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  • PCMH


    With its emphasis on coordinated care, quality, safety and a more robust
    patient-physician relationship,the Patient-Centered Medical Home
    (PCMH) care model is a major focus of the PAFP.



    The PAFP is committed to helping family physicians
    achieve productive practices through its advocacy and
    lobbying efforts to achieve more affordable, efficient,
    higher-quality health care.

  • CME


    Family physicians love the PAFP's CME courses,
    including both live events and online webcasts
    on a variety of clinical topics and with a strong
    focus on evidence-based data.



    Dedicated to improving public health through family practice,
    PAFP provides a wealth of information with webcasts, tip sheets,
    FAQs and initiatives like the "Tar Wars" campaign.

  • QI


    Assisting practices with the PCMH model, providing expertise
    on electronic health records systems (EHRs) and improving outcomes,
    the PAFP is committed to improving the quality of care physicians provide.



    Education goes digital with the PAFP’s library of free online webcasts, allowing Pennsylvania’s family physicians to continue their lifelong learning conveniently at a time and place that fits their busy schedule.

  Communications: PAFP Seeks New Communications Staff Member July 22, 2014
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is looking for a talented graphic design and web development specialist to join its communications department! This person will be responsible for the creation and implementation of a wide variety of communications materials. Click here for details and to apply!
  Public Health: Childhood Abdominal Obesity Leveling Off July 21, 2014
Obesity has been called a worldwide crisis, but new research shows a positive development: the rate of childhood abdominal obesity held steady between 2003 and 2012. According to Reuters, health officials say there's plenty of room for improvement, as more severe forms of obesity continue to increase in the U.S.
  Government Affairs: Employers Must Disclose Coverage Change July 18, 2014
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision over contraceptives, the Obama administration says employers must make their employees aware of any changes in contraceptive coverage. The Wall Street Journal reports that this notification generally happens no later than 60 days after the change.
  Research: Could Tough Smoking Laws Lower Suicide Risk? July 17, 2014
A new study suggests that tough smoking laws help combat suicide. According to U.S. News & World Report, while previous research has revealed smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to take their own lives, some scientists now believe that smoking itself may be responsible for increasing the risk of suicide.
  Featured News: PAFP Offers Online DOT Training May 19, 2014
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is excited to offer online accredited, certified training for those who wish to give physicals to commercial motor vehicle drivers. Click here to register for online DOT training - a six-hour audio session presented by expert faculty. An Internet connection is required to listen.




November 7 - 9, 2014
Pittsburgh CME Conference
(details and registration)

November 7, 2014
SAM Study Group
Topic: Well Child Care (details)

Hershey CME Conference

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