Teaching Health Centers

IAFP Supports Teaching Health Center funding - in printon the air and on Capitol Hill

Link to the IAFP's statement on funding family medicine education

IAFP Alternate Delegate to AAFP, Santina Wheat, MD participated in a Congressional Briefing on Feb. 18, 2020 to urge re-authorization and stability of the Teaching Health Center program. Read her remarks.  Dr. Wheat and THC resident Kevin Volkema, DO appeared live on WBEZ radio Feb. 26 to talk about the value of THCs to the community and workforce.  Read the Letter to the Editor published in the Chicago Sun-Times. 

The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program was re-authorized by Congress by September 30, 2019. Sustained extension and more funding will also allow for the expansion of new programs within existing centers and the creation of entirely new teaching health centers while emphasizing the importance of establishing sustainable funding.

March 2019 - AAFP Resident Board Member Michelle Byrne, MD, MPH AAFP Leader Voices blog post about her experience as a resident at Illinois Teaching Health Center, the Northwestern-McGaw Family Medicine Residency Program at Erie Family Health Center in Chicago. 

More information is available via the American Association of Teaching Heath Centers.

Link to the IAFP Op-Ed authored by Deborah Edberg, MD in the Springfield State Journal Register.