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Minnesota Family Physicians Name President's Award Winner

Wednesday, April 20, 2011  
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Jeff Schiff, M.D., the medical director for Minnesota Health Care Programs at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, was presented with the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians’ (MAFP) President’s Award at the MAFP All-Member Celebration on April 14, 2011.

The President’s Award is given by the MAFP president to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the specialty of family medicine and the Academy.

Dr. Schiff received the President’s Award because he has been a strong advocate for advancing the concept of health care homes in the state. He has said to have supported and provided energy to the process.

"His presence has played a significant role in achieving the progress we have seen in developing health care homes in the state,” said Terence Cahill, M.D., outgoing MAFP President.

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.

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