February 3, 2021
CME Live Webinar: COVID-19 Updates for Family Medicine 2021
The FAFP's next installment of its COVID-19 webinar series entitled "COVID-19 Updates for Family Medicine 2021: Testing, Treatment, and Vaccinations" will be presented on Thursday, February 4, 2021, from 8:00-9:00 pm ET. Join Drs. Daniel Van Durme and Julia Weeks as they discuss testing, treatment, and vaccinations for COVID. This 1-hour webinar will be offered as a CME internet live course, not enduring. To earn CME credit for this webinar, you must be a FAFP member. 

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Capitol Update - Interim Committee Weeks #2
Week two is in the books and week three is underway this week. Attached is the latest report coming out of Tallahassee with much happening regarding COVID-19 response, glitch bills cleaning up previous legislation (e.g., pelvic exams), and of course scope of practice expansion. CLICK HERE to read the latest update!
New FAFP Board Member Appointed
Dr. Danielle Carter's recent election to the AAFP Board of Directors for 2020-2021 created an opening on the FAFP Board of Directors which has been filled by Dr. Stephen M. Quintero from Tallahassee, FL. Officially appointed by FAFP President Dr. John Gross on Friday January 29, Dr. Quintero, who is an Associate Professor and Medical Director of School of Physician Assistant Practice at the FSU College of Medicine, will serve out the final year remaining on Dr. Carter's three year term on the board (2019-2021). Congratulations and welcome to the FAFP Board Dr. Quintero!
January Member Spotlight - Dr. Tisha Van Pelt
"I have been told that intern year is the most difficult year that a physician will overcome. Getting your notes done before rounds while answering pages is daunting enough without facing a world-wide pandemic, balancing the economic crisis, and fighting for social justice. We all find happiness in several different ways, and I wanted to share how I have found happiness through my many different families over this last year. The first family I want to tell you about is the dearest one to me."

CLICK HERE to read more.
Medical Learner Safety and Wellness during Pandemic Crisis
While originally adopted last April, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) board of directors recently updated Academy policy regarding Medical Learner Safety and Wellness During a Pandemic Crisis during its January meeting. The update emphasized the need to recognize medical students as essential members of the healthcare team that should be vaccinated during the earliest stage of any pandemic. The FAFP supports this policy and appreciates the contributions our over 1,500 medical student members have made during the COVID-19 crisis. 
Download FAFP's New COVID-19 Poster
The FAFP is offering COVID-19 vaccine posters to use in your practice! Check out the FAFP's latest poster on COVID vaccines: 

"Contact the Florida Department of Health's (DOH) new telephone support line for seniors (ages 65 and above) and frontline healthcare workers to request COVID-19 vaccine appointments! Main number (866) 201-6313 -  TTY number is (833) 476-1526. Following are more resources to guide you and your patients through the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine rollout."

CLICK HERE to view all COVID-19 posters.
Florida Healthy Kids Announces Cybersecurity Breach
Healthy Kids recently announced a cybersecurity incident in December 2020 where applicant and enrollee information (e.g., SS#, DOB, email and mailing addresses) may have been compromised. FAFP members with patients enrolled with Healthy Kids should encourage the individuals to visit the Healthy Kids website for more information.
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