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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: Report: CDC Reducing Vaccines to Cut Costs? April 23, 2014
Could the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) be considering reducing vaccines to save money? According to Forbes, the CDC's vaccine advisory council is looking into eliminating the fourth and final pneumococcal vaccine for infants, citing cost savings. Some say the move could lead to more infant deaths.
  Communications: PAFP Releases 'Primary Care & News Media' April 22, 2014
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians has released its third publication in the PAFP Big 3 series! Primary Care & News Media is a guide for the family physician to understand and work with traditional news media - print, radio and television. Check out the guide and add to the news media discussion!
  Patients: Short Visits Take Toll on Doctor-Patient Relationship April 21, 2014
It's not uncommon for a visit to the family physician to last 15 minutes or less in the exam room. Kaiser Health News and USA Today report that short visits may take a toll on the doctor-patient relationship, and neither physicians nor patients are pleased that the clock controls the quality of care. Click here to read more.
  Public Health: Over Allergy Season, Consult Physician about Medication April 17, 2014
This allergy season may be worse than average, according to ABC News and others. The PAFP encourages patients who often head straight to the over-the-counter (OTC) medications for relief to talk to their family physician first - for some, says PAFP President Douglas Spotts, MD, the side-effects may be problematic
  Featured News: PAFP Offers DOT Training Opportunities April 14, 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. The PAFP will also be offering a live training session on May 17. Click here for more information.




April 15 - 30, 2014 
PAFP Foundation Online Auction
(Bidding for Good)
May 17, 2014
Live DOT Medical Examiner Training
(DOT online training registration)
June 20 - 27, 2014
CME Cruise (details)
November 7 - 9, 2014
Pittsburgh CME Conference
details and registration coming soon

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

Hershey CME Conference

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