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Oxford’s Dr. Tom Koinis is Giving Back and Advancing Health as an ILI Sentinel Provider

Public health surveillance is one of the linchpins of maintaining good health in patients, families and communities. Perhaps like no other frontline physician, family physicians are uniquely qualified to provide great insight and even hard data on illnesses and disease that affect all communities. North Carolina’s Influenza-Like Illness Sentinel Provider Program (ILI) is a great […]

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August’s Healthy Living in Practice Conference is Offering Scholarships to Residents, and Students, Young Physicians

Thanks to a special partnership with the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, limited scholarships are available for family medicine residents, medical students or early career family physicians (began practice in the last five years) to attend the 2018 Healthy Eating in Practice Conference in Asheville, August 26-29. Healthy Eating in Practice is a hands-on CME Conference […]

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NCAFP, Other Healthcare Representatives Meet with State Treasurer Regarding State Health Plan

In May, North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell directed Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to begin seeking significant rate reductions in “major” provider contracts on behalf of the State Health Plan. Wednesday, Treasurer Folwell brought together representatives of various healthcare organizations, including the NCAFP, to discuss ways to lower costs in the […]

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UNC Study Points to Efficacy of TDaP During Pregnancy

With Pertussis increasing across the US in recent years, a recently published UNC study is helping confirm the efficacy of TDAP immunizations to pregnant mothers. The study compared clinical outcomes of 675,167 privately insured U.S. infants by maternal Tdap immunization status. Findings have suggested that infants whose mothers received the Tdap immunization during pregnancy experienced […]

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July is Adolescent Immunization Awareness Month

A collaborative effort between the NCAFP, the NC Division of Public Health, the NC Pediatric Society and the NC Community Health Center Association will be highlighting the importance of adolescent immunization this month. Without proper immunization, preteens and teens can suffer from vaccine-preventable disease or complications. This annual event offers an excellent way to increase […]

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Nominate a Colleague or Yourself for the 2018 North Carolina Family Physician of the Year

The NCAFP is seeking nominations for its 2018 North Carolina Family Physician of the Year. The award seeks to acknowledge an outstanding family physician who embodies the mission of promoting access to primary care services by family physicians and for advocating on behalf of the specialty throughout North Carolina and with his/her local community. The […]