The University of Washington Department of Family Medicine 50th Anniversary Speaker Series continues on April 29, with Daytheon Sturges, MPAS, PA-C, CAHIMS, CHES . His talk, “Their Eyes were and STILL are on the Prize: The Parallel of 50 years of DFM and America’s JEDI History,” outlines pioneering efforts as the UW DFM journeys toward justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Sturges has…

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Join your colleagues for two days of learning. CME credit pending; offered free to WAFP members. Register for one or both days. Click here to register for the May 7 sessions.  Click here to register for the May 8 sessions.  Featured speakers on May 7 include Dr. Tochi Iroku-Malize, AAFP Director, speaking on COVID-19’s long haul effects; Dr.…

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Via AAFP: A new free resource is available for AAFP members who care for patients with chronic pain. The AAFP Chronic Pain Toolkit, developed by the Academy with partial funding from a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant and published online in February, provides family physicians with an assortment of items to aid in the…

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The Washington State Health Care Authority is exploring development of a statewide electronic health records system. The first step is survey to ascertain interest and potential viability. The program would aim to offer solutions to providers which have historically been ineligible for federal funding to implement EHRs. HCA’s announcement has more information. If you have…

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Join us Thursday, May 6, for the 2021 House of Delegates! There is no cost to participate. Registration is now open The House of Delegates is the pre-eminent decision-making body for WAFP; it deliberates Academy policy for the coming year and elects WAFP leadership. If you’re a WAFP member in good standing, you’re eligible to…

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2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1971 founding of the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine. To mark the occasion, the department is planning a monthly virtual speaker series to highlight some of the graduates, alumni, and members of the UW and WWAMI family medicine community as well as their successes and the wisdom they…

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Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s emergency order regarding telehealth has been extended to Jan. 10. The order directs all state-regulated health insurers to: Continue coverage for providing telehealth via methods including telephone and video chat tools such as Facetime, Facebook Messenger video chat, Google Hangout video, Skype, and Go-to-Meeting. Cover all medically necessary diagnostic testing…

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The Bree Collaborative Primary Care Workgroup has issued draft recommendations, which are intended as a step towards system-wide and individual-level changes to support payment reform and build a health care system that truly meets the needs of a diverse population. The workgroup’s goal is to foster a common understanding of primary care: defining primary care,…

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The Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Washington State Nurses Association will host a series of infection prevention and control seminars starting on Wednesday, Dec. 16., at 7 a.m. The 30-minute sessions, held via Zoom, continue every other Wednesday morning at the same time through March (Jan. 13 and 27, Feb.…

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