Maine AFP Advances Resolution Through AAFP Congress of Delegates:
The 2015 AAFP Congress of Delegates met in Denver just before the FMX in late September.
Maine AFP was represented by Delegates Ron Blum of Patten and Dieter Kreckel of Rumford. Dr. Kreckel also served on the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement. President William Sturrock of Orrington and Jessica Richmond of Milo served as Alternate Delegates. Chapter Exec Deb Halbach completed our delegation.
(read the complete report HERE)
November Health Awareness - Click on a title for resources:
Come help us Celebrate 65 years!
April 6 - 8, 2016
at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Lewiston, Maine
Details of Schedule and Registration available in January HERE
August was National Immunization Awareness Month highlighting this key prevention tool for all ages.
Immunizations are medical miracles that have significantly decreased the prevalence of many infectious diseases in the United States.
America's family physicians are working to make sure patients of all ages get the CDC-recommended vaccines to prevent dangerous infectious diseases. Family physicians care for patients at every age and are excellent resources for information about vaccines for every stage of life.
More information and resources HERE
Family doctors provide ongoing, total health care for you and your family. Family doctors see all ages of patients and can treat almost any health problem. Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person.
Learn How HERE
American Cancer Society Tool Kits & Other Resources - These Tool Kits are designed to help your organization implement a variety of health and cancer awareness campaigns and show employees that you are committed to helping them stay well and get well.
- Smokeout Communications Tool Kit for Health Systems
- Communications Tool Kit for Businesses and Organizations
- Smokeout Tool Kit for Elementary and Middle Schools
- Find more Health Communication Tool Kits
- Quit Like A Champion Information Sheet
- Quit Cards (8 per page)
- Tobacco-Related Cancer Fact Sheet
- Infographic: How Does Your Body Recover After Smoking?
- Infographic: Tobacco in the Workplace
Have you taken advantage of these free concussion safety resources? The AAFP is working to raise awareness of the more than 1.6 million sport- and recreation-related concussions that occur in the United States each year.
Watch a series of three webcasts designed to provide you with sport concussion basics and knowledge on individual care-based management. In addition to the webcasts, there’s a free brochure available to help your patients understand what a concussion is, learn about long-term brain health in athletes, as well as the limitations of protective equipment.
Take advantage of these free resources today.
Alternative Models of Care:
Nominations for Maine Family Physician of the Year Now Open!
Since 1987, twenty-five Family Physicians have been recognized by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians as Maine Family Physician of the Year. They were nominated for the award by colleagues and patients. This award recognizes a Family Physician who is a member of the Maine AFP and who represents the compassion, care and values of the traditional Family Doctor.
Deadline for receipt of complete Nomination Packet - February 28, 2016.
Eligibility Criteria and Nomination Information HERE
If you have news or know of a MAFP Member who is making news - Please contact the MAFP office. Use subject line "Member News"
Focus on Fitness & Nutrition:
NEW AAFP Patient Education Nutrition Toolkit Available:
A new Patient Education Nutrition Toolkit designed to help facilitate a dialog with patients on nutrition is available to AAFP members. The free toolkit has more than 300 nutrition elements.
Focus on Chronic Disease Management:
Is YOUR Practice Ready?
CMS Road to 10 Resource (HERE) is particularly geared to small practices and offers free tools, information and training. Whether your transition is underway, or you are just starting out, Road to 10 will help you navigate your path to ICD-10 compliance.