This is my last Wednesday update email as Acting President. I will resume my role as President-Elect and welcome back Dr. Monica Fudala next week who will continue these IAFP President’s weekly messages as needed.

The week began with an inspiring front page Chicago Tribune article on Monday featuring our 2018 Family Physician of the Year, Thomas Huggett, MD and his leadership in providing safe, isolated care for Chicago’s homeless in a downtown hotel. He followed up with a live interview on WGN-TV Morning News on Tuesday morning. Check out our COVID-19 Media page where you’ll find these and other recent media coverage, including national TV and radio interviews. Our member stories consistently impress!

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. Beverly Jordan, MD, FAAFP discusses how her independent, rural practice is navigating COVID-19 related financials, practice workflow, and reopening concerns. Learn more here.  

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

IAFP Practice Management Thursday - May 14 at 8pm CT - Initiating Plans for Direct Primary Care 
Click here to register 

IAFP’s next Clinical Tuesday - May 19 at 8pm CT - Managing Diabetes during COVID-19
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On Demand Resources

AAFP has added a new resource center for physicians to be proactive in discussions if they are facing new issues contrary to their employment contract. 

Resource for Employed Physicians (repeat from last week): Advocacy tools for discussing federal funding during COVID-19. Illinois AFP and AAFP collaborated to provide this conversation starter.

Check the scorecard for your Illinois Health Region at Restore Illinois 

Anyone with COVID-19-like illness or symptoms can get a test, even without a doctor’s order. This is not a comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously added as information is provided. 

May is Mental Health Month - Mental Health America offers a toolkit to support you and your patients.

It’s been an honor to step into the temporary role of Acting President during this trans-formative time. Thank you for the opportunity to learn from you, share your stories, and advocate on your behalf. Serving alongside my Rush medical community and virtually with IAFP’s leadership and staff has been a privilege, and I am confident that family physicians will continue to rise and meet these challenges in the days ahead. 


Michael A.  Hanak, MD, FAAFP
Acting President 

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