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
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a member-focused, member-led organization. We are always looking for members to step into volunteer leadership roles. View a list of 2020 volunteer/leadership openings for MAFP members and help guide our work and advocacy efforts.Read More MAFP Leadership Openings
MAFP Legislative Committee co-chair and Duluthian Jamie Conniff, MD, MPH, testified before the Duluth City Council in support of a proposed ordinance to ban conversion therapy for minors. The council is expected to vote on the ordinance next week.Read More Duluth to Vote on Conversion Therapy for Minors
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?