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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2022 MN Legislative Session Update: Health Care Payment Data, Preceptor Tax Credit & More

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares the latest health-care-related updates from the Minnesota Legislature, including movement on improving how health care payment data is collected and reported, a preceptor tax credit, rural training grants, limiting mid-year formulary disruptions and more.

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2022 MN Legislative Session Update: Health Care Payments, Conversion Therapy & More

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares the latest health-care-related updates from the Minnesota Legislature, including support for primary care payment reform and improving how health care payment information is collected in Minnesota; movement on legislation banning conversion therapy; the introduction of legislation to lower the age pharmacists can administer vaccinations; movement on a bill prohibiting race or ethnicity from being used as factors for organ transplant decisions; and more.

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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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