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December 2018 Update

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23rd of December 2018

December 2018 Update

Health Equity Team Passes the Torch to the Center for Diversity and Health Equity The Health Equity Team met in Kansas City with staff from the AAFP’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE) to transition FMAHealth developed products to the CDHE for ongoing stewardship and development. The CDHE is the voice of health equity […]


23rd of October 2018

October 2018 Update

Comprehensive Payment Calculator Going on the Road FMAHealth’s Payment Team developed a Calculator that outlines what a family medicine practice currently being paid in a Fee for Service framework would be paid in a Comprehensive Primary Care Payment (CPCP) framework. To see the Calculator, its User Guide, and the methodology behind it, click here. After […]


25th of September 2018

September 2018 Update

Collaborating to Increase Student Choice of Family Medicine. On August 30-31 the FMAHealth Workforce Education & Development Team along with sponsoring family medicine organizations participated in a kick-off event for a new collaboration to increase student choice of family medicine. This shared goal for student choice of family medicine aims to increase the percentage of […]


27th of August 2018

August 2018 Update

2018 AAFP Health Equity Fellowship – Call for Applications Opening Soon!  The Family Medicine for America’s Health (FMAHealth) Health Equity Team and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) are excited to announce the development of a jointly sponsored inaugural Health Equity Fellowship program launching this fall. Two fellows will be selected to participate in […]


23rd of July 2018

July 2018 Update

Primary Care Innovators Network at DPC Summit The Primary Care Innovators Network (PCIN) held a standing room only pre-conference workshop prior to the kickoff of the Direct Primary Care (DPC) Summit in Indianapolis, IN on July 13. The pre-conference offered self-insured employers and family medicine practices an opportunity to each learn what the other needs […]


2nd of July 2018

Preceptor Expansion Initiative Action Plan

Update from STFM To combat the difficulty that primary care clerkships have obtaining and retaining quality clinical training sites, the FMAHealth Workforce Tactic Team launched a project to address this challenge – the Preceptor Expansion Initiative – and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) stepped forward to take the lead on implementation. STFM and other […]


26th of June 2018

June 2018 Update

Putting Practice Transformation Tools to Work.  FMAHealth’s Payment and Practice Teams are working with the AAFP’s Division of Practice Advancement to determine how to expand the use of payment and practice improvement tools and resources developed by the AAFP and FMAHealth. In early June the two FMAHealth Tactic Teams met with AAFP staff and with […]


17th of May 2018

May 2018 Update

Advancing Health Equity Workshop Exceeds Expectations.  FMAHealth’s Health Equity Tactic Team led an exciting Pre-Conference Workshop: Family Medicine: Advancing Health Equity at the AAFP’s combined Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF) and National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) last month. The workshop engaged the audience in thoughtful and energetic group discussions designed to equip family medicine’s […]


19th of April 2018

April 2018 Update

Increasing Investment in Primary Care. Increasing Investment in Primary Care is the major focus of FMAHealth’s collaboration with the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) in 2018. The partnership will continue throughout the year, leading up to the PCPCC’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on November 8th, with an action planning multi-stakeholder workshop to follow […]


21st of March 2018

March 2018 Update

Health Equity Workshops to be held at AAFP’s ACLF & NCCL Conferences. Attendees of next month’s 2018 AAFP National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) and Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF) in Kansas City, MO are encouraged to participate in two sessions led by members of the FMAHealth Health Equity Tactic Team. On April 25th the […]


20th of February 2018

February 2018 Update

New Public Member Named to ADFM Board.  This just in from ADFM: The Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), in collaboration with Family Medicine for America’s Health (FMAHealth), is conducting an exciting two-year pilot by adding a public member to the ADFM Board of Directors. Given that patient engagement and the patient’s experience of […]


23rd of January 2018

January 2018 Update

Improved User’s Guide for Comprehensive Payment Calculator Now Ready to Use. Thank you to everyone who reviewed the Calculator and User’s Guide and shared your feedback!  The Comprehensive Payment Calculator and its User’s Guide have been updated based on your comments. To find both, go here. The Calculator can be used by practices and payers […]


18th of December 2017

December 2017 Update

Update from the Strategy Implementation Team FMAHealth Speakers Featured at STFM Conference on Practice Improvement. FMAHealth went on the road to the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement sharing many of the tools, resources, and strategies that have been developed by the various tactic teams. Members of the Health Equity Tactic […]


16th of November 2017

November 2017 Update

Health is Primary has launched a sponsored promotion in the Washington Post focused on the value of primary care and featuring case studies from around the country.  This website will run for 6 weeks – timed with open enrollment – and then will be archived on the Washington Post website.  Please feel free to share […]


20th of October 2017

October 2017 Update

Dr. Glen Stream in KevinMD. In recognition of National Primary Care Week, Dr. Glen Stream authored this piece about the value of primary care, which appeared in KevinMD. Dr. Stream’s upcoming piece for Medical Economics will focus on how states are leading the way on primary care, with new laws and initiatives focused on bolstering […]


5th of October 2017

Primary Care Makes a Difference for Patients and the Nation October 2017

This week is National Primary Care Week, an opportunity to engage medical students and healthcare stakeholders in a national discussion around the tremendous role that primary care plays in our health care system. With so much debate about the high price of health care in the United States, too often one of the most effective […]


18th of August 2017

Family Medicine for America’s Health Welcomes New Board Members April 2017

Family Medicine for America’s Health Welcomes New Board Members LEAWOOD, KS, April 13, 2017 – Family Medicine for America’s Health today announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors. Diane Stollenwerk, MPP, executive director of Patients’ View Institute, will bring the patient perspective to FMAHealth having served for two decades as […]


Tech Vision Release May 2017

FAMILY MEDICINE LAYS OUT VISION FOR FUTURE OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY Aim is ‘principled redesign’ that optimally supports health and health care in America LEAWOOD, Kan., May 31, 2017—Family Medicine for America’s Health (FMAHealth) released a vision for the redesign of health information technology in America that lays out a list of expectations designed to close […]


July 2017 Update

Health is Primary launches new print ad focused on value of primary care. The new ad “More for Your Money” is running in print outlets in Washington, D.C. focused on policymakers and can be found in the ad/poster section of the campaign toolkit at HealthisPrimary.org. Health is Primary is focused on patient engagement in July […]


June 2017 Update

Health is Primary to host main stage panel at AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. T.R. Reid will moderate an all-star panel of clinical innovators in primary care, including Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle from Iora Health, Drs. Sachin Jain and Manisha Sharma from CareMore and Dr. Jay Lee from Venice Family Clinic […]


May 2017 Update

Health is Primary Launches Morning Consult survey and dashboard. Health is Primary has sponsored an extensive survey on public attitudes and opinions toward primary care. This overwhelmingly positive data can be viewed at both the state and congressional district level. The tool allows us to develop reports for policymakers on their constituents’ attitudes toward primary […]


April 2017 Update

Health is Primary Sponsors Alliance for Health Reform Summit on the Future of Health Insurance. Health is Primary sponsored a half-day summit hosted by the Alliance for Health Reform on the Future of Health Insurance. The event featured a variety of experts including former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former CMS Director Tom Scully, […]


March 2017 Update

Health is Primary to Co-Host Capitol Hill Briefing. Health is Primary will co-host a briefing for Members of Congress and staff Thursday, March 23. The briefing will be held in collaboration with the Congressional Primary Care Caucus, which is co-chaired by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC). Panelists will discuss innovation and […]


February 2017 Update

Policymaker-focused Advertising Campaign Kicks Off in Washington, DC. Health is Primary is running advertising to raise awareness about the value of primary care among policymakers. Members of Congress will also receive state-specific “welcome kits” that highlight data and stories on how primary care delivers better health outcomes at a lower cost. Additional events will be […]