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Nominations needed for Family Physician of the year. Click here for more details
Deborah L. Edberg, MD honored with IAFP President's Award- December 27, 2012
Meet the 2012 IAFP Awards Honorees
Fuel Up to Play 60 responds to real-world needs in today's schools with wellness tools that complement - not compete with - the academics-focused environment. The program's design allows youth and schools to determine which tools and resources best help meet each school's wellness goals. Illinois Family Physicians are proud to partner with a school based program to keep kids moving while teaching and emphasizing healthy habits. Help kick-start the effort in your community’s schools!
Congratulations to the IAFP 2011 Awards Honorees
Read more about all three in our press release
2011 IAFP President’s Awards – read press release
About Take Control of Your Health - IAFP is a supporting partner of a public health education campaign called Take Control of Your Health. Led by the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) and CBS2-TV in Chicago, the campaign seeks to educate the community on simple but important ways they can control and improve their health. Visit the website at www.tcyh.org and share it with your patients
Check out the web site “Physicians” section to download and print any patient education handouts.
View IAFP's Your Academy in Action videos
IAFP partners with Dept. of
Insurance to review health insurance denials and rescissions
Elmhurst Clinic is Illinois' first NCQA-recognized medical home. click here
8/11/10 IAFP releases case study on
Illinois Health Connect and Your Healthcare Plus medical home programs,
showing improved outcomes and cost savings.
8/11/10 – PRESS RELEASE Case Statement Makes a Statement for the Medical Home click here
physicians reaction to House votes on health care reform
8/2/09 IAFP President Javette Orgain, MD spoke at a press conference with US Sen. Dick Durbin calling for meaningful, fair health care reform to fix our health care crisis.
7/14/09 Opinion-Editorial from IAFP
President Javette C. Orgain, MD on federal health care reform
2/17/09 IAFP Supports HB71 to ban text messaging while driving Click here to read statement.
7/15/08 Medicare veto override a success!! Read statement
7/12/08 IAFP joined US Senator Dick Durbin for press conference on Saturday, July 12 calling on President Bush to sign HR 6331, replacing the Medicare 10.6% cut with small positive updates through 2009. Read release Click here for photo
7/9/08 IAFP statement on Senate Medicare vote read press release
6/27/08 IAFP Responds to Medicare Cuts - read press release and statement from IAFP President, Steve Knight, MD
6/19/08 Family Physician of the Year opens
doors at new office click
here to read story and view pictures. Our
2007 IAFP Family Physician of the Year James P. Valek, MD has a
grand opening of his new office. Get a personal tour of the new
office from daughter Becca Valek on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMFsZ839aTg.
11/16/07 Dr. Steve Knight comments on Medical Liability Caps Ruling. Read more
10/3/07 Read IAFPs Statement on Retail Health Clinics - click here for the press release.
1/22/07 Cutting Cook County Health Care won't add up for County patients - click here for editorial
5/14/05 Steven Wilk, MD, Bolingbrook, IAFP past president and chair of the Foundation, wrote an Opinion-Editorial column on malpractice lawsuits Click here to read editorial.
Tar Wars Program
Tar Wars - Tar Wars provides an opportunity for health care providers, school personnel, and community members to work in the community and in the classroom to fight youth tobacco use.