IAFP News Bites
June 10, 2020
For the next several weeks we will be sending out IAFP News Bites every Wednesday. 

The weekly e-news will increase our ability to provide you COVID-19 updates in one central location.
COVID-19 Resources
With the global spread of COVID-19,  IAFP wishes to provide members with the most accurate information as the Coronavirus situation evolves and wishes to direct members to these trusted resources: 

coronavirus.iowa.gov The state of Iowa has released an updated dashboard that will be updated daily to include comprehensive tracking of COVID-19 in Iowa.
  CDC's Coronavirus Center for Healthcare Professionals:  Updated daily. Direct access to interim guidance on key issues, extensive health resources, etc.

  AAFP's Coronavirus Center: As more is being learned about the coronavirus infection, the AAFP has a team that is monitoring the situation on a daily basis and posting all relevant updates on its  dedicated COVID-19 resource . There is a lot of evolving, and sometimes inaccurate, information about the situation, so members can be confident that this page contains the most recent information they need that is aligned with the CDC and focused squarely on family medicine.

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH:  Provides a variety of resources for physicians, patients and the public.

We are also continually  adding links to resources and information to our IAFP COVID-19 website  that we think will benefit our members. 

HRSA Announces Additional 
Distributions from Provider Relief Fund for Eligible Providers
Yesterday, HRSA announced additional distributions from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs. HHS expects to distribute approximately $15 billion to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs and have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Allocation. More information can be found HERE.
Routine Immunization Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The CDC has issued  "Interim Guidance for Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic"  to help immunization providers in a variety of clinical settings plan for the safe vaccine administration during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance will be updated as  the  COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

T he IDPH has released a document titled  "Vaccinating During the COVID-19 Pandemic"   with important data and resources to assist your practice with immunizations.

AAFP to Hold  COVID-19 CME 
Webinar Tonight
Starting today, the AAFP will alternate the COVID-19 Webinar series and the COVID-19 Townhall every Wednesday. They will no longer be holding a Webinar on Friday evenings.

Tonight, Join Course Chair Nina Ahmad, MD, and former AAFP Vaccine Science Fellow John Merrill-Steskal, MD for "Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: Preventive Care in Your Practice." Learn about reestablishing essential preventive care services in your practice, determining which services can be introduced effectively through telehealth, and triaging patients who need in-person preventive care visits vs. telehealth visits. Tune in live on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT.

You can join the Webinar  HERE
State Mandated CME Survey  
The IAFP is planning for state-mandated CME webinars. The webinar topics will be on End-of-Life and Pain Management. They will be 2-2.5 hours in length. Please provide feedback to help us better plan by taking the survey below.

IAFP Call for Resolutions  
Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the governance and political process of the American Academy of Family Physicians. If you have a topic you are interested in addressing then we encourage you to submit a resolution for consideration by the IAFP Board of Directors. IAFP can help guide you through the process of writing your resolution. Click HERE f or resources and more information. Resolutions are due June 30th. 
AAFP National Student and Resident Conference Going Virtual
In light of COVID-19 and with respect to the health and safety of all involved, National Conference is going virtual. The AAFP is committed to investing in the students and residents that represent the future of family medicine. Thanks to innovative technology, this can't-miss event will continue to offer attendees educational workshops, inspiring main stage sessions, access to family medicine residency programs, and more. Learn more and register HERE.
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Katie Cox, Deputy  Executive Vice President , kcox@iaafp.org
Kelly Scallon, Director of Education and Advocacy, kscallon@iaafp.org