FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             July 14, 2016

Contact: Rep. Todd Novak (608) 266-7502

Rep. Novak Honored to be Selected as “Friend of Family Medicine” by Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Madison…Rep. Todd Novak (Dodgeville) was selected by the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians to receive the “Friend of Family Medicine” Award. The award is given to those that exemplify their mission and illustrate a keen awareness of issues important to family medicine.

The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) is a statewide association that is committed to promoting high professional and ethical standards in the practice of Family Medicine. They focus on improving the quality of medical care across the state as well as research and educational programs for medical students.

Rep. Novak was selected based on his work in the legislature on several key policy developments; the passage of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, the work done on the Heroin, Opioid, Prevention, and Education bills (HOPE), and the establishment of the behavioral coordination care grant.

“One of my priorities as a state representative is not only to ensure health care is available, but also to ensure that state laws and regulation make sense,” said Rep Novak. “It’s for this reason that I’m proud of bills like the Medical Licensure Compact, ensuring patients get the care they need, sooner rather than later.”

 “I am honored to have been selected as a “Friend of Family Medicine” by the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians for my work on the Medical Licensure Compact, the behavioral coordination care grant, and the HOPE Agenda,” said Rep. Novak. “Working on these issues is vital to improving the overall state of health care in Wisconsin.”