Interested in Being Considered for WAFP Leadership? Let Us Know!

WAFP’s Nominating Committee is tasked with identifying nominees to run for open leadership positions. The 2025 Nominating Committee will begin its work later this year; elections will be held at the 2025 House of Delegates in April. But the Nominating Committee doesn’t just draw names out of a hat. It identifies capable and interested members…

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Nominate your Rural Health Hero

The Washington State Department of Health is accepting nominations for the 2024 Rural Health Heroes awards starting on July 10 and ending on Sept. 4. Organizations, teams, and individuals are eligible for nomination. If you’re not sure what qualifies as local, DOH recommends using RHIHub’s Am I Rural? Tool. Winners will be selected by the…

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PNWU’s Ahlm to Display Poster at 2024 National Conference

Allie Ahlm, a second-year osteophathic medical student at PNWU, will have her poster displayed at the 2024 AAFP National Conference in Kansas City, MO, from Aug. 1-3. A total of 50 posters were selected among entries from AAFP medical student and resident members. Ahlm’s poster is titled, “Sensitivity and Specificity of Waist-to-Height Ratio in Screening…

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AAFP Releases Resources for Public Health Integration

The American Academy of Family Physicians has released new resources to help family physicians integrate public health into their practice. The page features links to separate pages to learn how to team with colleagues in public health, a family physician public health partnership guide, and a community collaboration guide. In 2021, the WAFP brought a…

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Save the Date: 2025 Student & Resident Retreat

The WAFP Foundation will host the 2025 Student & Resident Retreat on Jan. 25-26, 2025, again at the Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth. Registration will open later in 2024. If you’d like to be alerted when that happens, complete our short form and we’ll send you an email!

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Registration Open for KSA on Pain Medicine

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 26, for a virtual KSA on pain medicine. Registration is now open! If you’ve never attended a KSA before, these CME events are sponsored by the American Board of Family Medicine. Attendees complete a 60-question knowledge self-assessment (KSA) as a group, and the sessions are led by a moderator and…

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WMC Seeks Members from 8th, 10th Congressional Districts

The Washington Medical Commission is seeking commission members from the 8th (represented by Rep. Kim Schrier) and 10th (Rep. Marilyn Strickland) Congressional Districts. To identify your congressional district, use the “Find Your Representative” tool in the upper right of the House of Representatives’ homepage. To be eligible, you must have an active allopathic license, have…

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2024 House of Delegates Elects New WAFP Leadership

WENATCHEE — New leadership for the Washington Academy of Family Physicians was elected and sworn in at the 2024 House of Delegates at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Carla Ainsworth, MD, MPH, of Seattle, was sworn in as president by the AAFP visitor, president-elect Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP, of Colorado Springs. The full elected leadership of…

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Get Ready for the 2024 House of Delegates!

WAFP’s House of Delegates is the organization’s annual meeting where members elect new leaders and debate policy proposals. WAFP’s leadership, committees, and staff will continue work throughout the year on those proposals approved by the House of Delegates. Topics of this year’s proposals (called resolutions) include continuity of care, crisis pregnancy centers, expedited partner treatment,…

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Upcoming KSA: Care of Women

The WAFP will host the Care of Women KSA on Saturday, April 27, in Wenatchee. Registration is open, so join us today! The Care of Women KSA focuses on having a better understanding of the unique health care needs as well as common medical conditions experienced by gender-identified women including gynecologic conditions and reproductive health,…

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