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Joint Letter to Congress Calling on Legislation that Supports and Sustains Physicians ...

...March 20, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House of Representatives House Republican Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 U.S. Capitol Building, H-204 Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-COVID19Priorities-032020.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress from CDC Coalition on FY2020 - March 4, 2019

...APHA • 800 I Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001-3710 • 202-777-2514 • www.cdccoalition.org CDC Coalition March 4, 2019 The Honorable Rosa DeLauro The Honorable Tom Cole Chair Ranking Member House Appropriations Subcommittee House Appropriations Subcommittee on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-Congress-CDCCoalitionFY2020-030419.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress in Support of an Increased Medicaid FMAP and Suspension of ...

...July 10, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader, United States Senate U.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Minority Leader, United States Senate U.S. Capitol Building, Room S-224 Washington, DC 20510...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Congress-IncreasedMedicaidFMAP-071020.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Leadership Urging CHIP Refunding - January 10, 2018

...January 10, 2018 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Chuck Schumer United States Senate United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi United States House of Representatives United States...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-CongressLeadership-CHIP-011018.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on AHRQ Primary Care Research Center Request - April 2, 2019

...April 2, 2019 The Honorable Roy Blunt The Honorable Patty Murray Committee on Appropriations Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Services, Education and Related Agencies...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-Congress-AHRQPrimaryCareResearchCenterRequest-040219.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on COVID-19 and Reducing Maternal Health Disparities - June 9,...

...Equitable Maternal Health Coalition c/o March of Dimes | 1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 1300 | Arlington, VA 22202 June 9, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-Congress-ReducingMaternalHealthDisparities-060920.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on PAMA Data Reporting - July 17, 2019

...July 17, 2019 The Honorable Charles Grassley The Honorable Ron Wyden Chairman Ranking Member Senate Committee on Finance Senate Committee on Finance 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-PAMADataReporting-071719.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on Telehealth Principles - July 1, 2020

...Page 1 July 1, 2020 The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-Congress-TelehealthHELP-070120.pdf

Joint letter to Congress on the Kid’s Access to Primary Care Act of 2020 - March 9, 2020

...1 March 9, 2020 The Honorable Kim Schrier U.S. House of Representatives 1123 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Brian Fitzpatrick U.S. House of Representatives 1722 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kathy Castor...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Congress-KidsAccessPrimaryCareAct-030920.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on the Provider Rellief Fund - June 25, 2020

...1 June 25, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-Congress-ProviderReliefFund-062520.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on Zika Readiness Funding - April 5, 2016

The AAFP joins 67 organizations in a letter urging emergency Zika virus readiness funding.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-CON-Zika-040516.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Opposing FDA Cigar Exemption - February 25, 2015

Joint letter to the U.S. House of Representatives expressing strong opposition to H.R. 662, legislation that would exempt many cigars from regulation under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA). The letter calls for the FDA to retain oversight authority over all ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Con-Cigars-022515.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Opposing HR 2058 - December 2, 2015

Joint letter to Congress opposing HR 2058, a bill that would exempt e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from FDA Review.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Congress-FDADeeming-120215.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Supporting the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of...

...September 9, 2019 Dear Members of Congress: The undersigned patient, physician, health care professional, and other health care stakeholder organizations strongly support the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107) recently introduced...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-Congress-HR3107SignOn-090919.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on COVID Vaccine Funding - June 1, 2020

...June 1, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Congress-COVIDVaccineInfrastructure-060120.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on FMAP Policy - June 2, 2020

...The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-Congress-FMAPPolicy-060220.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging Passage of the Preventing Maternal Deaths ...

...Page 1 of 3 November 14, 2018 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-CongressLeaders-PreventingMaternalDeathsAct-111418.pdf

Joint Letter to Congressional Leadership on Potential Phase 4 Coronavrius Relief Bill -...

...April 15, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader U.S. Capitol Building, H-230 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Republican...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-FinalCOVID4-041520.pdf

Joint Letter to Deputy Director Homan Regarding ICE Procedures for Pregnant Women - ...

...March 30, 2018 The Honorable Thomas Homan Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 500 12th St, SW Washington, DC 20536 Dear Acting Director Homan: On behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-DeputyDirectorHoman-033018.PDF

Joint Letter to DHS Supporting the Release of Children, Parents, and Caregivers from ...

...July 16, 2020 The Honorable Chad Wolf Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 The Honorable Matthew Albence Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-DHS-FRCRelease-071620.pdf

Joint Letter to DoT on Federal Diabetes Exemption Program - December 7, 2015

Letter to the Department of Transportation urging they allow primary care physicians the ability to complete exemption forms for commercial drivers with diabetes

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-DoT-Diabetes-120715.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS and CMS Calling for a Prospective Payment Model for Physicians - ...

...March 26, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services US Department of Health and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-CMS-PeriodicInterimPayments-032620.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Financial Relief Need for Medicaid Physicians During COVID-19 - ...

...1 April 28, 2020 Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Financial Relief for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, Pediatricians, and Family Physicians Dear Secretary Azar: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HHS-COVIDReliefFunds-042820.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Medicaid Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic - May 19, 2020

...May 19, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: Community-based, primary care is the foundation for ensuring our health care system delivers accessible, high-quality, affordable care. Primary care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicaid/LT-HHS-PrimaryCareFundingPriority-051920.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s Seniors ...

...October 29, 2019 The Honorable Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: The undersigned organizations represent the hundreds of thousands of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-HHS-ProtectingImprovingMedicareSeniorsEO-102919.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on Race and Ethnicity Data Collection During COVID-19 Pandemic - ...

...April 3, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Data Collection and Public Release by HHS Agencies of COVID-19 Testing, Hospitalization, and Mortality by Race...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-RaceEthnicityDataCollection-040320.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS Urging CDC Support Amid COVID-19 - July 1, 2020

...July 1, 2020 The Honorable Alex M. Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar, Our organizations have been directly involved in the fight against the coronavirus...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HHS-CDCSupportCOVID-070120.pdf

Joint Letter to House and Senate Leadership on Gun Reform - September 5, 2019

...September 5, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Mitch McConnell Speaker Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Congress-GunReform-090519.pdf

Joint Letter to House on CDC GVP Research Funding - February 21, 2019

...February 21, 2019 Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey Ranking Member Kay Granger U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Committee on Appropriations Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro Ranking...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-House-CDC-GVPResearchFunding-022119.pdf

Joint Letter to House on PCORI Reauthorization - May 13, 2019

...May 13, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone Chairman House Committee on Energy and Commerce 2125 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Greg Walden Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce 2322-A Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-House-PCORIReauthorization-051319.pdf

Joint Letter to House on PCORI Reauthorization - May 13, 2019

...May 13, 2019 The Honorable Chuck Grassley The Honorable Ron Wyden Chairman Ranking Member Senate Finance Committee Senate Finance Committee 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/pcori/LT-Senate-PCORIReauthorization-051319.pdf

Joint Letter to Military Committees on FY 2020 NDAA - July 19, 2019

...July 19, 2019 The Honorable James Inhofe, Chairman The Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member Senate Armed Services Committee Senate Armed Services Committee 228 Russell Senate Office Building 228 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-DoD-SupportingHouseNDAASection716-071919.pdf

Joint Letter to National Council on State Boards of Nursing regarding APRN Compact - ...

...May 10, 2018 Katherine Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN President National Council of State Boards of Nursing 111 East Wacker Drive Suite 2900 Chicago, IL 60601 Dear Ms. Thomas: The undersigned organizations, representing national specialty and state medical societies, are writing to request that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-NCSBN-APRNCompact-051018.pdf

Joint Letter to ONC on Information Blocking - August 6, 2018

...August 6, 2018 Donald Rucker, MD National Coordinator Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services 330 C St SW, Floor 7 Washington, DC 20201 Daniel R. Levinson Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-InfoBlocking-080618.pdf

Joint Letter to Sec. Tom Price on FDA Deeming Rule - May 17, 2017

...May 17, 2017 The Honorable Thomas E. Price, M.D. Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Price: We write to express our concern that the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-HHS-FDADeeming-051717.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate Committee of Appropirations on FY20 Title X - July 3, 2019

...July 3, 2019 Senator Richard Shelby Chairman Senate Committee of Appropriations Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Roy Blunt Chairman Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Patrick Leahy Vice Chairman Senate...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-SenAppropriationsSub-FY20TitleX-070319.pdf

Joint Letter to Senate on CDC GVP Research Funding - February 21, 2019

...February 21, 2019 Chairman Richard Shelby Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Chairman Roy Blunt Ranking Member Patty Murray Subcommittee on Labor,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Senate-CDC-GVPResearchFunding-0221019.pdf

Joint Letter to Senators Cortez Masto and Roberts on the Rural ACO Improvement Act ...

...October 22, 2019 The Honorable Catherine Cortez Masto United States Senate 516 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Pat Roberts United States Senate 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Cortez Masto and Roberts, On behalf...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-SensCortezMastoRoberts-RuralGlitch-10222019.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA Calling for Public Disclosure of E-cig Applications - April 23,...

...1 April 23, 2020 Dr. Stephen Hahn, M.D. Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002 RE: Disclosure of Tobacco Products for Which Premarket Applications Filed by the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-PremarketReviewDisclosure-042320.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on a Potential Illicit Trade - July 16, 2018

...1 July 16, 2018 Dockets Management Staff [HFA-305] Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Docket No. FDA-2018-N-0529, Draft Concept Paper: Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products After Implementation of a Food and Drug...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-IllicitTrade-071618.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on Compounded Drug Products - August 13, 2019

...August 13, 2019 Janet Woodcock, M.D. Director Center for Drug Evaluation and Research U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, Maryland 20993 Dear Dr. Woodcock: On behalf of our members, the undersigned organizations write to thank the U.S. Food and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-FDA-CompoundedDrugProducts-081319.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on Policy for Certain Deemed Products - April 30, 2019

...April 30, 2019 Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 RE: Comments in Docket No. FDA-2019-D-0661, Modifications to Compliance Policy for Certain Deemed Tobacco Products The undersigned organizations submit these...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-PublicHealthGroupsFDADraftGuidance-043019.pdf

Joint Letter to the First Lady on e-Cigarettes - September 24, 2019

...September 24, 2019 First Lady Melania Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mrs. Trump: Our organizations thank you for raising the alarm about the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use in the United States and for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FLOTUS-SupportPlanRemoveFlavoredeCigs-092419.pdf

Joint Letter to the House Ways and Means Leadership on Surprise Billing - February 7, 2019

...February 7, 2019 The Honorable Richard E. Neal Chairman Committee on Ways and Means 1102 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin P. Brady Ranking Member Committee on Ways and Means 1139E Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-WaysMeans-SurpriseBilling-020719.pdf

Joint Letter to the President on e-Cigarettes - September 24, 2019

...September 24, 2019 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: Our organizations commend and fully support your plan to remove all non-tobacco flavored e- cigarettes from the market,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-POTUS-SupportPlanRemoveFlavoredeCigs-092419.pdf

Joint Letter to the U.S. Trade Representative Regarding Public Health Measures in NAFTA

...June 12, 2017 Re: Docket No. USTR-2017-0006 Mr. Edward Gresser Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17 th Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20508 Dear Mr. Gresser: We are pleased to submit...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-NAFTA-TradePolicy-061217.pdf

Joint Letter to the US Trade Representative Urging Public Health Measures in US/Japan ...

...November 26, 2018 Re: Docket No. USTR-2018-0034 Mr. Edward Gresser Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20508 Dear Mr. Gresser: We are pleased to submit...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-USTradeRep-PublicHealthGroupCommentsUS-JapanFTA-112618.pdf

Joint Letter to the US Trade Representative Urging Public Health Measures in US/UK ...

...January 15, 2019 Re: Docket No. USTR-2018-0036 Mr. Edward Gresser Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20508 Dear Mr. Gresser: We are pleased to submit...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-USTradeRep-UrgingPublicHealthMeasures-USUKTradeAgreements-011519.pdf

Joint Letter to the White House Requesting Final FDA Deeming Regulations - April 28, 2015

Joint letter to President Obama requesting the final FDA deeming regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Obama-FDADeeming-042815.pdf

Joint Letter Urging THCGME Extension within the COVID-19 Package - July 23, 2020

...1 July 23, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles E. Schumer Majority Leader Democratic Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Republican Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-Congress-THCGMECOVID19Reauthorization-072320.pdf

Joint Physician Dentist letter to Rep. Babin on Resident Education Deferred Interest ...

...July 31, 2018 The Honorable Brian Babin, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 316 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Dr. Babin: On behalf of our organizations, we thank you for introducing the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (HR 5734) that, if passed, will...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-Babin-ResidentEdDeferredInterestAct-073118.pdf

Joint Physician Dentist Letter to Rep. Babin on Resident Education Deferred Interest ...

...March 19, 2019 The Honorable Brian Babin, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 2236 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Paul Gosar, DDS U.S. House of Representatives 2057 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Andy Harris, MD U.S....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-RepBabin-ResidentEdDeferredInterestAct-03192019.pdf

Joint Principles from the Group of 6 on Reducing Administrative Burden - June 11, 2018

...Joint Principles on Reducing Administrative Burden in Healthcare American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/ST-Group6-AdministrativeBurden-061118.pdf

Joint Principles: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic - June 11, 2018

...ADDRESSING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC Joint principles of the following organizations representing front-line physicians American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists American College of Physicians American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/ST-AddressingOpioidEpidemic-061118.pdf

Joint Statement from the Group of 6 on Administration's Position on Texas v. United ...

...JOINT STATEMENT ON ADMINISTRATION’S POSITION ON TEXAS V UNITED STATES American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-Group6-AdminPolicyTexasvUS-032719.pdf

Joint Statement from the Group of 6 Opposing Public Charge Proposal - September 22, 2018

...Joint Statement of America’s Frontline Physicians Opposing Public Charge Proposal The Trump Administration has issued a proposed regulation that changes long-standing rules governing how and whether immigrants can be determined to be a public charge; widens the scope of programs...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/equality/ST-GroupSix-Public%20Charge-092218.pdf

Joint Statement from the Group of 6 Supporting the Vaccines Act - May 22, 2019

...Media contacts: Jamie Poslosky, American Academy of Pediatrics (202-724-3301; jposlosky@aap.org) Devin Miller, American Academy of Pediatrics (202-724-3308; dmiller@aap.org) JOINT STATEMENT SUPPORTING THE VACCINES ACT American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/ST-G6-VaccinesAct-052219.pdf

Joint Statement on Indoor Tanning Tax - June 10, 2015

Joint statement signed by AAFP on efforts to repeal the tax on indoor tanning.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/ST-TanningTax-061015.pdf

Joint Statement Supporting Strong Flavored E-Cigarettes Ban and Swift Implementation - ...

...ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT’S SEPTEMBER DECISION TO REMOVE FLAVORED E- CIGARETTES FROM THE MARKET Now is the time to act and protect the health of our children November 18, 2019 - We write to express our strong, unified support for President Trump’s proposal, made on...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/ST-RemoveFlavoredE-Cigarettes-111819.pdf

Joint Support Letter for the Tobacco-Free Youth Act Provisions - June 25, 2019

...June 25, 2019 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Health, Education, Labor Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Pensions U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SupportTobacco21Provisions-062519.pdf

Letter to CMS on Continuing Telehealth Flexibilities - July 13, 2020

...July 13, 2020 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-CMS-TelehealthFlexibilities-071320.pdf

Letter to Congress in Support of Primary Care in COVID-19 Response and Recovery - June ...

...1 June 8, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker Minority Leader U.S. House of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-Congress-PrimaryCareSignOn-060820.pdf

Letter to Congress Regarding Medicaid Payment Increase

The AAFP signed a joint letter expressing strong support for extending the Medicaid primary care payment increase.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/parity/LT-Congress-Medicaid-Payment-Increase-Extenders-120513.pdf

Letter to EandC Full Committee Chairs on Health Care Access Bills - April 3, 2019

...April 3, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone Chair House Committee on Energy and Commerce Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Greg Walden Ranking Member House Committee on Energy and Commerce Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Pallone and Ranking Member Walden: On behalf of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-ECComm-HealthCareAccessBills-040319.pdf

Letter to House Leaders re Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Student Loan Interest Provision - ...

...November 10, 2017 The Honorable Paul Ryan The Honorable Nancy Pelosi H-232 U.S. Capitol H-204, U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 RE: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - Elimination of the Student Loan Interest Deduction Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi: On behalf of the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/debt/LT-HouseLeadership-TaxCutsJobsActStudentLoanInterestProvision-11102017.pdf

Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Innovation - November 28, 2018

...November 28, 2018 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-SenateHELP-HealthCareInnovationHearing-112818.pdf

LT-HHS-CARESActEmergencyFund-040720.pdf

...April 7, 2020 The Honorable Alex Azar Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Azar: The undersigned organizations represent the hundreds of thousands of physicians...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/crisis/LT-HHS-CARESActEmergencyFund-040720.pdf

Memo from AAFP on White House's "Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation's ...

...Memo on White House Executive Order On October 3, the White House issued an Executive Order (EO) on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors. The EO, which was signed by the President at an event in Florida, is being positioned as the Republican alternative to...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/ES-ProtectingImprovingMedicareSeniors-100919.pdf

Organizational Letter to Congress Recommending Policies to Increase Immunizations - ...

...Dear Members of Congress, As organizations representing medical professionals, the public health community and individuals who are immunocompromised, we have been encouraged by Congress’ interest in doing more to stop current vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and prevent more from...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-Congress-ImmunizationCommunitPolicyRecs-042119.pdf

Partnership for Medicaid Letter on COVID Package Priorities - April 17, 2020

...April 17, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Congress-COVIDMedicaid-041720.pdf

Prepared Comments from AAFP President for the CMS Administrator Roundtable on ...

...Prepared Comments | Michael Munger, MD - President, AAFP CMS Administrator Roundtable on Administrative Burden Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 11:00 am Good morning. My name is Michael Munger. I am a practicing family physician in Overland Park, Kansas and the President of the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TP-CMSAdminRoundTable-AdminReform-102317.pdf

Press Release on PEPC: New Coalition Launches to Support Independent Physician ...

...1 For more information, contact: nick@crosscutstrategies.com (202) 792-7200 New Coalition Launches to Support Independent Physician Practices in Leading Value-Based Care Movement Medical Associations of Texas, Florida and California join American Academy of Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/apms/PR-PartnershipEmpowerPhysicianLedCare-051018.pdf

Rural Health Clinic Modernization Act of 2019 - House

...July 3, 2019 Representative Dave Loebsack Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives 1211 Longworth House Office Building 1035 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/rural/LT-House-RHCModernization-070319.pdf

Rural Health Clinic Modernization Act of 2019 - Senate

...July 3, 2019 Senator John Barrasso Senator Tina Smith United States Senate United States Senate 307 Dirksen Senate Office Building 720 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Barrasso and Smith, On behalf of the American Academy of Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/rural/LT-Senate-RHCModernization-070319.pdf

ST-TexasVUnitedStates-060818.pdf

...JOINT STATEMENT ON TEXAS V UNITED STATES American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association June 9,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-TexasVUnitedStates-060818.pdf

Stabilize Primary Care - Talking Point

...Stabilize: Near-Term Efforts Needed to Sustain Primary Care After COVID-19 Talking Points • The U.S. primary care system is facing unprecedented challenges and, in many parts of the country, is on the verge of collapse due to a variety of factors but amplified by the COVID-19...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/action_week/Stabilize-TalkingPoints.pdf

State Fact Sheets: The Importance of Family Medicine (All States)

...ALABAMA 1,912 AAFP members Alabama 8 family medicine residency programs 2 teaching health center programs Alabama 23% increase (612 physicians) needed by 2030 99 medically underserved areas39.4% of residents live in a health professional shortage area $2.2...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/campaigns/state_fact_sheets/All-States-Importance-Family-Medicine.pdf

State Speak Out Template

...STATE GRASSROOTS CAPABILITIES SPEAKOUT Chapters may use the AAFP SpeakOut tool to create letter templates on specific advocacy issues that allow constituent members to submit letters to their state officials. If interested in creating a state SpeakOut, please send the following...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/grassroots/State-SO-Template.pdf

Statement from the Group of 6 on Protecting Transgender Patients and Women's ...

...May 28, 2019 Media contacts American Academy of Family Physicians: Leslie Champlin (lchampli@aafp.org, 800-274-2237, Ext. 6252) American Academy of Pediatrics: Jamie Poslosky (jposlosky@aap.org, 202-724-3301) Devin Miller (dmiller@aap.org, 202-724-3308) American College of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-Group6-TransgenderSection1557-052819.pdf

Statement on Texas v. Azar - December 15, 2018

...AAFP Public Relations • Page 1 AAFP Public Relations Court Ruling Threatens Health Coverage for Millions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, December 15, 2018 Statement attributable to: John Cullen, MD President American Academy of Family Physicians ―Friday’s ruling in the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-TexasvAzar-12.15.18.pdf

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