Your TAFP News Now update for the week of August 4, 2016.
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Meet our August Member of the Month!
Resident Shaun Garff, DO, embraces the unique role family physicians play in the community, from fostering the reading program, Charlton Reads, at his current home clinic, to his vision of how he would like to contribute to his community in the future. Find out why he’s excited about what lies ahead.
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Zika update: Mosquito repellant now covered by Texas Medicaid
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has announced that Medicaid will now cover the cost of mosquito repellent for women in response to the looming Zika threat. For more information about the program, and other Zika-related items eligible for coverage, follow the link below.
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August is National Immunization Month
Summer’s almost over and kids are preparing to head back to class. But before the start of another school year, immunizations are on many caretakers to-do lists. Find out how the HPV vaccine is being reintroduced to the vaccination conversation in our latest blog post.
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You did the research, now share the results
Sign up for the 2016 Student, Resident, and Community Physician Poster Competition held on November 4 at this year’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. Submit your application and abstract before the September 5 deadline. Your community needs to know what you know.
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Support TAFPPAC this election season

November is right around the corner and as the campaign season heats up, TAFPPAC needs you. Did you know that no portion of your dues goes toward PAC contributions? With elections looming, it’s time to fill the TAFPPAC coffers and make sure the family medicine voice is heard in the state capitol. To support candidates who champion family medicine, visit our website and make your contribution.

Register today for TAFP’s 2016 Annual Session & Primary Care Summit
Online registration is now open for the 2016 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit, and keep an eye out for the brochure coming to a mailbox near you. In it — and online — you’ll have access to the latest on the conference, all the perks, and hotel information.
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Join NPI in Houston this September and enhance your procedural skills
Take advantage of NPI’s Houston conference Early Bird discounts before the window closes August 8.
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