Our state is slowly reopening, and the daily reports of confirmed cases and deaths appears to be slowing. There is cautious optimism that we have passed the peak in our fight to protect our people from COVID-19 and overcome this public health crisis.

Meanwhile, I contemplate the role of Family Medicine in health equity and institutional racism, brought to light by current events around the world. I’d like to share a blog post by our IAFP resident leaders and thank them for collaborating to start the discussion. Please feel free to read and share your comments.

Whether live or on demand, we strive to meet your professional, clinical and personal needs as front line family physicians facing the most unpredictable stressors of our generation.

Upcoming live events

AAFP's weekly online event tonight is CME. Join via Facebook,YouTube or Twitter at 7p.m. CT. Approved for 1 CME credit.  Wednesdays now alternate between town hall topics and CME webinars: Tonight is "Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: Preventive Care in Your Practice"

IAFP’s Practice Management Thursday - June 11 at 7pm CT 
Driving Short- and Long-Term Practice Financial Success Part of Multi-Chapter Practice Management CME Webinar Series
Register for 6/11

IAFP’s Online Town Hall Special Event - June 16 at 8pm CT  
Addressing Structural Racism and Improving Health Equity: A Dialogue for Illinois Family Physicians
I’m proud to host this members-only event as a forum for IAFP to hear from our members. Participate in our listening session to learn from colleagues and to express concerns, ideas and suggestions.
Registration is required.

News and Updates

Here is some good news from CBS-2 in Chicago on a recent successful UI-Pilsen Food Pantry pivot to hold a “baby needs drive” spearheaded by IAFP member Evelyn Figueroa, MD 

On Demand Resources

Visit the IAFP’s COVID-19 education resources and our COVID-19 Resources page. 

I denounce racism, hope for the future, and pray for calm.  I hope you see you on our Town Hall next Tuesday. 


Monica J. Fudala, MD

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