Seventh Annual LGBTQIA2S Health Symposium: Primary Care and Family Planning for LGBTQIA2S Families

Friday, April 5, 20247:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. PTSwedish Cherry Hill and Simultaneous Live, Virtual Broadcast Providence Swedish’s Seventh Annual LGBTQIA2S+ Health Symposium will focus on the provision of primary preventive care, sexual health counseling, reproductive health, and family planning for our LGBTQIA+ communities. The current climate has made it difficult to provide care to…

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Resident Scholarships Available for WSMA Leadership Conference

The WAFP Foundation is excited to offer up to 20 scholarships to attend the WSMA Leadership Conference in Chelan on May 17-18, 2024.  Why do you want to attend? To quote Dr. Katina Rue, a family physician and the immediate past WSMA president, “The Leadership Development Conference features an outstanding lineup of speakers, all experts in…

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Nominations Open for WAFP Family Medicine Educator of the Year

Do you know a family medicine educator who has positively impacted their community, students, and residents? If an educator has inspired you, please consider nominating them. The WAFP Foundation wants to celebrate educators who exhibit the highest standards of medical care, training, collaborative leadership, and professionalism in their work with residents, students, colleagues, and patients. Nominate someone…

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Registration is Open for the 2024 Student & Resident Retreat!

WAFP resident and medical student members: Registration is now open for the 2024 Student & Resident Retreat, sponsored by the WAFP Foundation. The retreat will be held Feb. 10-11 in Leavenworth. We hope you will join us for a weekend of learning and connection! When registering, you will have the opportunity to stay in your…

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Free Reminder/Recall Letter Template for Pediatric Vaccinations

The Washington State Department of Health and Vax Northwest (an initiative of Within Reach), in collaboration with the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, have created a reminder/recall letter template that clinics and physicians can use for immunizations and well child visits. The template comes with messages in 11 languages (English, Spanish, Arabic,…

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AAFP Congress of Delegates Considers Final WAFP Resolution

CHICAGO — During the final session of the 2023 Congress of Delegates, held Oct. 27, the Congress opted to refer WAFP’s resolution on access to doulas to the AAFP Board of Directors for further study. The Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement heard testimony both in support in opposition to the WAFP resolution, which would have…

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AAFP Congress of Delegates Considers Resolutions from Washington

CHICAGO — During the third session of the 2023 AAFP Congress of Delegates, held at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, the Congress took action on two resolutions submitted by WAFP. The first resolution concerned increased access to methadone as a treatment for opioid use disorder. As submitted by WAFP, the resolution would have directed…

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Accepting Nominations for the WAFP Board

Nominate yourself or others for open positions on the WAFP Board! Participating on the board is a terrific way to be involved. Members set the Academy’s strategic plan and advocate for issues important to family medicine. Interested? Complete this form (it is short!) to nominate yourself or someone else. Questions? email WAFP staff at info@wafp.net.

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Child WCV 2023 Clinic Resources

The Department of Health has new resources for 2023 for those serving Medicaid Managed Care patients aged 21 and under. The MCOs and the DOH have collaborated to compile a list of the currently offered 2023 rewards parents can earn for clinics to use when reminding parents that their child is due or overdue for…

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Take AAFP’s Survey to Inform Its New Compensation Comparison Dashboard

The American Academy of Family Physicians invites members to fill out an anonymous, 10-minute survey on salary, benefits, and work satisfaction. Your responses will help build a database that, when launched, will be searchable by state, gender, and other factors, allowing members to compensation for peers in similar professional circumstances. The survey will be open…

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