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President's Message

When we graduated from medical school, we knew that we were starting a career in which attention to lifelong learning was mandatory in order to be effective physicians throughout our practice years.  I remember being told that half of what we learned in medical school would not be valid five years later.  I really hoped they would tell us which half, because there was so much to learn. Nevertheless, I eventually felt prepared by residency and I had a plan for keeping up to date....[Read More]

Upcoming Events

Free Webinar: Pneumococcal Vaccination in Adults

Date:                 Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time:                 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Registration:    
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PneumoWebinar


Healthcare Transformation

NJAFP Leads in Healthcare Transformation

Our Healthcare Transformation Team is a dedicated team of healthcare transformation and quality improvement (QI) experts. As an organization rooted in advocacy, NJAFP has the distinction of being solely dedicated to the success of primary care practices and their patients. Our coaching services are targeted at helping practices achieve specific transformation objectives and mitigating the challenges and concerns associated with practice transformation initiatives.

FREE WEBINAR: Pneumococcal Vaccination in Adults - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This important webinar will address pneumococcal immunization recommendations released by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) focusing on  a review of the new recommendations, impact on patients and practice team, and use of standing orders for administering the pneumococcal vaccine. The webinar will be presented by NJAFP healthcare transformation staff and George DiFerdinando, Jr., MD, MPH, former director of the NJ Center for Public Health Preparedness and current adjunct professor at Rutger-UMDNJ in Newark. For more information, click here.

Health Alert

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY–NEW BRUNSWICK MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE OUTBREAK

Based upon lab testing of the specific outbreak strain at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the NJ Department of Health and Rutgers University recommend, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that , that Meningococcal Group B Vaccine (Trumenba®) be administered to help protect against the particular strain present on the Rutgers University–New Brunswick campus. While one or two doses of Bexsero® or Trumenba® will provide some short-term protection, the best protection is expected to require completion of the full three-dose series of Trumenba® with the second dose given 1–2 months after the first and the third dose 6 months after the first. It is strongly recommended that all members of the above populations receive the first two doses of Trumenba® before the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic year. If the first two doses are received over the summer, the third dose can be received over winter break. All undergraduate students are required to either submit verification of receiving the vaccine series or sign a document containing information about meningococcal disease prevention and vaccination. Read more…

 
 

NJAFP feed

Use Fluoroquinolones Only as Drug of Last Resort for Some Infections

The FDA has upped the stakes when it comes to cautioning prescribers and patients about the possibility of serious adverse effects of systemic fluoroquinolones, strengthening the drugs' boxed warning to severely limit their use.

Michigan Family Physician Wins Procedures Payment Battle

It's not a given that family physicians will be paid for certain procedures; sometimes they have to fight insurers for payment. A Michigan FP recently did just that and won.

$149 Million in HRSA Grants Highlight Primary Care Workforce Needs

Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling $149 million are intended to shore up primary care training and address key workforce needs.

CMS Announces Million Hearts CVD Risk Reduction Model Participants

On July 21, CMS announced the names of 516 practices -- including scores of family medicine offices -- that will participate in its Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model

ABFM Simplifies, Streamlines Family Medicine Certification

The American Board of Family Medicine has made changes to its certification program that include no longer requiring completion of a clinical simulation as a self-assessment activity.

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Free CE

Title Credit Type Event date Cost
The Future of Basal Insulin
  • 1.00 AAFP credit
  • 1.00 Attendance credit
Enduring $0.00
Asthma Today: Implementing the NAEPP EPR-3 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in the Primary Care Practice
  • 1.00 AAFP credit
  • 1.00 Attendance credit
Enduring $0.00