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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: Practice Super Bowl Safety on Game Day Jan. 30, 2015
Super Bowl XLIX is on Sunday, Feb. 1. Remember to celebrate safely - drink in moderation, and never drink and drive! Also, know the facts about concussion and young athletes if your kids decide to act out the big game in the back yard. Finally, here are some healthy eating tips and Super Bowl recipes. Enjoy the game!
  Research: Study: Burnout Rates Among Family Physicians Soar Jan. 29, 2015
Family physicians are burning out, according to a new report conducted by Medscape. In fact, half of family physicians across all age categories say they feel burned out, giving an average score of 4.17 on a scale between 1 ("does not interfere with my life") and 7 ("so severe I'm thinking about leaving medicine").
  Public Health: Send Valentine's Day E-Card to Loved Ones Jan. 28, 2015
Can you feel love in the air? Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Show a patient or a loved one that you care about their health with the PAFP Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Initiative's Valentine's Day e-card - it reminds them to get their CRC screening. Click here to view, customize, and send the e-card! 
  Practice Advocacy: Physicians Respond to Medicaid Pay Bump Jan. 27, 2015
According to a study by the University of Pennsylvania, a temporary, two-year Medicaid pay rate increase made it easier for some to book an appointment with a doctor. Newsworks reports some doctors were not enticed, and PAFP President Douglas Spotts, MD said he hopes for longer-term system improvements.

  Featured News: New, Free CME Webcast: Problematic Substance Use
The PAFP and the University of Pittsburgh are offering a new, free CME webcast titled Negotiating Problematic Substance Use with Patients in the Primary Care Setting. To view this webcast, which is worth three CME credits, please click here. You will need to create a new account to log in to the webcast. 






March 19-22, 2015
Valley Forge CME Conference and Annual Business Meeting 
(details and registration) 
April 15-26, 2014
PAFP Foundation Online Auction

July 26-29, 2015 
Chesapeake CME Summer Escape 
NEW! Pittsburgh CME Conference Handouts
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