Archive for September 2019

Congress of Delegates Day 4

By Sarah Woolsey, UAFP Alternate Delegate Gratitude and Inspiration The final day of Congress! Our delegates voted, awards were announced for outstanding contributors to the field, and once again, the body of this AAFP Congress has come together with a course for the certain future that is meaningful, inclusive, and directed to health for ALL.…

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Congress of Delegates Day 3

By Jesse Spencer, UAFP Delegate Greetings from Philadelphia, day #3!  We are having a great time advocating for our patients and for our peers, surrounded by like-minded people who radiate passion for our craft. It’s hard to summarize but I thought I would try my hand at a haiku to mix it up a bit.…

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Congress of Delegates Day 2

By Chad Spain, UAFP Alternate Delegate Day 2 greetings from the 2019 Congress of Delegates in Philadelphia, home of the LIberty Bell, Independence Hall and the famous Eastern State (haunted) Penitentiary (which I most certainly visited). Below I’ll offer highlights of the messages from AAFP leadership in addition to key points surrounding testimony on 2019 resolutions.…

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Congress of Delegates Day 1

By Kirsten Stoesser, UAFP Delegate Greeting from sunny Philadelphia for the 2019 AAFP Congress of Delegates (COD)! Your representatives for the Utah constituency include myself  (Kirsten Stoesser MD) and Jesse Spencer MD as Delegates, and Chad Spain MD and Sarah Woolsey MD as Alternate Delegates. Today, Sunday September 22nd, launched the first day of the 4-day…

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2019 Congress of Delegates

Next week, delegates from across the country will meet in Philadelphia where policy resolutions will be presented and debated, and delegates will vote in support or opposition. These resolutions help determine the strategic policy decisions of both the national organization and local chapters and are used to help inform our legislative and policy efforts. 2019-2020…

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UDOH Seeks Input on Proposed Medical Cannabis Program Fees

What: The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) will host a public hearing to seek input on proposed fees in the Medical Cannabis Program. The program will be funded entirely by fees, and the UDOH encourages anyone with an interest in the program to attend the hearing and provide feedback. Proposed fees include, but are not…

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Kyle Bradford Jones: Medical system should put more energy into primary care

Not surprisingly, polls have shown that health care costs should be one of the top priorities for our nation to tackle. Given the time spent discussing it by 2020 presidential candidates, it certainly will remain atop the list of policy priorities for the foreseeable future. Health care is expensive. We spend over $3 trillion a…

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CDC Provides Interim Guidance, Update on Vaping Illness

No Single Product Linked to All Cases of Lung Disease As of Sept. 6, 33 states and one U.S. territory had reported more than 450 cases of severe lung illnesses possibly associated with use of e-cigarette products (i.e., devices, liquids, refill pods and cartridges) to the CDC. Five related deaths have been confirmed in California, Illinois, Indiana,…

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