We are hitting our stride with our weekly communications and live webinars.  I’ve been heartened to see so much participation live and on demand.  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

Last night, a member of our public health committee, Dr. Christina Wells, joined her Congressman Bill Foster for a live teleconference hosted by AARP Illinois.  We are proud to share our member media activities during this challenging time.  We also continue to represent your work and your needs to Illinois agencies. 

Gov. JB Pritzker’s plan to “Restore Illinois” is relying on a “health regions” approach. So the road to recovery will be different for our members and their communities depending on where they live.  View the Restore Illinois Plan


Upcoming live events

AAFP weekly Town Hall tonight at 7pm. Please join via Facebook,YouTube or Twitter at 7pm CT. Approved for 1 CME credit. You can also access past recordings, including last week's with IAFP board member Santina Wheat, MD on recognizing and addressing disparities. 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 8: Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: A Nursing Facility Physician's Perspective.

Practice Management Thursday May 7 at 8pm CT -Telemedicine and Business Continuity IAFP past president Ellen Brull, MD, is a family physician in a small group practice, Family Medicine Associates LGH, SC in Niles.  Dr. Brull and her two physician partners have pivoted their practice from almost all in-person visits to almost all telemedicine visits.  

Clinical Tuesday - May 12 at 8pm CT- Post Hospitalization of Patients with COVID-19

On Demand Resource

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

This has already been a very long journey, with no clear end.  We’ll continue to monitor the landscape, respond to events and serve our members. Contact our staff here or contact me at [email protected] with questions or updates from your practice. 


Michael A.  Hanak, MD, FAAFP
Acting President 

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