Calendar of Events
The MDAFP works to bring you quality CME opportunities and other events important to you and your career. View the upcoming events below.
MDPCP PMO Webinars
The MDPCP PMO will be hosting regular webinars for all Primary Care Providers to review current guidance, provide additional information on important activities primary care offices should be taking for the health and safety of Marylanders and answer additional questions.
Upcoming – Register Now!
HCAM SPEAKER SERIES
Re-thinking Mental Health: Workplace Equity for Communities of Color
Tuesday, May 18 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
In this session, our expert panel will discuss:
– Mental health challenges facing communities of color and how they impact today’s workforce
– The impact of racism and trauma on mental health
– Creating a workplace that supports mental health and well-being
Thank you to our Series Sponsor TriBridge Partners and Kaiser Permanente & session sponsors Coppin State University, Renaye James Healthcare Advisors, SC&H Group, and the Horizon Foundation for supporting this event.Register Here
Virtual Town Hall Addresses Black Maternal Health, Birth Equity
CME Available for Participants
The AAFP hosted its latest Virtual Town Hall, “Striving for Birth Equity,” featuring an expert panel of family physicians, in conjunction with Black Maternal Health Week. All members are invited to attend that evening or to watch the event on demand beginning the following day.
Danielle Jones, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of the Academy’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity, will moderate the panel. Scheduled panelists include
- AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D.;
- Zita Magloire, M.D., chair of the Academy’s Obstetrics Member Interest Group; and
- Tanya Anim, M.D., a practicing family physician with Lee Health, a community-owned not-for-profit public health system in southwest Florida.
The panel on Black maternal health comes at a time of increasing concern about maternal mortality among family physicians and other health care professionals. While maternal mortality rates worldwide declined almost 38% between 2000 and 2017, maternal mortality increased by over 26% in the United States during the same period.
Research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 80th Scientific Sessions in June 2020 indicated that in the United States, non-Hispanic Black women were three times more likely to have a maternal death than white women. Non-Hispanic Black women also were significantly more likely to experience a severe maternal morbidity event at the time of delivery. Other research showed that Black infants were more likely to be born preterm than white infants, and were at the highest risk of dying within less than 28 days after being discharged from the hospital or of experiencing morbidities in the time between birth and discharge.
The panelists will discuss a variety of topics during the Virtual Town Hall, including rural issues in maternal health disparities, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black maternal health and ongoing advocacy efforts. In addition, one panelist will share her personal birth experience.
Members who attend will learn how to implement clinical practice strategies that minimize adverse birth outcomes in Black women, better communicate the breadth of racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, and advocate for legislation aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity.
Members who participate in the Virtual Town Hall will be able to earn AAFP Prescribed CME credit.
Three-Part Practice Management CME Webinar Series Archives
1] Sustaining Telehealth in Family Medicine: Today and TomorrowArchive Link
2] Driving Short- and Long-Term Practice Financial SuccessArchive Link
3] The Future of Family Medicine in the Post COVID-19 WorldArchive Link