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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.

  Government Affairs: House, Senate Approve PCMH Legislation Oct. 20, 2014
The Pennsylvania House and Senate have approved patient-centered medical home (PCMH) legislation. Gov. Corbett has 10 days to sign House Bill 1655, which establishes a PCMH advisory council. The PAFP was instrumental in the legislation's development. Read more about the bill in this PAFP press release.
  Government Affairs: Prescription Monitoring Bill Passes Oct. 17, 2014
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is pleased with the passage of Senate Bill 1180, which creates a controlled substance database called the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) within the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health. Click here to read more about the bill.
  Education: Join PAFP for South Central Chapter CME Conference Oct. 16, 2014
Autumn is here in full force, which means the PAFP South Central Chapter Fall CME Conference is coming up soon! Held in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, you don't want to miss this CME opportunity. Click here for details. 

  Affordable Care Act: Insurance Costs to be Revealed Post-Election Oct. 15, 2014
Those who plan to purchase health insurance on will have to wait until after the Nov. 4 election to see how much rates have increased. The Washington Times reports critics worried about premium hikes say the Nov. 15 enrollment start date is no coincidence. Some states face double-digit hikes.
  Featured News: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Resources Available Oct. 10, 2014
Amid concern over the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa and a potential for the disease to appear in the U.S., the Pa. Dept. of Health has been offering updates via its Health Alert Network. Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a toolkit of guidance for health care workers.




October 22  2014
November 7, 8  2014
Essential Care for Older Adults Series
(details and registration)
Nov. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 2014
Emergency Preparedness and Primary Care
(details and registration
October 29, 2014
Introduction to Direct Primary Care Webinar
(details and registration)
November 1, 2014
PAFP South Central Chapter Fall Conference
(details and registration)
November 7 - 9, 2014
Pittsburgh CME Conference & Live Streaming
(details and registration)

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

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