease prevention and health promotion. The patient history should include screening for …

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Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming

(5 days ago) The ultimate goal is a health care system and workforce that delivers the highest quality of care to patients of all races, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and languages.2

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September 3, 2020 Mike Pence, Vice President Office of the

(4 days ago) We ask the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reverse the revision. By CDC’s own estimation, about 40 percent of infections are asymptomatic, 2 meaning people

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National Conference 2021 Posters

(6 days ago) Evaluating Health Knowledge, Literacy, and Activity Levels of Elementary Students Through the Nutrition and Health Awareness Program Amelia Krouse, Alexis Fehervari, Katelyn Kennedy, and Spandana

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Advocacy for Health Equity

(3 days ago) The Academy is committed to developing strategies that promote health equity through identifying and incorporating social determinants of health in all health care delivery systems — with the

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Global Health Organizations Founded/Operated by AAFP Members

(3 days ago) AMOS Health and Hope. Founder: Laura Chanchien Parajon, MD, MPH. AMOS Health and Hope is a non-profit Christian organization that seeks to improve the health of …

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Geriatric Screening and Preventive Care

(4 days ago) Preventive health care decisions and recommendations become more complex as the population ages. The leading causes of death (i.e., heart …

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The Mental Status Examination

(4 days ago) The mental status examination is a useful tool to assist physicians in differentiating between a variety of systemic conditions, as well as neurologic and psychiatric disorders ranging from

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Caring for Latino Patients

(3 days ago) Other health problems include stress, neurocysticercosis, and tuberculosis. It is important to explore the use of alternative therapies and belief in traditional folk illnesses, recognizing that

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Men's Health

(3 days ago) Men's Health Clinical Recommendations & Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment & prevention of disease.

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Health Care is a Right

(2 days ago) Health Care is a Right. The American Academy of Family Physicians recognizes health as a basic human right for every person regardless of social, economic or political status, race, religion

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AAFP Advocacy: Public Health

(5 days ago) Health Equity. The Academy believes that all people should attain the highest level of health. This includes the capacity to heal and to function within the contexts of family, community, and

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care

(3 days ago) health and health care disparities .”7 For the purposes of this implementation guide, the term refers to differences in health status between different population groups that are avoidable,

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Health Equity

(8 days ago) The WHO definition of health is modified by the AAFP to read as follows, "Health is a state of physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

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Sports Medicine, Health and Fitness

(3 days ago) Health and fitness are dependent on a certain degree of physical activity and regular exercise across the lifespan. Because of their broad knowledge base and focus on comprehensive medical

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Primary Care for Refugees

(4 days ago) Primary care physicians have the opportunity to care for members of this unique population once they resettle. Refugees present to primary care physicians with a variety of health

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Encouraging Health Behavior Change: Eight Evidence-Based

(3 days ago) Effectively encouraging patients to change their health behavior is a critical skill for primary care physicians. Modifiable health behaviors contribute to an estimated 40 percent of deaths in the

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Health Education in Schools

(9 days ago) The AAFP supports the inclusion of health education in the curriculum of grades K through 12 and continued health education in the community through adult education programs.

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Care of Asian American

(4 days ago) The World Health Organization considers a BMI of 27.5 kg per m 2 as a potential action point for Asians12 Diabetes counseling should reflect awareness of …

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CDC Recommends Masks in Schools, COVID-19 Hot Spots

(Just Now) CDC Recommends Masks in Schools, COVID-19 Hot Spots. Delta Variant, Fewer Vaccinations Cause Changes in Guidance. July 29, 2021, 2:09 p.m. News Staff — In response to increased circulation of

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Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

(6 days ago) The Health Equity Curricular Toolkit was championed by the Health Equity Team of Family Medicine for America’s Health and inspired by the Starfield II Health Equity Summit. This toolkit provides

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AAFP CME on Women's Health

(9 days ago) By Topic: Health Care Coverage. Affordable Care Act (ACA) Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Medicaid Coverage; Medicare Coverage; By Topic: Health Care Delivery. Accountable Care

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The Importance of Obtaining a Sexual History

(3 days ago) The article on female sexual dysfunction in this issue of American Family Physician 1 reemphasizes the need to inquire about this important aspect of our patients' health, because sexual

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Environmental Concerns in Public Health

(9 days ago) AAFP Advocacy Focus: Environmental Concerns in Public Health Overview. The American Academy of Family Physicians understands the environment as a key social determinant of health

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AAFP Policies on Health Equity Issues

(6 days ago) AAFP Policies on Health Equity Issues. The AAFP is dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health, promoting diversity and inclusion, and striving for health equity.The following AAFP

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Health Care Management of Adults with Down Syndrome

(5 days ago) Usual Health Maintenance Needs Adults with Down syndrome have the same basic health care needs as typically developed people, including health screening and pre-vention. Immunization schedules are the

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Environmental Health and Climate Change

(5 days ago) The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has long recognized the environment’s impact on health. Environmental factors have short- and long-term impacts on health and well-being.

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Fellowships, Courses and Electives in Global Health

(1 days ago) Family Medicine-Specific Global Health Fellowships Brown Family Medicine Faculty Development for Global Health Fellowship. This unique, two-year fellowship program is a joint project of the

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Getting Paid for Screening and Assessment Services -- FPM

(3 days ago) For instance, one plan in Tennessee has paid between $150 and $250 for code 96160 when a specific HRA is completed in conjunction with the IPPE or AWV. ICD-10 codes for routine health examinations

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Health Maintenance in Women

(3 days ago) The health maintenance examination is an opportunity to focus on disease prevention and health promotion. The patient history should include screening for …

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Negotiating a Contract With a Health Plan

(3 days ago) the health plan, the better equipped you’ll be to decide if it’s compatible with your practice. Contract negotia-tions are structured to favor the health plan over the physician.

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Guidebook to Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

(5 days ago) role of health profession al schools, primary care, and family medicine in achieving health equity. This toolkit was inspired by the presentations and discussions at the Summit and is intended to

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Disaster-Related Physical and Mental Health: A Role for

(4 days ago) health issues include routine items such as medication refills, wound checks, and splinting.19 It is common for disaster victims to require assistance

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Three tools for screening for social determinants of health

(1 days ago) Several screening instruments can aid physicians in identifying social determinants of health in a primary care setting: 1. The National Association of Community Health Centers’ Protocol for

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The Promise and Challenge of Home Health Services During

(2 days ago) The COVID-19 pandemic presents family physicians with unique opportunities to work with home health providers to combat the pandemic, provide quality …

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Implicit Bias Training

(1 days ago) on patient health .3 However, formal medical education and training curricula are often void of content that provides a framework for identifying and mitigating implicit bias in clinical practice .

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Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit

(8 days ago) Health literacy represents the ability to understand and use health-related information and includes a person’s ability to read, write, and understand verbal communications related to health.

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Functional Decline in Older Adults

(4 days ago) Functional disability is common in older adults. It is often episodic and is associated with a high risk of subsequent health decline. The severity of disability is determined by physical

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Health Care Cooperatives

(1 days ago) Health Care Cooperatives: Definitions and State Examples . Government Relations Division 2021 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036

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Women’s Health

(1 days ago) AAFP Advocacy Focus: Women’s Health Overview. Family physicians provide comprehensive, continuing care to women throughout their lives, including pre- and postnatal care and preventive and

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