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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.

  Public Health: Report: Five Minutes of Running Can Combat Heart Disease July 29, 2014
Patients who are worried about their heart health but can't seem to get off the couch should listen to their family physicians when they say every little bit helps. According to CNN, a new report shows that just a few minutes of running a day (whether it's at a sprinter's pace or not!) significantly lowers heart disease rates.

  Government Affairs: Congress Agrees on Bipartisan VA Bill July 28, 2014
Congress has finally agreed on a bipartisan bill to reform the Dept. of Veterans Affairs after a much-publicized scandal involving care quality and waiting times for visits. NPR reports the deal includes additional funding for more care providers, as well as funding to allow veterans to get care outside the VA system. 
  Patients: Decision-Making All About Data Presentation July 25, 2014
No two patients are alike, and sometimes, the patient's decision-making process hinges on just how the data is presented. NPR's All Things Considered talked to both physicians and patients about the importance of information delivery, and why different methods make sense for different patients. Click here for more.
  Education: Summer CME Reward Points Sale is Back! July 24, 2014
Like the July weather in Pennsylvania, CME reward points are hot! Through midnight on Friday, July 25, register for the Pittsburgh CME Conference and receive three member reward points. By earning these points and attending the conference, you'll automatically earn a $25 credit toward your next PAFP CME activity!
  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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