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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.

July 22, 2020

HHS extends Provider Relief Fund application deadline to August 3
If your practice treats Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program patients, you may be considering applying for federal assistance from the Provider Relief Fund. The deadline to apply has been extended to August 3.
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VillageMD offers webinar on adapting to change, July 28
VillageMD has partnered with World Congress to host a free webinar, “The Future of Primary Care: How Providers Can Adapt to Changing Patient Demands, Gain Flexibility, and Develop Economic Stability.” Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, MSc, will discuss the direction of primary care after COVID-19 and Clive Fields, MD, will share how VillageMD can support providers with these changes.
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Help stop the spread of STDs by empowering your patients with knowledge
STDTesting.org provides resources and guides to empower people with knowledge on STDs, helping to stop the spread. Provide information to educate your patients on sexual health by sharing this STD guide with them, which includes a detailed breakdown of how patients are screened for each disease and what treatment options are available. With the right information, you can decrease the likelihood that your sexually active patients will contract a preventable STD.
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Looking to hire family physicians? Check out TAFP Career Center
Whether you’re an employer seeking family physicians to hire or you’re a family doctor looking for a new position, check out the TAFP Career Center. There you can post your position, receive tips on resume writing, and post your resume anonymously.
Career Center

Submit your research abstract now for the TAFP poster competition in November
Display your research at the 2020 Research Poster Competition. The deadline to submit your abstract and application is August 3.
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Register today for the virtual Texas Family Medicine Symposium
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going virtual this year. Join us online for the virtual Texas Family Medicine Symposium on August 7-8. Earn up to 12 CME credits, including one ethics credit. While we are disappointed we won’t be together in San Antonio, we are excited to explore this opportunity to present this signature primary care education event via a secure, interactive digital platform.
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