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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.

January 20, 2021

COVID-19: A personal and professional journey
TAFP President Amer Shakil, MD, shares his experience after testing positive for COVID-19, advocating that primary care physicians remotely treating and managing COVID patients early can reduce hospitalizations that are straining our health care system. Read his personal story and watch the video interview with Shakil, Jonathan Nelson, and TAFP CEO Tom Banning.
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Will you be a preceptor this year?
Family doctors from around the state help to shape the future of family medicine by precepting medical students as part of the Texas Family Medicine Preceptorship Program. Be a part of that journey by bringing a medical student into your practice in 2021. Preceptors will receive educational support, online CME, and a discounted rate for TAFP’s 2021 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit.
Be a preceptor

Increase public awareness on Maternal Health Awareness Day — Saturday, January 23
Maternal mortality and morbidity numbers in Texas are at alarming levels for mothers. For some, the life-changing event of having a baby ends in tragedy, and most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. An important part of improving maternal health care in Texas is increasing public awareness. Join individuals across Texas on social media this Saturday advocating on behalf of Texas mothers by using hashtags #123ForMoms and #WomensHealth and linking to the CDC Hear Her webpage.
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Child Psychiatry Access Network provides free mental health services for your patients
The Child Psychiatry Access Network allows you to access three services in one phone call for your young patients. This state-funded mental health program for children will assist you in locating mental health resources for your patients, help you collaborate with families on a behavioral intervention plan, and provide you with access to child and adolescent psychiatrists. CPAN is free and easy to use; all you need to do is call (888) 901-2726. Watch the video through the link below to learn more.
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TAFP 2021: Seeking members to serve
Our new organizational structure provides a variety of new ways to engage with your Academy. A good place to start is to fill out the TAFP Engagement Form, which will guide us in reaching out when opportunities that fit your interests arise.
Get involved

Attend the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies 2021 Summit
The 2021 TCHMB Summit will take place virtually on February 11-12, 2021. You can expect to learn strategies for addressing health disparities through quality improvement efforts. Registration closes on January 25.
Learn more and register

Join us for a TAFP virtual Knowledge Self-Assessment workshop
Are you a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine? Register today for a virtual workshop that will allow you to complete a KSA while engaging with your peers and an expert content leader from the comfort of your home. These programs are limited to the first 25 registrants, so reserve your spot today.
Reserve your spot