ABFM and Stanford Support CDC to Monitor COVID-19 Incidence, Prevalence and Long-term Symptoms

By |2023-01-09T11:50:44-05:00December 17th, 2021|

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences (PHS) have entered into a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to apply a new initiative to monitor social inequalities in COVID-19 and assess the prevalence and severity of long-term symptoms of COVID-19.

RWJF Awards Grant to ABFM Foundation for Collaboration with Stanford and US Census Bureau to Support Research on Using Social Determinants of Health Indices to Adjust Payments to Physicians

By |2022-11-28T09:11:40-05:00December 14th, 2021|

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded a new two-year grant to support “Testing the predicting power of social determinants of health indices on outcomes to improve Medicare payment,” a research collaboration between the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation (ABFM Foundation), the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences (Stanford PHS), and the U.S. Census Bureau. The period of the grant began on December 1, 2021 and will carry through November 30, 2023.

Investment Needed in Primary Care Spending

By |2022-11-28T09:09:27-05:00May 19th, 2020|

Total annual health care expenditures in the US doubled between 2002–2016, growing from $810 billion to $1617 billion, while the already small proportion spent on primary care declined to 5.4%. This means that approximately a nickel out of every dollar spent on healthcare went to primary care, which has been declared the ‘central function’ of any effective health system internationally.

Medical Professionalism: A Contract with Society

By |2022-11-27T15:45:24-05:00December 17th, 2019|

The social contract between patients and society can determine medicine’s values and responsibilities in caring for the patient. The social contract is clearly articulated in medicine yet has frayed over the years, which has led to a loss of public trust. Aligning healthcare to support professionalism and value will ultimately support the social contract. ABFM created the Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care in 2018 to work collaboratively on solutions to repair medicine’s social contract, working across a wide array of health care professions.