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Maryann Martindale: Don’t say you support health care workers if you refuse to wear a mask

July 23, 2020

Originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune on July 23, 2020 It sounds like a broken record — wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stay home if you’re…

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UTAH STRONG Crisis Counseling Program Launches

July 2, 2020

The UTAH STRONG Crisis Counseling Program has been developed to assist people in finding ways to cope with stress caused by Coronavirus (COVID19). UTAH STRONG provides free crisis counseling services…

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Jessica Jones and José Rodriguez: The only thing that matters now is action

June 30, 2020

UAFP MEMBERS IN THE NEWS Originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune on June 30, 2020. “It sucks to be Black!” exclaimed a non-minority epidemiologist colleague to our class of…

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Masks Now Mandated in Public in Salt Lake and Summit Counties

June 26, 2020

INFORMATION ABOUT SALT LAKE COUNTY’S MANDATE: Information obtained from Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson’s Facebook Page: Wearing a face covering correctly is one of the easiest things we can…

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Utah Family Physicians Urge Significant Public Health Measures

June 23, 2020

Utah Academy of Family Physicians (UAFP) share the concerns in the recent memo State Epidemiologist, Dr. Angela Dunn, sent to state and local health officials, on the current status of…

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Letter from St. George doctors: Why we’re wearing masks and why you should too

June 10, 2020

Originally published in The Spectrum on 6/9/20. Editors note: This op-ed was submitted by a collection of St. George-area physicians and medical professionals. As physicians who live and practice in…

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What is an AAFP Commission? And Why Should I Be On One?

April 20, 2020

By Sarah Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is a member-driven organization and does amazing work on our behalf. AAFP Commissions are one of the…

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UTAH ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS URGES GOVERNOR TO ISSUE STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME ORDER

April 7, 2020

For Immediate ReleaseApril 07, 2020Contact: martindalemm@utahafp.org CALL TO ACTION: We encourage all Utahns to contact Governor Herbert today and ask him to please safeguard all Utahns by issuing a statewide…

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What Your Family Doctor Wants You To Know Right Now

March 20, 2020

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…

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Academy Pushes for Strong Federal Response to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

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…

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