Residents Encouraged to Apply for a $1,000 Scholarship 

The Alabama Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is seeking resident members of its organization to apply for the Stan Brasfield Memorial Scholarship. The family of the late Dr. Brasfield created the scholarship fund to honor his memory. It is to be given annually to a first, second, or third-year resident who meets certain criteria. Dr.…

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Alabama Family Physicians Launch New Campaign Highlighting Importance of Doctor-Patient Relationships

Alabama Academy of Family Physicians and Medical Association of the State of Alabama jointly launched a new awareness campaign ⎼ “Your Care is at Our Core” ⎼ to highlight the central role of doctor-patient relationships in health care.  It comes at a time when Alabamians overwhelmingly echo a collective yearning for health care that is not just technologically advanced…

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Alabama Chapter AAFP Annual Meeting Student Stipend Opportunity

Attend Alabama Chapter AAFP Annual Meeting at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 📅 Dates: June 20-23, 2024📍 Location: Destin, FL Sponsored by Alabama Academy of Family Physicians FoundationFunded by the Alabama Family Practice Rural Health Board Purpose The Alabama Academy of Family Physicians is offering stipends to enhance the ability of AAFP student members to attend the 2024 annual meeting. Eligibility…

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Alabama Medicaid Seeks Public Health Physician Director

The Alabama Medicaid Agency, Montgomery Central Office, seeks to fill a position of a Public Health Physician Director (40434).  This position is responsible for providing clinical leadership and guidance to the Alabama Medicaid Agency in coordination with the Commissioner’s Office. This highly advanced professional, administrative, and medical position involves providing guidance in medical-related services within the Alabama…

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AAFP Highlights Importance of Rural Maternal Health Care

On Feb. 15, Julie Wood, M.D., FAAFP, the AAFP’s Senior Vice President of Research, Science, and Health of the Public; the Robert Graham Center’s Yalda Jabbarpour, M.D.; and AAFP member Drew Miller, M.D., FAAFP, presented at the National Rural Health Association’s Policy Institute Conference to discuss how family physicians play an instrumental role in providing maternity care…

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Priorities for Upcoming Legislative Session

As the upcoming legislative session approaches, beginning on February 6, it is essential to understand and support the legislative priorities that will ensure the welfare of our members, and our patients. Our priorities are in no particular order and are of significant and equal importance.

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Family Physicians Aim to Build on Advocacy Wins in 2024

Family physicians spent a lot of time in 2023 advocating for policies and regulations that would improve patient care. The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds Congress and health care agencies for implementing changes to strengthen access to care and ensure that physicians have the tools and resources they need to continue providing high-quality, longitudinal primary care to patients. 

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