Oct. 15, 2020 | Issue 249
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
PAFP applauds Gov. Wolf's health reform plan
On Friday, Oct. 2, Gov. Tom Wolf shared his plan for Whole-Person Health Reform in Pennsylvania. The proposal aims to make health care more affordable,
support changes within private health care entities and state government, and tackle health disparities. As part of his health reform package, Gov. Wolf signed an executive order creating the Interagency Health Reform Council
that will be tasked with finding efficiencies in the state’s health care delivery system and aligning programs across state agencies. PAFP President Tracey Conti, MD responded to the governor’s announcement by applauding the administration’s efforts and acknowledging that more needs to be done to address health disparities and social determinants of health in the Commonwealth.
Exciting, virtual CME conference coming your way
Critical COVID updates, mental health, pediatrics, all sessions Patient Safety, interactive Q&A sessions! These are all being offered during the PAFP’s Virtual CME Conference, in conjunction with UPMC’s Department of Family Medicine. While virtual events are commonplace this year, we hope you join us for all that’s in store during this exciting conference. Over 17 live CME credits, and again, all sessions meet the patient safety criteria! Registration for this event closes on Sunday, Nov. 8, so don’t delay. Click here to register!
Making the shingles vaccine a priority for patients
As you know, Atlantic Health Partners has helped many of our members strengthen their immunization efforts by providing the most favorable vaccine pricing along with great support. In addition, they produce valuable educational articles including this latest one regarding shingles disease, 50 is the New 60 – Making the Shingles Vaccine a Priority for Patients. Contact Jeff or Cindy at Atlantic to see how they can help your practice strengthen its immunization efforts and save on vaccines at 800-741-2044 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents and Students
Match resources, virtual events, and more
AAFP match resources
Updated to include COVID-19-related changes, virtual interviewing and more!
Everything you need to know right here.
Curated interview questions for residency applicants
@MargJeanMiller, AAFP resident leader, brings you a list of proposed questions for you to ask residency programs during interview season. Be prepared! Also, give her a follow!
Upcoming virtual residency events:
Crozer FMR Virtual Resident Hangout and Q&A Sesh
Thursday, Oct. 15 7-8 p.m.
Lehigh Valley FMR Open Houses
Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
UPMC St Margaret Open House
Monday, Oct. 19, 5-7 p.m.
Wellspan Good Samaritan Open House
Click here to view video
Click on hyperlink to join
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m.
Lancaster General Hot Topics
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.
Dr. Nepps: Therapeutic Conversations in Primary Care
Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Dr. Moyer: Global Health
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
Dr. Kistler: Supporting Breastfeeding in Primary Care
Brief PAFP survey - enter to win Apple AirPods Pro
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians wants to know how it can better meet your needs, particularly in this unprecedented time in family medicine. Click here to take a short member survey which will help us to continue providing you with the worthwhile and relevant services you desire from this organization. This survey will close on Oct. 23. Upon completing the survey, you will be entered in a drawing to win Apple AirPods Pro, valued at $250. You will need your AAFP member ID to take the survey. Please don’t pass up this opportunity to share your perspective. We’re listening.
Apply today for PAFP leadership position
The PAFP is currently seeking members to serve in various leadership positions. PAFP board and committee members serve as the governing structure of the Academy, developing policy and making decisions that keep the organization at the forefront of the specialty. The applications deadline is Friday, Dec. 18.
To apply for a leadership position, complete the online application. Please make sure to upload your letter of interest and curriculum vitae and complete the online conflict of interest statement when submitting your application. For questions regarding nominations, contact Brent Ennis, PAFP Executive Vice President and CEO, at email@example.com.
DHS conducting survey of outpatient health care provider practices
Pennsylvania’s DHS is conducting an important survey of the state’s outpatient healthcare provider practices, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians encourages you to participate so that your organization will be represented in the results.
DHS is conducting the survey because the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has requested each state to assess the current degree of Health Information Technology (“Health IT”) adoption, usage, and challenges experienced by its healthcare providers.
The survey, which will be conducted from Oct. 20 through Nov. 24, will be offered online only, and will be accessible by clicking here.
Welcome New PAFP Members!
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