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TAFP News Now

The TAFP News Now e-newsletter delivers current news and Academy events right to Texas family physicians’ inboxes. See the latest digest below or visit the TNN archive here. If you aren’t receiving this important news service, contact Kathy McCarthy at kmccarthy@tafp.org to request to join the mailing list.

October 17, 2019

Introducing the Behavioral Health Integration Innovators Competition winners and toolkit
TAFP announced three winners in its first-ever “innovators competition.” Find out who they are and check out the brand new Behavioral Health Integration Toolkit designed to help you provide needed care to your patients.
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Cancer prevention will be on the ballot in November
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has provided $2.3 billion in grants to researchers in the fight against cancer since voters overwhelmingly approved funding for the program back in 2007. But that money is almost gone and now the constitutional amendment to reauthorize the program will be up for a vote on Nov. 5. Read why we all need to support Proposition 6.
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Apply for a scholarship to attend the AAFP Family-Centered Maternity Care Live Course
TAFP is currently seeking one medical student, one resident, and one practicing physician who have interest in attending the AAFP Family-Centered Maternity Care Live Course in July. The Academy offers scholarships to reimburse travel costs of up to $2,000.
Learn more and apply

Participate in Project ECHO behavioral health session on depression management
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will host a Project ECHO eight-week cohort on depression management starting this Friday, Oct. 18, from 1-2 p.m. CDT, as part of its Behavioral Health and Addiction TeleECHO series. The online CME sessions are free to attend.
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Encourage patients to participate in prescription drug take-back day
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is holding this year’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 26, allowing the public to properly dispose of unused or expired household or over-the-counter medications. The DEA also provides promotional materials for you to advertise the event in your community.
Learn more and participate

Join NPI during ASPCS
NPI will be on site during the 2019 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. Take part in their special Contraceptive and Women’s Health Procedures workshop on Thursday, November 7.
Register today