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Family Medicine to Play Lead Role in Bringing Maternity Care Back to Chatham Hospital

The 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment stated that there were no child birthing centers currently in the county, and that the county ranked in the bottom quarter of North Carolina’s 100 counties for average distance between home and a hospital offering childbirth services. That’s all about to change thanks to the use of family physicians […]

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Politico Article Discusses Healthcare Transformation in North Carolina

An in-depth article discussing North Carolina’s healthcare transformation efforts was published last week by Politico. The article highlights the close collaborations taking place between DHHS and Blue Cross NC, and also touches on several related statewide initiatives helping to address the common social drivers in healthcare. NCAFP member and Johnston County Health Director Dr. Marilyn […]

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State Healthcare Issues are Focus of Spectrum News’ InFocus Hometown Debate Series

Spectrum News’ Loretta Boniti is serving as the moderator of a multi-part series on state health care issues. The segments are airing on Spectrum News and are being sponsored by the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL), a non-partisan organization that educates future political and community leaders. The four-segment series has discussed topics such […]

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Proposed State Budget Offers Mixed Bag

Leaders of the NC General Assembly in Raleigh released the conference committee report for the budget rectifying differences between the House and Senate yesterday. The latest proposal contains several positives but also a number of anticipated hurdles. While its overall impact on healthcare is still being determined, the proposal did clarify one thing: Medicaid expansion […]

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NC Delegation to Barnstorm Capitol Hill to Advocate for Family Medicine

A delegation of nine from the NCAFP will be joining hundreds of others from across the nation as part of AAFP’s annual Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. The event will begin this coming Monday (5/20), with NCAFP representatives hearing presentations on several national Family Medicine issues, including the general importance of primary care/family […]

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NCAFP Leaders Talk Immunizations on Spectrum Cable’s In Focus News Program

Two Academy leaders – President-Elect Dr. Alisa Nance of Mooresville and District 3 Director Dr. Garrett Franklin of Cary – were recent guests on Spectrum Cable’s In Focus with Loretta Boniti. In segments that aired last week, Drs. Nance and Franklin shared excellent insight and perspectives on the role family physicians and primary care providers […]

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AAFP Supports Recent Congressional Action on Reducing Health Care Costs

Last week, the AAFP affirmed its support of Congress’s recent focus on combating the rising costs of health care. AAFP President Dr. Michael Munger issued a statement backing two key provisions of the Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018: 1) allowing direct primary care membership fees as allowable medical […]

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