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An excerpt from the 2013 incoming presidential address
By Clare Hawkins, M.D., M.Sc.
TAFP President, 2013-2014
Change is inevitable. We can change or die. As family physicians, we can lead the coming change in our health care delivery system.
Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”more
Family physicians gather in Fort Worth
Report from TAFP’s 64th Annual Session & Scientific Assembly
More than 400 family physicians and other health professionals … more
Capitol Update: Watch latest report on TAFP’s priorities in the 83rd Texas Legislature
In this edition of TAFP’s video newscast, Capitol Report, catch up on the progress of TAFP’s … more
Highlights from TAFP’s Interim Session
The committees, commissions, and sections of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians met in Austin on March 1-2, 2013. The Board of Directors met on Saturday, … more
By Clare Hawkins, M.D.
With another legislative session underway, our Academy is poised to make great gains for family medicine and recoup budget losses from 2011. We’re building on a decade of work educating legislators and the public about the value of family medicine, but it’s evident that our work particularly since the last session has led to a deeper understanding of the current and coming crisis in the primary care workforce.
This summer TAFP held a legislative training seminar in Austin and attendees of that conference formed the core of a new Key Contacts program. These leaders actively share resources provided by the Academy with their state representative and senator, which include not only our own policy briefs and legislative magazine features, but editorials and news stories from the major daily newspapers. People are “getting it.”more
Capitol Update: House, Senate lay out base budgets
Both the House and the Senate laid out their versions of the budget last week, each maintaining spending at about the same … more
TAFP members, staff appointed to national positions
Five TAFP members and a TAFP staff member have been appointed to leadership roles within AAFP commissions and an AAFP delegation.
Joane Baumer, … more