June 15, 2021


In This Issue

GHFA Seeking Applicants for Third Cycle 2021 Community Health Grant Awards Program

Georgia’s Maternal Mortality – What Family Physicians Need to Know

Georgia DPH Introduces COVID Vaccine Management System (VMS)

Myeloma Resources Available for Providers and Clinical Staff

Members in the News

GAFP leader, Dr. Scott Bohlke of Brooklet, published in the Atlanta Journal constitution about boosting COVID-19 vaccinations. Read the article here

Worth Repeating

From AAFP’s FPM Journal The Feasibility of Screening for Social Determinants of Health: Seven Lessons Learned. The Georgia Academy’s Public Health Committee reviewed this article and encourages our colleagues to review this article.  It includes a patient questionnaire for screenings for social determinants of health (SDOH).

The article, says in part:


If addressing patients' social needs sounds overwhelming, the results of this pilot project might surprise you.


“Social determinants of health” (SDOH) has become an inescapable buzzword in family medicine in part because of the magnitude of impact that SDOH have on our patients' wellbeing. Drawing a direct comparison between social factors and medical conditions, researchers have estimated that low education, racial segregation, and low social support make a contribution to mortality that is equivalent to acute myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease, and lung cancer, respectively.

Read the article here!

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Myeloma Resources Available for Providers and Clinical Staff

Myeloma is the second most commonly diagnosed blood cancer in the U.S. and the most prevalent blood cancer among Black Americans.  If you would like to schedule an in-service about myeloma for your clinical staff and primary care providers, please contact Dr. Nina Logan at nina.logan@lls.org.

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GHFA Seeking Applicants for Third Cycle               Community Health Grant Awards Program

Grant awards of up to $5,000 are made to GAFP member affiliated community organizations that support program priorities including underserved populations and community projects that promote healthy practices consistent with the principles of Family Medicine.  

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