WHEREAS, Michigan’s family physicians have historically demonstrated their dedication to the health and well-being of Michigan residents by providing care to all patients; and,
WHEREAS, family physicians have studied for a minimum of seven years in medical school and 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, Michigan’s 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, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim February 21-27, 2016 as Family Medicine Week in Michigan.