Announcement Archive: September 2015

  1. Family Medicine Prairies

           Family Medicine Prairies

    One of the highlights of my drive to work is going past Prairie Moraine Park. This happens to house (IMHO) the best dog park in the world and I have enjoyed many hours exploring the park over the years with my four-legged friends. I never tire of watching the park transform itself after “the burn” in the spring. Family medicine is once again transforming to address the healthcare needs of our country in the context of a shifting healthcare landscape.  How our family medicine prairie of the future will look has yet to be defined and there are many opportunities to be involved in the regeneration. Here are a number of national and local initiatives that are “prairie-esque.”

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  2. Visioning Our Future

    Last Thursday, 73 staff and faculty from 17 locations gathered at a Vision Conference to imagine the possibilities for the future of DFMCH. During this session, we worked in small and large groups to develop Vision Statements around our mission areas: Read more... »

  3. UW Health Quality and Safety Week: October 26-29

    Mark your calendar for these talks and activities.

    Keynote Talk

    Kenneth E. Wood, DO, will deliver the keynote talk, "The Quality Cost Interface in the Era of Health Care Reform," on Wednesday, October 28 at noon (HSLC 1335). Dr. Wood is Chief Medical Officer for the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Lunch provided (while supplies last). Add a reminder to your Outlook calendar

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  4. Breaking the Bias Habit: A Workshop to Promote Racial Equity in Clinical and Work Settings

    The DFMCH 2020 Initiative and WISELI (Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute) wish to offer you a new workshop dedicated to the promotion of diversity and inclusion (see attached flier).  This workshop was designed by the WISELI team specifically at the request of the 2020 Initiative.  Before we open this unique workshop up to the greater UW School of Medicine and Public Health community, we wish to first invite all members of the DFMCH. Read more... »

  5. Northeast Clinic, Madison Fire Department Pilot Dryden Terrace Outreach Project

    On September 15, 2015, a small group of residents, faculty and staff from the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health met with residents of the Dryden Terrace apartments on Madison's northeast side as part of an outreach effort by the Madison Fire Department (MFD). Read more... »

  6. DFMCH Statewide Grand Rounds - November 4, 2015

    "The Happiest Baby on the Block"

    by Dr. Harvey Karp

    St. Mary's Conference Center ~ Bay 1

    12:00-12:30 pm - Lunch**

    12:30 - 1:30 pm - Presentation

    Dr. Karp’s presentation will explore an innovative strategy to calm infant crying and increase sleep.  Read more... »

  7. Getting Ready for the Vision Conference: What is Your WHY?

    DFMCH ReCHARGED is getting ready for a Vision Conference on September 17th.  As a department, we remain committed to our existing mission:

    “The vision of the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is to improve the health of the people of Wisconsin and the nation through leadership in family medicine education, clinical practice, research and community service.”  Read more... »

  8. Fam Med 701: Perspectives in Multidisciplinary Clinical and Translational Research

    Course Director:
    David Rabago, MD – Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

    Course Description:
    Translational medical research facilitates the movement of findings from basic science to practical applications that enhance human health and well-being. Read more... »

  9. Task Force Updates

    Wellness Task Force Update

    May the force be with you! In this case, Yoda is talking about wellness and resilience. Once the story telling and laughter simmered just a bit, the members of the wellness and resilience task force got down to business.  We've met as a group twice so far, and in this time, we've accomplished a lot.  Two task force members took on researching what our own institution is doing and what other institutions are doing in terms of building wellness and resilience for their employees. Read more... »

  10. DFMCH Celebration and Thanks

    45th Anniversary Celebration

    DFMCH Celebration and Thanks

    This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Department of Family Medicine and name change to include Community Health.  We are excited to announce several events to celebrate this special occasion.

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