Previous policy successes

Below are past California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)  resolutions regarding reproductive health that TEACH helped to author, introduce, and/or pass through the AAFP. Approved policy statements are available via AAFP website.

2017

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2016

  • Resolution A-03-16: to Endorse Access without Age Restriction to Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptive Pills – Authored by TEACH Fellow Alison Block, MD
  • Proposed Resolution: to Support Mandatory Immunizations for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Elimination of Personal Belief Exemptions Prior to a Child’s Entry into School – Authored by Amruti Borad, MD - LA Chapter
  • Resolution A-05-16: Medicaid Coverage of Over-The-Counter Emergency Contraception (EC) – Authored by Anna Loeb, MD, Lauren Wondolowski, MD and Sarah McNeil, MD

List of resolutions passed in 2016

2015

  • Resolution 301Support Placement and Coverage of LARC in the Early Postpartum Period - successfully adopted by Congress of Delegates into official AAFP policy; TEACH authored
  • Resolution 603Promote Transparency in Medical Education in Religiously Affiliated Healthcare Settings - authored by Seattle CREATE resident; adapted by TEACH - Referred to the AAFP board
  • Resolution 512: Resolution Oppose Legislative Restrictions on Health Centers Receiving Title X and Medicaid Funding - successfully adopted by Congress of Delegates into official AAFP policy; TEACH authored

Other Relevant Resolutions (authored by our colleagues from across the country):

  • Resolution 303Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception Methods for Medicare Patients - Introduced by the New York State and Ohio Chapters; First Clause adopted as official AAFP policy; Second Clause Referred to the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement
  • Resolution 605: Support of Miscarriage Management Training in Family Medicine Residencies - Introduced by the Rhode Island Chapter; Referred to the Reference Committee on Education
  • Resolution 316: Support and Placement and Coverage of LARC for All Women as Contraceptive Devices and for Regulation of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding - Introduced by the Texas Chapter; successfully adopted by Congress of Delegates into official AAFP policy

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