CLICK HERE to view FAFP's COVID-19 webinar on the topic of "Thriving During the COVID-19 Marathon!" The program addressed several issues (see below) that contributed to the obvious COVID-19 fatigue plaguing family physicians across both Florida and throughout the nation. Panelists included the following family physician leaders: Peter Carek, MD; John Gross, MD, and Marueen Padden, MD.
1. What has been your biggest challenge during the past 5 months?
2. How has your practice and/or responsibilities changed as a family physician?
3. What poses the biggest threat to you and your patients in the coming months of the prolonged pandemic?
4. How are you staying healthy (e.g., mentally, physically, etc.) as well as encouraging your family physician peers in Florida and across the country?
CLICK HERE to join leaders from the FAFP and the FL Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics discuss how family physicians and pediatricians can help families make the right decisions in terms of whether returning to school in-person is appropriate and, if so, how to keep them safe and healthy regardless of their learning environment. This webinar is intended to stay focused on science and quality patient care, not politics, with the presenters focusing on the questions below and addressing associated discussions with parents and their children.
How can physicians help parents prepare their children for the school year, either virtually or in-person
How can parents keep their children safe and healthy in virtual or in-person learning environments (e.g., masks, distancing, exercise, nutrition etc.)?
How important are vaccinations and routine follow-up pre/post return to school?
What is the best way to counsel parents when their child is sent home from school with symptoms and returning to school after recovery?
How can physicians help parents support their children from a stress and resilience perspective?
What are some recommendations for helping parents with special needs children navigate unique learning environments?
LISTEN NOW to FAFP's Town Hall Meeting: Advocacy, COVID and FM Reimagined webinar which was held on Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 8:00 - 9:00pm.
Listen to brief presentations by our experts on topics such as scope of practice expansion for NPs and pharmacists, how the FAFP has been assisting and will continue to support family physicians through the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape in Florida will impact FAFP members five to ten years in the future. Most importantly, FAFP members can share their views and concerns to assist the leadership in making certain Academy priorities remain in alignment.
Speakers: FAFP President Dr. Christie Alexander; COVID-19 Task Force Chair Dr. Chris Scuderi; and FAFP Lobbyist Mr. Jim Daughton, Esq.
FAFP's webinar on COVID-19 Webinar: National Advocacy for Family Physicians during COVID-19 crisis was held on Thursday, April 30, 2020, from 8:00 - 9:00pm. To view the webinar, CLICK HERE.
The following learning objectives were addressed:
Discuss the impact of the CARES Act stimulus package, from distribution to effectiveness for family physicians, and what to expect with COVID 4
Address current national public and private insurance payments and policies impacting family physicians during the crisis and how broad-based prospective payment would support primary care infrastructure in the future
Provide your personal perspectives, as the incoming AAFP EVP, regarding how family medicine continues to grow and thrive in the next decade - post COVID-19
Speaker: R. Shawn Martin, AAFP Sr. VP - Advocacy, Practice Advancement & Policy
National Advocacy for Family Physicians during COVID-19 Crisis