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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: Most Doctors Give In to Vaccine Requests March 2, 2015
A large majority of pediatricians and family physicians give in to parents' requests to alter their children's vaccine schedules, reports the New York Times. Doctors say they do this to build trust and avoid losing patients, even though they know postponing vaccines can put kids at risk for diseases like measles. 
  Communications: Keystone Physician: CRC Monograph Feb. 27, 2015
In the just-released issue of Keystone Physician, the PAFP has developed an excellent resource to help you improve your colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. This CME monograph shows you how to use the "model for improvement" to help move Pennsylvania's CRC screening rate to 80 percent!
  Quality Improvement: EHR Attestation Deadline Moved to March 20 Feb. 26, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline of attesting to Meaningful Use of electronic health records (EHR) systems to March 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CMS says the extension is meant to provide extra time for providers to submit their meaningful use data. Click here to read more.
  Partnerships: PAFP, PACHC Highlight Collaborative Successes Feb. 25, 2015
The PAFP's collaboration with the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) has yielded many successes, reports Judd Mellinger-Blouch of PACHC. On the 3RNet Blog, he writes about the partnership, which has led to primary care career fairs, the expansion of residency slots, and more.
  Featured News: You Can Make a Difference in the Opioid Epidemic
Abuse of opioids has reached epidemic status in the United States, but you're not powerless in the fight. Learn how you can make a difference to stop prescription drug abuse: Bob Stutman, retired Drug Enforcement Agency, shared some excellent statistics and tips at the PAFP's Pittsburgh CME Conference.






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March 19-22, 2015
Valley Forge CME Conference and Annual Business Meeting 
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April 15-26, 2014
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July 26-29, 2015 
Chesapeake CME Summer Escape 
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