Protect the Patient-Physician relationship: Support the Women’s Health Protection Act

Family physicians understand the importance of the patient-physician relationship and its role in a patient’s health and outcomes. Our job is not to tell patients what to do; we support and guide them as they make the best decisions for themselves and their families. The recent leak of an opinion statement from the U.S. Supreme Court threatens that very relationship, and thus, the health of our patients. 

Medical decisions belong in the exam room, between a patient and physician. Ask your senators to support the Women’s Health Protection Act to protect patients and the patient-physician relationship.

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Art + Medicine: An Emmy-Winning Combo

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians member and University of Minnesota Center for the Art of Medicine Creative Director Jon Hallberg, MD, FAAFP, received an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for his role in the Twin Cities Public Television/University of Minnesota Medical School collaboration “Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic.”

Hallberg was creator and co-host of the hour-long television program that reflected on the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through music, art, animation, photography, story, poetry and dance.

We caught up with Hallberg to learn more about the evolution of Hippocrates Cafe, the Center for the Art of Medicine’s partnership with Twin Cities Public Television and what’s ahead.

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Support HF 3696 / SF 3689: Understanding Health Care Spending in MN

On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) member Katie Freeman, MD, testified in support of HF 3696, legislation that will help provide a more complete picture of health care spending in Minnesota and help inform any next steps on health care payment reform. Use our Speak Out tool to contact your legislators and urge them to support HF 3696/SF 3689 to better understand health care spending in our state.

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2022 MN Legislative Session Update: Payment reform, Vaccine Access, MinnesotaCare Buy-IN & More

2022 Minnesota Legislative Session Update: Our legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update on the status of primary care payment reform, gives a recap on recent bills introduced that would interfere with vaccine access, shares more on what we’re following with the Governor’s budget proposal as well as provides updates on frontline worker pay and workers’ compensation legislation.

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