Dental needs of Minnesotans and those across the country have fallen into a prevention gap. The next step in addressing the oral health needs of our communities is to integrate medical and dental care to improve health outcomes, access to care and lower overall health care costs.Read More Filling the Oral Health Care Gap: Medical-Dental Integration
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) federal advocacy team shares an update about improving access to primary care, the call for further legislative action on the youth mental health crisis, the need to pass the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act, the latest data on the role of family physicians in maternity care deserts and more.Read More AAFP Federal Advocacy Update, October 2022
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.Read More Meet MAFP President Alex Vosooney, MD
The Minnesota Legislature has about two weeks left in the 2022 Legislative Session.
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, provides an update from the Capitol on the passage of frontline worker pay; continued movement on MAFP priority issues (e.g., updates to the All-Payer Claims Database, rural primary care residency training funding and limits to mid-year formulary changes); mental health support for health care workers and more.Read More Two Weeks to Go in MN Legislative Session: Health-Care-Related Updates
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares the latest health-care-related updates from the Minnesota Legislature, including highlights from last week’s hearing on the Minnesota House Health and Human Services omnibus bill; the extension of the state’s reinsurance program; movement to pass opioid legislation; and support for addressing health care worker mental health and well-being.Read More 2022 MN Legislative Session Update: Health & Human Services Omnibus Bill, Reinsurance Program Extended + More