The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians wants to arm family docs across Minnesota with the tools and resources to reach out to legislators, the media and your communities about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting primary care. See sample talking points, story/messaging tips and additional resources to help you advocate for the proper financial infrastructure and support for our front line healthcare workers and clinics.Read More Advocating for Primary Care During COVID-19 & Beyond
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians President Renée Crichlow, MD, shares a message of thanks and encouragement with Minnesotans for their continued help in flattening the curve and slowing the spread of COVID-19.Read More Thank You, MN, for Helping to Flatten the Curve!
Our health systems have changed more in the past four weeks than in the last decade. Even after the current crisis fades, the old ways cannot fully return. All systems will change, and a new healthcare reality will emerge. Family physicians must help shape that change. Consider serving on a healthcare-related board/commission to ensure family medicine has a seat at the table.Read More Ensuring Family Medicine Has a Seat at the Table
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians leader Deb Dittberner, MD, MBA, helps us separate fact from fiction on some commonly asked questions about COVID-19.Read More Separating Fact from Fiction With COVID-19
The need for robust primary care has never been greater, and the consequences of the way primary care is under-valued and poorly reimbursed are on full display. We urge health systems and payers to take the steps necessary to preserve, build and advocate for a strong primary care infrastructure, especially now.Read More Support for Primary Care More Important Than Ever