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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: Keep Thanksgiving Healthy with These Tips Nov. 26, 2014
The average American will consume 4,500 calories and nearly 230 grams of fat this Thanksgiving day, reports CBS News. But there are things you can do to stave off the weight gain - click here for some helpful tips. The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians wishes you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday!
  Education: Child Abuse Recognition, Reporting Training Coming Nov. 25, 2014
Pennsylvania's definition of child abuse has expanded, and that means new training for the recognition and reporting of child abuse among mandated reporters. The PAFP will be holding a training session at the Valley Forge CME Conference in March; the Pa. Dept. of Public Welfare will also hold training on its website.
  Quality Improvement: New Technology Has Some Doctors Overwhelmed Nov. 24, 2014
Not all family physicians are eager about the technological advances in health care. NPR reports that some are overwhelmed with the up-front costs of going digital. Fortunately, Pennsylvania physicians have a solution - Primary Healthcare Consultants, the PAFP-affiliated health tech consulting firm.
  Government Affairs: Pa. Supreme Court: Reopen Health Centers Nov. 21, 2014
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court has ruled that the state Dept. of Health must reopen community health centers that were shuttered as a cost-cutting measure. The court also said the state must cease closing others. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 16 rural health centers have been closed since last year.
  Featured News: Watch Introduction to Direct Primary Care Web Panel
Direct primary care (DPC) is an exciting and innovative practice model which offers a unique member-based approach eliminating fee-for-service incentives in primary care. In October, the PAFP hosted a live online panel discussion on DPC; you can view the event and the Q-and-A which followed by clicking here.






January 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2015
Emergency Preparedness and Primary Care
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