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
You may have heard the COVID-19 pandemic, with its obvious widespread effects, referred to as “the great equalizer.” But, like every public health crisis throughout history, COVID-19 is NOT an equalizer of disparities and inequity; it is a magnifier.Read More COVID-19, Magnifier of Inequity
Native American communities face a number of health disparities, including lack of access to healthcare, and are likely to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians member Mary J. Owen, MD, who is director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health, is seeking interested physicians to provide care at Tribal sites.Read More Connecting Physicians to Tribal Sites
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Health Equity Task Force members Ebiere Okah, MD, and Andrea Westby, MD, FAAFP, share about the use of race in medical research, practice and clinical decision-making and why there is the need for reform.Read More What’s Race Got to Do With It?
MAFP legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, provides an update on what’s happening in the MN Legislature, including movement around direct primary care, medical and recreational cannabis, tobacco cessation services, mandated reporting, health equity and more.Read More Direct Primary Care, Tobacco Cessation & More Legislative Updates