News & Announcements
The Michigan House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees returned from the two-week spring break this week and began work on the FY 2016-2017 budget. Both subcommittees considered and passed their respective budgets, as proposed, sending them to the chambers’ full Appropriations committee for further deliberation. Included are several notable provisions of interest to MAFP and Family Physicians.
Congratulations to Robert Graham, DO, MPH, FAAFP (Mt. Pleasant) and Jeanne Wigant (Madison Heights) on being honored by the Michigan Public Health Week Partnership during National Public Health Week for their contributions to protect and improve the health of Michiganders.
The AAFP is recruiting 25 Family Medicine practices to participate in the Adult Immunization Office Champions Project--a three-and-a-half-year project aimed at providing effective tools and strategies for developing a culture that promotes adult immunizations. The deadline to apply is April 22.
Over 40 participants gained an in-depth understanding of transitioning to a Direct Primary Care practice during a one-day, peer-to-peer workshop hosted by the AAFP on April 2 at the Marriott Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus.
Each year, the MAFP Foundation selects two Family Medicine residents and two medical students to represent Michigan as Delegates/Alternate Delegates to the National Congress. The Foundation also provides funding assistance to the selected Delegates/Alternate Delegates in the form of a scholarship to be used towards travel and lodging expenses at National Conference. Applications are due April 8.
The MAFP Foundation invites Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) in Michigan to apply for grant funding for the 2016-2017 academic year, intended to support activities and efforts to increase student interest in Family Medicine in Michigan. The deadline to apply is April 15.
The spring 2016 Michigan Family Physician e-Pub was delivered to members' inboxes on March 24. In addition to informative articles focused on helping Family Physicians navigate the changing healthcare landscape, this issue includes a special 12-page 2016 Michigan Family Medicine Annual Conference & Expo insert.
The 2016 National Resident Matching Program's main residency match (aka, The Match) resulted in the largest number on record of registered applicants, resident positions offered and matched, and number of graduating medical students choosing Family Medicine in the history of the specialty!
Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), performance beginning as early as 2017 will impact payment adjustments in upcoming years; therefore, it is critical that Family Physicians begin preparing TODAY to establish a value-based infrastructure.
This educational and fun summer getaway July 11-14 at the renowned DoubleTree by Hilton in Bay City offers something for everyone (including your family). CME + Networking + Vacation = FUN!