Dear UAFP Members, As the chapter staff of the Utah Academy of Family Physicians, we are honored to work for the most incredible group of frontline physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We always knew that family physicians had one of the most difficult and most important jobs (and not just in the field of healthcare),…

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By Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFPPresident of the Utah Academy of Family Physicians The world currently feels full of much uncertainty, especially regarding everyone’s health. The COVID-19 pandemic has overturned our lives. However, I want you to know that your family physicians have not abandoned you. We stand ready to assist you in all of…

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AAFP Launches Speak Out to Help Members Add Voices In the days leading up to President Donald Trump’s March 13 declaration that the U.S. outbreak of COVID-19(www.cdc.gov) constituted a national emergency, the AAFP was urging strong action in nearly daily communications to Congress and the White House Coronavirus Task Force.   This illustration reveals the ultrastructural morphology…

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Legislature Provides Ongoing Funding to Utah AHEC’s Health Professions Education Programs Salt Lake City, UT: With the finalization of the Utah state budget, the Utah Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program is pleased to announce that it has been granted $800,000 annual ongoing funding by the Utah Legislature. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Senator…

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UAFP is committed to supporting our members on the front lines of this pandemic, public health agencies, and government leaders in their strident efforts to keep our communities as safe and healthy as possible in this time of uncertainty. Family Physicians are the first line of treatment for ill patients. With the anticipated spread of…

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Preparation and prevention are now the focus as COVID-19 (www.cdc.gov) cases grow. To support your practice as the situation evolves, the AAFP is collecting resources that address family physician needs. We’re aligned with the CDC because we want to ensure the information AAFP offers is credible and helpful.  This information is intended to help you prepare your office…

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