As Minnesota’s family physicians, we stand with our communities and wish to be a part of the work dismantling structural racism and discriminatory institutional practices. Racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to addressing racism and supporting our physician members by providing useful resources, advocacy and education.Read More Addressing Racism: Resources, Advocacy & Education for Family Docs
Key issues pursued by the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians that passed in the 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session included Tobacco 21, prior authorization reform, drug price transparency, emergency and affordable insulin program, scope of practice provisions and COVID-19 response legislation. Read our session recap from legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, for a more detailed session summary.Read More MN Legislative Session 2020 Wraps
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians wants to arm family docs across Minnesota with the tools and resources to reach out to legislators, the media and your communities about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting primary care. See sample talking points, story/messaging tips and additional resources to help you advocate for the proper financial infrastructure and support for our front line healthcare workers and clinics.Read More Advocating for Primary Care During COVID-19 & Beyond
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians President Renée Crichlow, MD, shares a message of thanks and encouragement with Minnesotans for their continued help in flattening the curve and slowing the spread of COVID-19.Read More Thank You, MN, for Helping to Flatten the Curve!
Our health systems have changed more in the past four weeks than in the last decade. Even after the current crisis fades, the old ways cannot fully return. All systems will change, and a new healthcare reality will emerge. Family physicians must help shape that change. Consider serving on a healthcare-related board/commission to ensure family medicine has a seat at the table.Read More Ensuring Family Medicine Has a Seat at the Table