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AAFP Letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force on Policy Recommendations - March...

...March 17, 2020 The Honorable Mike Pence Vice President of the United States Chair, Coronavirus Task Force The White House Washington, DC 20500 Mr. Vice President: I write on behalf of the 134,600 family physicians and medical students represented by the American Academy of Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/LT-WhiteHouseCoronavirusTaskForce-031720.pdf

Group of Six Statement Recommending Further Actions to Address COVID-19

...Frontline Physicians Recommend Further Actions to Address COVID-19 March 18, 2020 Our organizations represent more than 600,000 physicians and medical students serving on the front lines of health care. As the nation’s frontline physicians, our members will be diagnosing,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/misc/ST-G6-COVID19-031820.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Rural Cardiac Rehabilitation - July 29, 2020

...July 29, 2020 The Honorable Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Administrator Verma: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-CMS-RuralCardiacRehabilitation-072920.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

...PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAMS AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports the implementation and use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and greater physician input into pain management regulation and legislation. The AAFP will work...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-PDMPs.pdf

AAFP/AMA Backgrounder: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

...Patients need access to care now. Evidence shows medication-assisted treatment (MAT) works. More people are dying from heroin and illicit fentanyl, despite a decrease in opioid prescriptions. The AMA and AAFP Urge Removing All Barriers to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-AMA-AAFP-MAT.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Supervised Injection Sites

...SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, as well as combatting opioid dependence and other substance use disorders. The AAFP supports syringe exchange programs, the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/BKG-SupervisedInjectionSites.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS on Opioid Action Plan - October 10, 2019

...October 10, 2019 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 represents...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-CMS-OpioidRFI-101019.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...

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

AAFP Backgrounder: Gun Violence Prevention Research

...Gun Violence Prevention Research Background According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more people died from firearm injuries in the United States in 2017 than in any other year since at least 1968. Nearly two-thirds were suicides. The AAFP sees gun...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-GunViolencePreventionResearch.pdf

AAFP Letter to Rep. Thompson Supporting Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (HR ...

...February 26, 2019 The Honorable Mike Thompson United States House of Representatives 231 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Thompson: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 131,400 family physicians and medical...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Thompson-BackgroundChecksHR8-022619.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress in Support of the RISE from Trauma Act - July 6, 2020

...July 6, 2020 The Honorable Richard Durbin The Honorable Shelly Moore Capito U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski The Honorable Tammy Duckworth U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Danny...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Congress-RiseTraumaAct-070620.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Stealthing

...STEALTHING AAFP Position The AAFP believes that sexual assault is a serious public health issue. The AAFP supports the rights of survivors of sexual assault, including the right to protection from their offender and from re-victimization in the legal and criminal justice systems....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/BKG-Stealthing.pdf

AAFP Letter to Agriculture Cmt Chairs on Farm Bill Conference Priorities - December 6, ...

...December 6, 2018 The Honorable Pat Roberts Chairman, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Debbie Stabenow Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Mike Conaway Chairman, U.S. House Agriculture Committee...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-AgCommittee-FarmBillPriorities-120618.pdf

AAFP Letter to Domestic Policy Council Director Opposing Systemic Racism - June 10, 2020

...June 10, 2020 Ms. Brooke Rollins Director Domestic Policy Council Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 464 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20504 Dear Ms. Rollins: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), an organization representing...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-DPC-OpposingSystemicRacism-061020.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...

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

AAFP Letter to HHS on Health System Resilience - July 8, 2020

...July 8, 2020 Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D. Assistant Secretary for Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Captain Paul Reed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Medicine and Science Office of the Assistant Secretary for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HHS-HealthSystemResiliance-070820.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate HELP Committee for its Pandemic Planning RFI - July 8, 2020

...July 8, 2020 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray Chair Ranking Member Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Pensions Committee Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairperson Alexander and Ranking...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-SenateHELP-PandemicPreparedness-070820.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Electronic Cigarettes

...ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AAFP Position The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes the alarmingly increased use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) - also called electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or vaping devices - by youth and young adults, as well as...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-ECigarettes.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder - Tobacco

...TOBACCO AAFP Position Despite significant research outlining the dangers of tobacco and a significant decrease in the number of United States adults who smoke, tobacco, and in particular cigarettes, remains the leading cause of death and preventable disease in the U.S. The AAFP...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-Tobacco.pdf

Joint Letter on PMTA Proposed Rule - December 16, 2019

...1 December 16, 2019 Dockets Management Staff 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Docket No. 2019-N-2854 Ladies and Gentlemen: The undersigned organizations hereby submit this comment in the above-designated docket on the proposed rule...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-CoalitionCommentsPMTAProposedRule-121619.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA and HHS Supporting Proposed Rule on Graphical Warnings - October...

...October 1, 2019 Norman E. Sharpless, Acting Commissioner Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary Department of Health and Human Services. Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-HHS-GraphicalWarnings-100119.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...

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

AAFP Letter to the President on e-Cigarettes - September 20, 2019

...September 20, 2019 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents 134,600 family physicians and medical students across the country, I write in...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-POTUS-e-cigsflavors-092019.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...

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

AAFP Letter to HHS on the 2020 National Vaccine Plan - October 24, 2019

...October 24, 2019 Director Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/ AIDS Policy U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 330 C St. SW, Rm L001 Washington, D.C. 20024 Dear Director Beckham: On behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-HHS-2020NationalVacPlan-102419.pdf

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