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 8,000 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:

  >>  Advance the personal and professional development of family physicians
  >>  Assist members throughout their careers with resources and support;
  >>  Analyze and distribute trends and information to assist family physicians in their practices and;
  >>  Advocate for positions that promote the health of Californians and enhance the role and practice of family physicians individually and collectively.

This document is a digest of CAFP policy.   It is a record all official actions taken by the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Congress of Delegates, beginning in 1986.  It is organized by major subject areas.  Each entry is taken from one of three key source documents:  the Minutes of the Board of Directors (BoD), the Minutes of the Executive Committee, (EC) and the CAFP Congress of Delegates Transactions (CoD).  Each entry is marked by the month and year of its passage.  You may click on a topic to go to that section.

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