As behavioral science in family medicine has evolved, the discipline has increasingly focused on training family physicians to work collaboratively with behavioral health professionals to provide comprehensive care to their patients. Integrated behavioral health care aims to treat mental health and substance abuse conditions, health behaviors, life stressors and crises, stress-related physical symptoms, and adaptation to chronic illness.READ MORE
Many physicians and other health care professionals lack training regarding how best to provide health care services to patients with chronic mental and/or physical disabilities; however, family physicians can play a critical role in improving the health of this population and decreasing health disparity.READ MORE
The American Board of Family Medicine’s new Self-Directed Performance Improvement Project pathway allows practices to report individually customized improvement projects specific to their practice environment, regardless of the scope of care delivered. The benefit of this pathway is that it can be custom tailored to fit any practice type.LEARN MORE
The OAFP Foundation understands that making the choice to become a preceptor may seem daunting. To help you precept America’s future family physicians, the Foundation has created a dedicated section of its website with information on being a successful preceptor!
The Ohio Family Physician
A quarterly magazine with features on the joy in family medicine, quality improvement initiatives, member news, and Academy information.