Please tune in tonight at 7pm as another one of our Illinois members will share the virtual stage with AAFP president Dr. Gary LeRoy and Senior Vice President Dr. Julie Wood for the AAFP Live Virtual Town Hall.  Santina “Tina” Wheat, MD program director at the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency Program at Humboldt Park in Chicago will discuss addressing and overcoming health disparities in the face of COVID-19. 

Two more of our members were in the national spotlight in recent days:
Evelyn Figueroa, MD was featured on CBS National News for her work with the expanding UI-Pilsen Food Pantry in supporting the Latinx community hit particularly hard in Chicago and around the nation. Our 2018 Family Physician of the Year, Thomas Huggett, MD was featured in this 4-minute Wall Street Journal video providing care and crucial isolation for the homeless in a Chicago hotel.  We continue to add to the list of members who have been in the news here

We’ll continue to update our COVID-19 recommended resources.  On Sundays, you will receive a separate email with the schedule of our COVID-19 educational activities for the upcoming week, which are also on this web page

Upcoming live events

AAFP weekly Town Hall tonight at 7pm. Please join via Facebook,YouTube or Twitter at 7p.m CT. Approved for 1 CME credit. You can also access past recordings, including last week’s town hall where fellow IAFP leader Deborah Edberg, MD and I shared our experiences in Chicago.  Learn more here.  

AAFP hosts a weekly series of CME webinars Fridays 7-8 pm CT dedicated to topics from the COVID-19 pandemic. This Friday, May 1

Practice Management Thursday April 29 at 8pm  - Telehealth and Business Continuity Join us for a conversation with Gregory Smith, MD, a small group family physician at Anointed Health Services on Chicago’s south side.

Clinical Tuesday - May 5 at 8pm  - Mental Heath Collaborative Care during COVID Presented by James G MacKenzie DO, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist & Past President, Illinois Psychiatric Society 

On Demand Resources

NEW Website Resource for Employed physicians
:  Your advocacy tools for federal funding during COVID-19, Illinois AFP and AAFP collaborated to provide this conversation starter.

New AAFP CME course covers return to work considerations: The COVID-19:Isolation, Quarantining, Testing and Returning to Work for Patients and Clinicians self-study is now available. You’ll find recommendations for returning to a safe clinical work environment and managing testing with limited supply.

Welcome to our 77 new members who are getting this email from IAFP for the first time!  We are proud of what you do and appreciate your membership.  As we head into the month of May, be sure to step outside, take in some fresh air as you continue taking care of your communities.    


Michael A.  Hanak, MD, FAAFP
Acting President 

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