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December 2018

Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., for AAFP Speaker

The Wisconsin AFP announces the candidacy of Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., of Oregon, for AAFP speaker.

Ada Stewart, M.D., for AAFP President-elect

The South Carolina AFP announces the candidacy of Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, for AAFP president-elect.

Academy Objects to Harmful ‘Public Charge’ Rule Change

In a Dec. 3 letter, the AAFP signaled its strong opposition to a proposed change to the so-called public charge rule, which it said would endanger public health.

AAFP Joins Other Groups to Develop Well-Woman Resource

The Women's Preventive Services Initiative from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has created a chart summarizing age-based preventive service recommendations for women from adolescence to maturity that physicians can use during well-woman visits.

New Membership Category Benefits U.S. Medical School Grads

A newly created "transitional membership" category will allow medical school graduates who have not entered a residency program to join the AAFP for a limited time.

USPSTF: Research Lacking on Child Maltreatment Interventions

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has posted a final recommendation statement and final evidence review on primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment, stating that evidence is insufficient to assess the harms and benefits of such interventions.