ACOFP Opposes HHS Final Rule Roll Back of Transgender Protections
On June 12, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule entitled, Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities, Delegation of Authority. One of the most controversial provisions of this rule replaces the federal government’s interpretation of section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits any health care provider receiving federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. ACOFP leadership feels strongly that this rule directly conflicts with policy we have in place and has submitted a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, voicing ACOFP opposition to the rule.

Call for Applications: Task Force on Racism and Health
ACOFP leadership is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Task Force on Racism and HealthThe task force will assess the issue of racism and health; review ACOFP’s current policies, programs and efforts to address this issue; and make recommendations to the ACOFP Board of Governors on ways ACOFP can help osteopathic family physicians play a role in ending health disparities due to racism and discrimination. Submit Application.

Strategies for Controlling the Spread of COVID-19
The authors of a study titled have developed a type of epidemiological compartment model useful for understanding the spread of COVID-19. According to the study, communities need to have quarantine capabilities, contact tracing and adequate testing to avoid a major second epidemic outbreak.

Diabetes Workshop
Gather your care team and join your colleagues from 5:30 to 9:45 pm ET on Thursday, July 23, for The State of Affairs Virtual Workshop: Type 1 Diabetes in the Primary Care Setting. This interactive workshop will provide a comprehensive view of the unique needs of your patients with T1D and explore the latest information in T1D management, including diabetes technologies, adjunctive therapies and psychosocial care.

COVID-19 Infection-Induced Chilblains
Until recently, the skin findings reported in association with COVID-19 infection remained sparse and devoid of any prognostic significance. This study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports emphasizes an important novel cutaneous sign of COVID-19 for dermatologists to recognize. 

Earn CME with OFP Quizzes
The July/August OFP journal is now available online. Read the new articles on current COVID-19 topics and more, then take the quizzes to earn CME. OFP CME quizzes are available as a free benefit to ACOFP members.

Start a Practice Revolution Without Leaving Town
Plan to attend the virtual , July 17–18, and transcend the way you deliver patient care. ACOFP members can register for just $300 with promo code SUM20ACOFP.