††††††††††† Rep. Whiteford offered the following resolution:
††††††††††† House Resolution No. 30.
††††††††††† A resolution to declare February 24-March 2, 2019, as Family Medicine Week in the state of Michigan.
††††††††††† Whereas, Michiganís family physicians have historically demonstrated their dedication to the health and well-being of this stateís citizens by emphasizing the family and providing care to all patients; and†
††††††††††† Whereas, Family physicians have studied for a minimum of seven years from medical school through residency and have received specialized training to provide primary care and medical treatment for the families of this state; and†
††††††††††† Whereas, This care is based on knowledge of the whole person in the context of the family and the community, and is not limited by age, sex, race, religion, or type of health problem; and†
††††††††††† Whereas, Michiganís Family Medicine practices provide high quality care, and reduce costs to the health care system through leadership, collaboration and innovation; and†
††††††††††† Whereas, Family physicians play a crucial role in ensuring the optimal health of families across the state; now, therefore, be it
††††††††††† Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare February 24-March 2, 2019, as Family Medicine Week in the state of Michigan. We support a robust, primary-care based health care system and recognize the key role family physicians play in making Michigan healthy; and be it further
††††††††††† Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians with our highest esteem.