- When Disaster Strikes, Planning and Collaboration are Essential
Large-scale catastrophic events and infectious disease outbreaks require disaster planning at all community levels. Today, in an updated Committee Opinion, “Hospital Disaster Preparedness for Obstetricians and Facilities Providing Maternity Care,” the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) outlined the key components to preparation and communication for the successful management of obstetrical care during emergencies.
- America’s Frontline Physicians Oppose Efforts to Eliminate the Individual Mandate
- Apply for the FIGO/Chien-Tien Hsu Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology
- First National Multi-state Collaborative Launched on Treating Maternal Opioid Use Disorder
- LARC and Reproductive Choice
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today issued an updated Practice Bulletin, “Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices,” outlining new key data on the safety of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), the most effective, reversible contraceptive methods available.
- ACOG Releases New Guidance Aimed at Making VBAC Available to More Women
Vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) should be attempted at maternal care facilities that typically manage uncomplicated births if they are capable of performing emergency deliveries, according to updated guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
- Firearm violence is a public health crisis. Commit to discussing firearm safety with your patients, today.
- New Patient-Focused Congenital Syphilis Information from MoD and CDC
U.S. Congenital syphilis (CS) rates increased 46 percent between 2012 and 2015. March of Dimes (MOD) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have new CS-related educational materials in English and Spanish for providers to share with patients and clients.
- Apply Now for Obesity Medicine Certification
- America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Immediate Reversal of Decision to Discontinue CSR Payments
This decision is not consistent with the administration’s pledge to provide individuals and families with more options to secure affordable health care coverage. Elimination of CSR payments makes that goal harder, if not impossible, to achieve. Our organizations call on the United States Senate and House of Representatives to take immediate action to restore these payments. A failure to address this matter will result in dramatic, if not catastrophic, increases in premiums across the country – resulting in millions of people either losing their health care coverage due to either insurer departures from the market or their inability to afford coverage.
- (Free) NIH Conference National Conference on Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women & Girls, Oct 26-27, Washington, DC
As a follow-up to the 2008 National Conference on Preventing Substance-exposed Pregnancies sponsored by the ICCFASD, this conference will be expanded to highlight the intersection of harmful drinking among women, HIV infection, and adverse maternal-child health outcomes.
- Group of 6 Statement on President Trump’s Health Care Executive Order
Our organizations, which represent more than 560,000 physicians and medical students nationwide, look forward to further analyzing the Executive Order issued today by President Donald J. Trump. It is important that policies proposed be thoroughly evaluated to determine their impact on individuals and our health care system more broadly. We look forward to submitting more formal comments through the rulemaking process as the Administration seeks to establish the regulatory framework to implement the goals of today’s Executive Order. However, our initial review raises serious concerns about its impact on our patients.
- CMSS 2017 Patient & Family Engagement Summit, November 16
Join physicians, health care professionals, health system leaders, patient advocates, and patients for a one-day Summit focused on integrating and leveraging the patient's voice in U.S. health care. This Summit will challenge both clinicians and patients to work collaboratively to co-design and develop programs that benefit the way care is delivered, with an ultimate goal of achieving the "quadruple aim": improved patient and family experience, better health outcomes, lower per capita costs, and increased joy in practice. In addition, the Summit will share the work of the National Quality Partners Shared Decision Making Action Team with key audiences, including physicians and specialty societies.
- Just Released by ASCCP: New Colposcopy Standards Recommendations
This issue of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease contains the new ASCCP Colposcopy Standards. These comprehensive standards are evidence based and fill an important gap for clinicians managing women with abnormal cervical cancer screening tests.
- Nation’s Ob-Gyns Denounce Trump Administration’s Attack on Contraception