Minnesota family physicians were well-represented at the 2022 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress of Delegates, the AAFP’s policy-making body, in September in Washington, DC. Read a recap of resolution actions and Minnesota’s involvement.Read More AAFP Congress of Delegates 2022: MN Highlights
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians President Alex Vosooney, MD, reflects on her journey from residency to today and shares how she still finds joy in the practice of medicine.Read More Finding Joy in the Practice of Medicine
Primary care physicians are well equipped to address and treat mental health concerns. Yet, many barriers exist to addressing these conditions adequately in a busy primary care clinic.
Enter: Integrated behavioral health models—a means to support physicians, address patient concerns and reduce barriers to the provision of mental health treatment.
Where do you get started? What steps can health care organizations and clinics take to improve mental and behavioral health care for their patients?Read More BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION & PRIMARY CARE: WHY CARE IN TODAY’S WORLD REQUIRES A TEAM
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about Medicare payment cuts and Congressional action needed, the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, the advancement of prior authorization legislation, student debt and the REDI Act and continued advocacy for COVID-19 relief funding.Read More AAFP Federal Advocacy Team Update
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) Lake Superior Chapter Award recognizes medical students who demonstrate a strong interest in family medicine. This effort launched in 2011; since then, 14 of the 16 award recipients have chosen family medicine as their specialty.Read More Lake Superior Chapter Award Sets Students On a Path to Family Medicine