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News About UAFP’s CME & Ski Conference

September 15, 2020

Over the past six years, “CME & Ski” has become one of UAFP’s signature events. Since its inception in 2015, we have had hundreds of speakers and attendees join us…

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AAFP “In the Trenches” – Congress Got a Shot of FP Expertise to Boost Immunizations

September 1, 2020

Dramatic, alarming, dangerous — for months, experts quoted widely in national press outlets have used these words to describe 2020’s ebb of vaccination coverage. As of May, the CDC had already…

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UAFP Opposes Proposed Relaxed Standards for Utah Dept. Of Health Leadership

August 19, 2020

The Utah Academy of Family Physicians strongly opposes the proposed legislation SB6006 to alter the current job requirements of Director of the Utah Department of Health. Regardless of the ongoing…

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AAFP Member Purchase Opportunity for Hard-to-Find PPE

August 11, 2020

August 10, 2020 01:52 pm News Staff – A new collaboration between the AAFP and Project N95 will help Academy members secure personal protective equipment — even in hard-to-find small quantities — during…

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Mark Greenwood, MD for UMA President-Elect

August 11, 2020

At this year’s annual Utah Medical Association (UMA) House of Delegates, members of UMA will have the opportunity to vote for new officers including president-elect. UAFP is proud to support…

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News Concerning Cognitive Screening Tools – The MoCA and SLUMS

August 7, 2020

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) has been monetized. As of September 1st, 2020, caregivers will no longer be permitted to administer the MoCA without having first completed the official MoCA…

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Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine—Southern Utah Recognized by AAFP for Program of Excellence in Family Medicine

August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020 — The Student Association of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians of the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine—Southern Utah (RVUCOM-SU) was recently recognized by…

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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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