Join us in ensuring that Health is Primary

  Family Medicine for America's Health and America's Health Rankings release new report on top five unhealthy behaviors. Link to the national report - and you can also select Illinois for our state info. 

 NEW!  Be a Champion for Primary Care with the new toolkit.

Check out the Health is Primary e-Book and see the impact of this campaign all over the country all through 2015

 Javette C. Orgain, MD and Thomas Cornwell, MD featured in AAFP article about the Health is Primary End of Life Care education campaign

What is the Promise of Primary Care?   Download this infographic and share it! 

Download Patient Education on the topics you need (they are also archived here)

Healthy Aging:  Staying Active and Prevention for Brain and Body Health

End of Life Care - patient education sheet

Immunizations

Immunization Patient Resources from www.healthisprimary.org   
•    Focus on immunizations 
•    Recommended Immunizations for Infants, Children and Teens  and in Spanish
•    Recommended Immunizations for Adults  and in Spanish

January press release:  83 percent of Americans surveyed plan to make nutrition or exercise improvements this year.  Primary care physicians can be key to their success!

Fitness and Nutrition!  Find fact sheets and education for patients, employers and colleagues.

 Fitness - English   Fitness - Spanish   Nutrition - English    Nutrition - Spanish 

Chronic Disease Management

Health is Primary City Tour came to Chicago on May 19, 2015   Learn more about the event

View the entire recorded event online (grab a drink and a snack first!) Part 1 and Part 2

IAFP's Health is Primary Highlight Video - Four minutes showcasing all that is amazing about family medicine in our state

Great photos from the event are on our IAFP Facebook Page

Check out the State of Primary Care in Illinois

 

Learn more about these Illinois practices are working to Make Health Primary

Special Spotlight

Teaching Health Center: Northwestern McGaw Fanily Medicine Residency at Erie Family Health Center.   **Continued federal funding is vital to ensure the continuation of the Teaching Health Center in Chicago and for the 60 located around the nation!  Learn more and show your support at http://www.saveourteachinghealthcenters.org/ 

Be Well Lake County partnership with NorthShore University HealthSystem

IAFP and UIC hosted an evening event for resident and student discussion: Health is Primary and You are the Future!  Learn more about the event and how you can keep up the conversations!

Get involved with the Family Medicine for America's Health and the Tactic Teams.  Learn more about what they are doing here

SIU School of Medicine features the campaign in their SIU Healthy Dose blog post. 

Learn more at www.healthisprimary.org

Join the social media movement

 Order "EVERYONE WINS Where Health is Primary" buttons for your practice.  Use this form to order (limit 50 per person, more for state chapters or larger organizations!)

 

 

 

 

 

AAFP Guest Editorial about Health is Primary Hitting the Road.

Health is Primary is lead by Family Medicine for America's Health.  IAFP executive vice president Vincent D. Keenan, CAE serves as the AAFP chapter executive on the FMAH board of directors.  IAFP members Jerry Kruse, MD and Stan Borg, DO are also on the board of directors.

There are six core tactic teams working on domains integral to the success of family medicine.  IAFP has decided to focus our efforts on the domains in *BOLD.  You are welcome to join the team that ignites your passion or expertise.  Email Vince Keenan for more information.

Tactic Teams Update (January 2016)