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

June 30, 2020

UAFP MEMBERS IN THE NEWSOriginally 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 graduate…

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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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April 7, 2020

For Immediate ReleaseApril 07, 2020Contact: 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( constituted a national emergency, the…

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Utah AHEC Program Receives $800,000 Appropriation

March 13, 2020

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)…

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COVID-19 Resources and Utah State Coronavirus Task Force Updates

March 12, 2020

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…

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