News & Announcements
The MAFP Nominating Committee is now seeking candidates for the 2015-2016 MAFP Board of Directors and the MAFP Foundation Board of Trustees. Nomination forms can be found at mafp.com/nominations.
MAFP President Addresses Senate Bill 2
On December 12, the Detroit News published an op-ed articulating the Academy’s opposition to Senate Bill 2.
2014 Women's Health Recap
Thank you to all attendees, speakers and exhibitors who joined us in making the 2014 Primary Health Care of Women Conference such a success.
2015 Advocacy Day Registration Now Open
MAFP and MAOFP—which collectively represent more than 4,500 Family Physicians statewide—invite you to the 2015 Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day on February 24, 2015 in Downtown Lansing. This annual event provides a valuable opportunity for Family Physicians, Family Medicine residents, and medical students to visit with legislators and discuss legislative and policy issues.
Family Medicine for America's Health—the largest campaign ever launched to create awareness and support for the value of Family Physicians in improving the health of Americans through Primary Care—has just announced selected locations for the Health is Primary 2015 City Tour, and Detroit has been selected for Fall 2015!
Oct. 19-22, a delegation of MAFP members traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual American Academy of Family Physicians’ Congress of Delegates. The Michigan Chapter was particularly active this year, offering four resolutions before the AAFP Congress.
MAFP President Dr. Tina L. Tanner (Montague) testified in front of the Michigan House Health Policy Committee Sept. 9, speaking out in opposition to Senate Bill 2 as written.
Dr. Pamela Rockwell (pictured at the podium) represented MAFP and Family Physicians when she spoke at a press conference Sept. 10. Alongside other physicians and nurses, Dr. Rockwell spoke after First Lady Susan Snyder introduced the topic.
Several opportunities exist for Family Physicians to have a voice on issues that impact our members across Michigan. Many of them are open to all members, and we welcome any and all nominations or suggestions for these prominent opportunities!
Since its inception in 2009, the MAFP Annual Meeting (formerly the Annual Meeting of Members or 'AMOM') has served as the platform for Family Physicians in the state to reflect on successes from the past year and identify the challenges that lie ahead. At the Annual Meeting, members assemble to examine proposed changes to MAFP policy and governance, elect new leadership, and debate issues that impact members.