July 23, 2020 | Issue 243
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
Speak out to expand Pennsylvania's primary care physician workforce
Call or email your state representative TODAY and ask them to cosponsor and support House Resolution 625, which will help expand Pennsylvania’s primary care physician workforce. H.R. 625 would direct a study on the efforts of medical schools to promote primary care and accurately report the number of students who ultimately enter primary care.
Speak Out by contacting your state representative TODAY and ask them to support the primary care physician pipeline by cosponsoring House Resolution 625.
CME reminders: free online CME; live event this fall
Summertime is a busy time. The PAFP’s education team is here to remind you of the free enduring CME available to members. Visit the PAFP’s online CME catalog to earn additional patient safety and state-mandated opioid education. These CME sessions were featured during our last two CME events. Remember to join PAFP Nov. 13-15 for our next CME event, both virtually and in-person at the Westin in Pittsburgh. Online registration will be opening soon.
Another friendly reminder of PAFP’s Education’s “Question of the Month.” Periodically, PAFP’s Education team will email members questions that require short one or two-word answers. Please respond to the questions to help us to continue providing the quality CME you expect from the PAFP.
How psychologists can benefit your practice
It is widely acknowledged that family medicine physicians are frontline providers of behavioral health services. Integrated care models emphasize breaking down the silos in which we work to provide physicians and their patients easier access to specialized behavioral health providers. Psychologists are allies to physicians in providing behavioral health care by providing timely consults, warm/hot handoffs, clinical education, and easy access to referrals. Find more information on integrated care through this link, including a succinct chart explaining the levels of integrated care and how psychologists can enhance your patient care entitled “The Benefits of Working with a Psychologist.”
Residents and Students
Connect with family medicine at virtual AAFPNC
Yep, even now - scholarships are still available!
AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
(AAFPNC) July 30-Aug. 1 provides a new opportunity for students to connect with family medicine!
Your PAFP Foundation also has expanded its
student scholarship program and will continue to fulfill scholarship requests as long as funding is available. Apply today!
The conference offers 11 hours of
educational and Main Stage programming including:
FMIG leader development, networking, workshops;
Inspiring Main Stage speakers;
Workshops on navigating virtual residency applications, interviews, and match;
Online access to all recorded sessions for 30 days following AAFPNC;
A Virtual Expo Hall including more than 400 FM Residency Programs from across the country. Residency booths will have their teams available for live one-on-one chats, unique video program information and more.
Preceptorship Opportunity: Integrating Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in Primary Care (sponsored content)
Philadelphia Department of Public Health in collaboration with the Health Federation of Philadelphia is offering Primary Care Providers an opportunity to attend "Integrating MOUD into Primary Care" preceptor training as part of an initiative to increase access to MOUD in primary care. Topics include: diversion, continued substance use, point of care drug testing, harm reduction, and pain management. Course size for this live online training is limited, encouraging case discussion and questions. Experienced clinician faculty provide guidance to improve your skills and confidence to treat patients with OUD.
Open to waivered PCPs practicing in Philadelphia.
This program is free, including CMEs. Next courses: 8/28/2020 and 9/18/20 8:30am-4:30pm. More dates and registration: https://healthfederation.org/training/opioid-epidemic-response-training
Welcome New PAFP Members!
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