This month’s violent insurrection—with symbols of white supremacy on display—has been deeply troubling and unsettling for many of our members, leaders and patients. The challenge presented to our democracy is another reminder that in order to achieve health equity we all need to be active participants against racism and advocates for equal rights, equal protection under the law and equal access to public programs, services and opportunities for ALL people.
Read More MAFP Response to Insurrection & Commitment to Antiracism Work
The start of the 2021 Minnesota legislative session is just weeks away. Our legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares his take on what to expect for health care (and, more specifically, family medicine).
Read More 2021 Legislative Preview
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians encourages the use of a health equity impact assessment before hospitals, clinics and health systems make changes to where and how they deliver care, especially when they serve communities disproportionately impacted by health disparities.
Read More Health Equity Impact Assessment Needed
Twin Cities Medical Society medical student leader Megan Lucas compiled a list of resources related to the use of race in medical decision-making, following our recent LIVE, virtual Race in Medicine CME conversation.
Read More Race in Medicine Resources
Minnesota Academy of Family Physician member and Aquí Para Ti / Here for You medical director Maria Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH, compiled a resource list, covering her latest published work on adolescent health and health equity, to share with Minnesota family physicians. Most of these pieces are open access.
Read More Adolescent Health & Health Equity