August 30, 2023

Hurricane Idalia Response

Prior to hurricane Idalia's landfall, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 23-171 declaring a state of emergency in Alachua, Bay, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, and Wakulla counties.  Under a state of emergency, Floridians are permitted to receive early prescription refills regardless of typical limits.  

FAFP members adversely impacted by the storm are encouraged to reach out to the FAFP to coordinate any assistance that is made available to support the local medical community. The FAFP has been communicating with the AAFP Foundation and the International Medical Corps who already have an emergency response team in North Florida providing healthcare services and deploying resources in coordination with the Florida Department of Health. The FAFP remains hopeful for everyone's safety during Idalia and all future storms this season.

Register Now for the Virtual ABFM KSA Study Group - Care of Hospitalized Patients

Register now for a stand-alone Virtual KSA Study Group (Care of Hospitalized Patients) on Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 pm EST. CLICK HERE to register. Deadline to register is Monday, October 2, 2023; 11:59 pm EST.


You will earn 10 certification points and 8 enduring (not live) CME credits after successful completion of each KSA; ABFM will award these certification points and enduring CME credits.

Before you register:

Please check your ABFM Physician Portfolio to make sure that you are eligible to take this KSA topic. Visit the ABFM website:, or call the support number at 1-877-223-7437 if you need help determining what modules you need.

JEDI Advisory Council - FAFP Members Wanted

The FAFP is seeking applications from members interested in serving on the JEDI Advisory Council. The council will consider internal and external policies and actions that ensure the FAFP is an organization committed to a culture that fully respects justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) across the Academy’s membership, leadership/governance, educational activities, and the community at large. The council will meet at least twice per year and report to the FAFP Board of Directors. Members interested are requested to complete a brief survey that includes your contact information and a short description of why you wish to serve. The deadline for responses is Friday, September 1, 2023. Any questions can be directed to FAFP EVP, Jay Millson (

Room Block and Registration Opening Soon - 2023 Family Medicine Winter Summit

Online registration and the hotel room block for the 2023 FAFP Family Medicine Winter Summit will be opening soon! The meeting is scheduled for December 8-10, 2023 at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, and will be held as a hybrid event, combining a traditional in-person meeting with a virtual platform via live streaming. The


CLICK HERE for a full list of FAFP CME meetings.

August Member Spotlight - Dr. Del Carter

"My passion for family medicine dates back to my upbringing in rural Bloomfield, Indiana – the quintessential small-town USA where a family doctor was the only physician in town. My experiences there taught me the importance of hard work, honesty, strong patient rapport, continuity of care, and access to care."

CLICK HERE to read more.

Staying One Step Ahead of Flu Season

Atlantic Health Partners

The end of summer is a great time to act early and start discussing the flu vaccine with your patients. Proactive discussions can help your community build stronger immunity against the flu this upcoming season. CLICK HERE to read more

Guide: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children 6 Months and Older

Additional Resources

AAFP Geriatric Medicine Live Course - October 5-8

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