Archive for March, 2017

GAFP is seeking a Family Physician Who is Exemplary in Supporting Georgia’s Maternal and Health Population

The Georgia Academy, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, is seeking nominees for members who have supported Georgia’s mothers and children above and beyond the scope of family medicine.  Last year’s awardee was Dr. Andrea Videlsky of Marietta who has co-founded the Adult Disability Medical Home Clinic.  The clinic provides resources to adults with down syndrome and their families.

We are looking for YOU or a colleague to let us know about what you are doing in your community.  Please email Tenesha Wallace ( with the name of your nominee and a few sentences about what makes them unique in their support of healthy moms and children.  The award will be presented at our Summer CME meeting in June.  Please send us a response no later than April 20th.

Nominating Committee Seeks GAFP Board Applicants

The Nominating Committee is working to pull together a slate of candidates for the 2018 GAFP Board of Directors.  GAFP leadership has a history of excelling at both the state and national levels and far outpaces other physician groups in innovative and new initiatives.

The Congress of Delegates will vote on the slate for the 2018 Board in late summer.  (Residents and Medical Students will hold their own elections in the fall.)

If you are interested in becoming more active in the Georgia Academy, please consider applying.  Your time commitment is 4 meetings a year (typically March, June, August and November) and being available to GAFP leaders, staff, and your district colleagues should issues emerge that require your leadership input and participation.

All Board members receive one free registration per year for either our CME Summer or Annual meeting as a token of our appreciation for your hard work.

Board members are asked to be the eyes and ears of your community and bring to the leadership issues important to family physicians from your hometown.  Please click this link,, and respond by May 15 if you are interested in applying for the 2018 Board.

Potential vacancies are listed below:


*President-Elect (automatically becomes President in November 2018 and Board Chair in November 2019)

*Vice President (1 year term)

*Treasurer (3 year term)

*Speaker (1 year term)

Vice Speaker (1 year term)

*Member of the Executive Committee and must be available for monthly conference calls and four face-to-face meetings in addition to attending the GAFP Board of Directors meeting.

AAFP Delegates- (must be eligible to attend AAFP Congress of Delegates)

AAFP Delegate (2 year term)

AAFP Alternate Delegate (2 year term)

Director – District 1 (3 year term) – (Counties:  Baldwin; Bryan; Bulloch; Burke; Chatham;

Effingham; Evans; Glascock; Greene; Hancock; Jefferson; Jenkins; Johnson; Liberty; Long; McDuffie; McIntosh; Screven; Taliaferro; Warren; Washington and Wilkinson.)

Director- District 6 (3 year term) – (Counties:  Bibb; Butts; Crawford; Houston; Jasper; Jones; Lamar; Macon; Monroe; Peach; Pike; Pulaski; Putnam; Spalding; Twiggs and Upson.)

Director – District 7 (3 year term) – (Counties:  Bartow; Catoosa; Chattooga; Dade; Floyd; Gordon; Murray; Polk; Walker and Whitfield.)

Alternate Director – District 3 (3 year term) – (Counties:  Chattahoochee; Coweta; Fayette; Harris; Heard; Marion; Meriwether; Muscogee; Schley; Stewart; Talbot; Taylor; Troup and Webster.)

Alternate Director – District 6 (3 year term) – (Counties:  Bibb; Butts; Crawford; Houston; Jasper; Jones; Lamar; Macon; Monroe; Peach; Pike; Pulaski; Putnam; Spalding; Twiggs and Upson.)

Register Now!! GCT2 Monthly Webinar: Healthcare Transitions: Transitioning Youth with Special Needs to Adult Healthcare – March 22nd

The GAFP serves as a partner of the Georgia Clinical Transformation Team (GCT2), a coalition of organizations who have aligned programs and services dedicated to connecting and collaborating to lead Georgia providers in transforming healthcare using technology and quality improvement processes.

The GAFP coordinates and hosts 30-minute monthly webinars on topics that foster collaboration on practice quality improvement, facilitated efforts around cardiac care, diabetes management, motivational interviewing, behavioral health, and medication adherence. These educational CME webinars offer a streamlined, comprehensive approach to services that are needed and accessible to clinicians.

This month’s webinar, Healthcare Transitions: Transitioning Youth with Special Needs to Adult Healthcare, will be held on March 22nd at 12:30 pm with Ms. Sharifa Peart, Program Manager, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at the Department of Public Health.  From this webinar, you’ll learn more about the importance of having a transition plan, the difference between transitioning a young adult with disabilities and a young adult with a developmental disability, and how to use a multidisciplinary health care team to develop and implement the transition plan. Please click the link to register for the March 22nd webinar.