The $100 million appropriation in the 2016-17 State Budget will support and expand primary care residency training and programs in medically underserved areas through the Song-Brown Workforce Training Program and targeted investment in Teaching Health Centers. “We cannot thank legislative leaders enough for the action they’ve taken today,” said CAFP President Lee Ralph, MD. “Their support of our proposal will ensure that California doesn’t fall off the primary care cliff."
In today’s medicine, we are the dream catchers. We, as family physicians, are a mixture of different media held together by the bond of providing excellent care to keep our health system focused on what matters. Just as the web of the dream catcher captures dreams and channels the ones with purpose to its beholder, we consider policy and reformations to enact change within our Academy and beyond.
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Looking for a CME program in your area, your Chapter’s next meeting, the link to register for the CAFP’s Forum? This easy-to-use, real-time calendar includes the latest information on, Chapter and Academy events – from CME to advocacy to student and resident events. This is your resource for event details and registration!
Expanding the family physician workforce is a priority for CAFP. In this section you’ll find statistics, white papers, pipeline programs, graduate medical education funding, and more all focused around ensuring a stable and sufficient family physician workforce for California. Learn how YOU can be a part of the solution.
The PCMH University, a catalog of PCMH information, assists family physicians in exploring the medical home model and transforming their practice. You will find materials on PCMH programming to facilitate NCQA recognition, a library of resources, inspiring narratives from your colleagues, PCMH coaching services and more.
The latest headlines affecting family medicine: newspaper articles, online blogs and forums, and stories on radio and TV. We follow the press for news about CAFP members, updates on important issues to your specialty, practice and patients. We are thrilled to spotlight family physicians, residents and students making the news!
Family Medicine piquing your interest? Already enrolled in a residency program and looking for your first job? Or are you a mid-career professional looking for a chance of pace or location? Look no further for information on what family medicine careers, tips and tricks for securing your perfect job, and job listings.
The mission of the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is to advance the delivery of accessible, comprehensive health care to the people of California by supporting the goals and projects of CAFP and securing diverse philanthropic resources in order to accomplish those goals.