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.
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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.
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The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. There have been 38 confirmed cases of monkeypox reported in Minnesota, as of August 2, 2022, and community spread is happening. We’ve compiled a list of resources/links for health professionals that cover recognizing and treating monkeypox, clinical considerations and more.
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Meet Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) President Alex Vosooney, MD. Learn about her vision for her term as president, where she sees the MAFP has room to grow and how members can get more engaged in the work of the Academy.
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