We exist to improve the health of the people of New Mexico by supporting and advancing the specialty of Family Medicine and serving the needs of our members.
The New Mexico Academy of Family Physicians is the medical specialty association for Family Medicine Physicians in New Mexico. It is the largest medical specialty association in the state with over 1,100 members.
Our members include practicing Family Medicine Physicians, Residents in training, Medical Students with an interest in Family Medicine, and retired Family Medicine Physicians. NMAFP is a chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which has over 134,600 members throughout the United States.
June 12, 2020
NMAFP Statement on Systemic Racism
The New Mexico Academy of Family Physicians (NMAFP) would like to publicly announce, both to our membership and the communities in our state, that we are concerned about the prevalence of racist and discriminatory acts that have affected people of color. Our providers, patients, communities and families are significantly affected by the unnecessary deaths that have ensued as a result of police brutality. Racism, and specifically police violence against communities of color has been recognized as a public health issue, and its impact upon the health of communities of color is well documented.
As a health care organization, our academy mirrors the opinion of many other professional organizations, including the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
The AMA policy “recognizes that physical or verbal violence between law enforcement officers and the public, particularly among Black and Brown communities where these incidents are more prevalent and pervasive, is a critical determinant of health and supports research into the public health consequences of these violent interactions.”
The AAFP “considers racism a public health crisis. The elimination of health disparities will not be achieved without first acknowledging racism’s contribution to health and social inequities. This includes inequitable access to quality health care services. Our members see the negative health outcomes of racism in their patients who are often at an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, low birth weight, premature birth and infant mortality.”
The recent deaths due to police brutality are a result of years of institutional racism, embedded into our society for decades. Now is the time to confront the issues to prevent further harm to our patients and communities and to safeguard better health outcomes for all individuals and populations, despite the color of their skin, the neighborhood in which they live, and their financial stability. Now is the time to engage in honest conversations with each other on this matter and to confront and change what we see in our society, and we will do so with strength, compassion and determination.
Our NMAFP Chapter wants to acknowledge that racism is a public health crisis in New Mexico as well as the United States as a whole. We also want to recognize the significant burden placed upon law enforcement due to the increasing crime, homelessness, domestic violence, poverty and mental illness in our country. Non-law enforcement sanctioned standards of conduct and oversight for persons with mental health issues and de-escalation training are important. We want to address this crisis by forming a committee within our organization to address it at our state legislative level. We will also use our NMAFP Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates to ask our national academy to address it further at a national legislative level.
Valerie Carrejo, MD FAAFP, NMAFP Board Chair ~ Questions/Comments, contact NMAFP – email@example.com
AAFP Launches Weekly CME Series
April 8, 2020
The AAFP has launched a new weekly CME series taking place every Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. CT. Former AAFP Vaccine Science Fellow and CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Nina Ahmad, MD, will be joined by special guests to cover clinical topics and perspectives for COVID-19. Viewers can ask questions live and earn 1 CME credit for participating.
Attendees can join the webinar by:
Please visit AAFP’s CME section on the AAFP COVID-19 resource page regularly as additional educational activities and resources are being added.
July 25, 2020 12:00 pm ‐ NMAFP Office, Albuquerque ‐ Lunch Served
Annual Med Student Reception
September 26, 2020
Sandia Resort & Casino Event Center, Eagle Room
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Annual Budget Meeting
September 27, 2020 – 10:00 am
November 7, 2020 – Noon
February 26, 2021 – 5:30 pm
Sandia Resort & Casino
What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?
A patient-centered medical home integrates patients as active participants in their own health and well-being. Patients are cared for by a personal physician who leads the medical team that coordinates all aspects of preventive, acute and chronic needs of patients using the best available evidence and appropriate technology. These relationships offer patients comfort, convenience and optimal health throughout their lifetimes.
AAFP PCMH section – http://aafp.org/pcmh