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The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is the only organization solely dedicated to advancing the specialty of family medicine in the state.  Since 1948, CAFP has championed the cause of family physicians and their patients. CAFP is critically important to primary care, with a strong collective voice of more than 9,000 family physician, family medicine resident and medical student members, the CAFP is the largest primary care medical society in California and the largest chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.


We focus on family physicians’ professional challenges and health policy concerns through advocacy and education to expand access to high quality and cost-effective patient care for California. We are committed to helping family physicians improve their everyday practice lives by offering affordable evidence-based continuing medical education, providing cost-saving practice management resources, delivering practical approaches to practice transformation and fostering opportunities to promote the family medicine specialty and ensure a strong and healthy primary care pipeline.



The mission of the California Academy of Family Physicians is:

• To enhance, strengthen and promote the specialty of family medicine

• To promote professional and personal growth for its members

• To advocate for family-centered care for all Californians


The California Academy of Family Physicians is the essential force in the professional lives of California’s family physicians and in improving the health of Californians.