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RICHARD MCLANDRESS - 2017 IDAHO FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR

IAFP POSITION STATEMENT ON IDAHO MEDICAL EDUCATION

The Idaho Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) Board of Directors supports deliberate and collaborative efforts to increase the training pipeline of quality physicians for Idaho. We feel it is imperative to prioritize the growth of graduate medical education, particularly in primary care specialties like family medicine.  Read the full statement...

WHAT IS IDAHO'S COVERAGE GAP?

Visit the "Close the Gap Idaho" Web page to view information about the gap population, Idaho's solutions, and resources to help you understand the issue that faces Idaho. You can help! http://closethegapidaho.org/   UNDERSTANDING THE COVERAGE GAP - Data on why closing the gap makes sense.

STATEWIDE HEALTHCARE INNOVATION PLAN (SHIP)

The SHIP is a comprehensive statewide initiative to improve the health of all Idahoans by reforming our healthcare delivery system to one that values improved health outcomes though a patient-centered focus. Idaho's SHIP will affect you, your family and community by improving healthcare at an affordable cost. Learn more....

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is currently accepting Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) Interest Surveys for clinics expressing interest in participating in SHIP Cohort 3.

Please visit http://ship.idaho.gov/PCMH/CohortThreeInterestSurvey/tabid/3912/Default.aspx to complete the survey. The survey will be available through Friday, September 15, 2017, to any primary care clinic that is not currently participating in SHIP.

THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS IS DUE TO EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 30th

The National Health Service Corps is due to expire on September 30th.  Please send a message to your congressman...urge him to support the NHSC.

Idaho is 49th out of the 50 states per capita for physicians and we have very few loan repayment opportunities so we need to keep the those that work.  Idaho has success stories about NHSC recipients who have stayed in Idaho because of their NHSC support.  Please contact your congressman...  This link is very easy to use and will help;   http://grassroots.aafp.org/aafp/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=383713

Since 1972, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has awarded scholarships and loan repayment to family physicians who commit to practice for at least two years in an approved Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) site. NHSC programs provide access to primary care in underserved areas as well as medical student debt relief. This effective program will expire September 30, 2017 if Congress does not act. Please write your Representative to urge their support for NHSC funding.

Urge Your Representative to Save the Corps!

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