We’ve added a new page that will be updated regularly with the most current information about the COVID-19 pandemic that’s relevant for family physicians. You can view the COVID-19 page here.

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The Washington State Department of Health is presenting a flu updates webinar on September 23, 2020, from noon to 1:00 p.m. PDT. Register for the webinar here. During the webinar, a variety of flu-related topics will be discussed, including: Updated flu epidemiology Flu vaccine availability Ordering flu vaccine in the Immunization Information System Flu communication…

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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and your state chapter need your help to improve health equity in your state. By completing this short survey, you will help us better understand how to address health inequity in your communities. Our goal is to identify passionate family physicians and other “health equity champions” with whom…

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Washington state legislators approved extending telemedicine payment parity  proclamation 20-29 through October 1, 2020.  The proclamation, which has been extended multiple times, implemented Senate Bill 5385 in advance of its January 1, 2021 effective date in response to the increase in use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The WAFP and other associations – notably…

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If you didn’t see it in your inbox, you can read it here. Let us know what you think of the new format! Send an email to Brian Hunsicker, WAFP’s director of external affairs, at brian@wafp.net.

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The Washington Health Care Authority purchased Zoom licenses so that providers can connect with their patients remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency still has a number of these licenses available. Providers who serve patients on Apple Health, are in small practices, and serve high need populations are encouraged to apply. To request a Zoom…

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We invite you to start planning now for a PPE purchasing opportunity, which will be open from Aug. 24th through Sep. 2nd. All AAFP/WAFP members (including students and residents) will be able to purchase items such as N95 masks, gowns and face shields. Orders must be shipped within the United States. As many small and…

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We recently became aware of significant delays in obtaining COVID-19 test results from some of the large commercial labs. This is very concerning because obtaining test results quickly is critical for informing our contact tracing efforts and containing the spread of the virus. Below is a list of Washington-based labs that have confirmed their willingness…

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