Summary and slides available

    Thank you to all who were able to join us for a successful and informative meeting.
    For those who were unable to join us live, we have posted a brief summary of the meeting as well as the slides that were presented.

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    WAFP Members Appointed to AAFP Commissions

    The WAFP would like to congratulate the following members on their appointments to AAFP Commissions.

    Joanna Bisgrove, MD, FAAFP will serve on the AAFP Delegation to the AMA.

    Andrea Gavin, MD will serve on the AAFP Commission on Governamental Advocacy.

    David Olson, MD, FAAFP will serve on the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

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    Recommendations for the Use of Influenza Vaccine

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has released their recommendations for the use of the influenza vaccine for the 2015-2016 flu season.

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    WAFP Testimony on Mental Healthcare Coordination Bill

    WAFP Legislative Co-chair Ken Schellhase, MD recently visited the Capitol to testify on behalf of the academy in support of legislation aimed to help facilitate "greater coordination of care, greater access to care and more efficient healthcare delivery for those suffering from mental illness". 

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    Family Medicine for America's Health recently released their goals for transforming the nation's primary care system. Visit the link below to learn more about their six key goals and strategic agenda. 

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     Eitrheim 2015




    The WAFP is deeply saddened by the passing of Dave Eitrheim, MD.

    Practicing in Menomonie, Dave was long involved in service to the WAFP and Family Medicine in Wisconsin, including serving many years on the WAFP Board of Directors, culminating in recent terms as WAFP President and Board Chair. 

    Founded in November of 2014, the David C. Eitrheim, MD Rural Resident Scholarship is given annually to a first year resident in a Wisconsin residency program who demonstrates an interest and commitment to rural family medicine.


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Health is Primary

Health is Primary is a three-year communications campaign to advocate for the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care, and engage patients in our health care system.

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The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians - Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians, a statewide association of more than 2700 members.

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Legislative Update

Wisconsin must add 100 new physicians per year to avoid a shortfall of 2,000 physicians by 2030. The Academy seeks to aid lawmakers in meeting the state's health care demands.

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