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Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Society of Family Planning Bridge Builder Award 2020 Request for Proposals
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and the Society of Family Planning (SFP) are committed to meeting the reproductive health care needs of women in the US at high risk for maternal mortality and morbidity, including their abortion and contraception needs. Given overlapping membership and shared areas of focus, SMFM and SFP are partnering to offer SMFM and SFP Bridge Builder Awards. These awards seek to cultivate a more dynamic relationship between SMFM and SFP’s memberships and scholarship in order to improve research and clinical practice.
ACOG Statement on HPV Vaccination
Click here to read ACOG's latest statement on HPV vaccination, in which they encourage physicians to discuss the vaccine routinely with their 27- to 45-year-old patients.
Microaggressions and Employee Mental Health
This Behavioral Health Partners blog entry examines diversity in the workplace, with a particular focus on the effects of microagression on employee mental health.
Advocate to Protect Trans Health
The Department of Health and Human Services is accepting public comments on their proposal to make it legal to refuse health care to transgender individuals on the basis of gender identity. Click here to read up on the issue and submit a comment.
Op-Ed: The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses
This Danielle Ofri Op-Ed piece in the New York Times takes an unflinching look at the ways the business of health care relies on caregivers' commitment to patients, and willingness to take on ever-increasing work loads.