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May/June 2012 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
Date:5/14/2012

Reinvigorating the 1967 Folsom Report's 'Communities of Solution' to Address Today's Fragmented U.S. Health Care System

In the wake of federal efforts to reform the U.S. health care system, a group of rising family medicine leaders call for a reinvigoration of community-centered health systems, as originally outlined in the landmark 1967 Folsom Report. They contend the vision of the original Folsom commission could not be more pertinent to America's current pressing needs. The group revitalizes and modernizes the Folsom Report's blueprint, offering an updated series of 13 grand challenges to facilitate a vision for nationwide integrated patient-centered community health services. The renewal of the Report's "Community of Solution" concept serves as the anchor point for improving overall health and decreasing health costs. Other key lessons drawn from the original report include the integration of public health and clinical care and the importance of local decision making. It is the group's hope that these updated challenges might serve as a springboard for health care professionals, public health organizations, community groups and policy makers to take concrete steps to reengage at the community level.

Communities of Solution: The Folsom Report Revisited

By The Folsom Group

American Board of Family Medicine Young Leaders Advisory Group

Nasal Steroids Offer Small Therapeutic Benefit for Sinus Infection Sufferers

As evidence and clinical policy recommendations move away from antibiotic use for acute sinusitis, a systematic review and meta-analysis finds a therapeutic benefit from intranasal corticosteroidsbut the effect is small and not apparent until two to three weeks. Analyzing six studies with a total of 2,495 patients, researchers found intranasal corticosteroids resulted in a small increase in the resolution or improvement of symptoms at days 14 to 21, with the most consistently significant benefits being rel
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American Academy of Family Physicians
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