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Family Physicians Present Legislative Achievement Award to Duluth Lawmaker

Tuesday, October 29, 2013  
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St. Louis Park, MN — Representative Thomas Huntley received top honors from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) for his successes in the legislature.

The MAFP selected Rep. Huntley for the 2013 Legislative Achievement Award. This is the second time he has received the honor, having also been presented with the award in 2007. The award is in recognition of his strong support for state funding of medical education (MERC), the State Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and other programs that enhance primary care and public health in Minnesota.

"Minnesota is fortunate to have legislators like Representative Huntley who understand the complexities of medical education funding and the importance of primary care training in for the future of Minnesota health care,” said MAFP President Daron Gersch, M.D.

The Legislative Achievement Award is given to state or federal legislators from Minnesota in recognition of a specific action that has benefited patients or family medicine.

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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