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June 3, 2024
CAFP Welcomes New District VII and VIII Directors

Congratulations to Francis Chu, MD (District VII, Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz) and Rob Assibey, MD (District VIII, Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne) who were recently elected to serve as District Directors on CAFP’s Board of Directors. Dr. Chu was recently elected to serve as District VII Director […]

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June 3, 2024
Alex McDonald, MD of San Bernardino County Takes Office as President, California Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. McDonald brings a commitment to raising the profile of family medicine as he leads the medical specialty society in 2024-25 SACRAMENTO – Alex McDonald, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, a family physician who practices in San Bernardino County, begins a one-year term as president of the more than 10,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). In […]

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May 31, 2024
Cynthia Chen-Joea, DO, FAAFP, elected as the New Physician Director to the AAFP Board

Congratulations to Cynthia Chen-Joea, DO, FAAFP, elected as the New Physician Director to the AAFP Board.

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May 30, 2024
Welcome New CAFP Physician Director Laura Murphy, DO

Congratulations to Laura Murphy, DO on being elected Physician Director. The Physician Director represents the interest and perspective of new or early career physicians on the CAFP Board of Directors. They also sit on the Membership Engagement Committee and are involved in various aspects of membership outreach and retention for new physicians.

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May 23, 2024
PODCAST: 1 in 5 Series: I Leaned In: One Family Doc's Story of Treating Opioid Use Disorder

At the California Academy of Family Physicians, we know that Addiction Medicine is Family Medicine. In our latest series 1 in 5, we bring you stories of doctors - and their patients - who have worked together to reduce the harm done by opioid use disorder (OUD). These brief stories will bring you into the hearts […]

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May 17, 2024
American Board of Medical Specialties Approves a new subspecialty in Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM)

Positioning family physicians as health system leaders is strategically important for our specialty. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has approved a new subspecialty in Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM). The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is a co-sponsoring board and will be offering a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) starting […]

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May 13, 2024
Family Medicine POP! Keynote Announced!

We're looking forward to Katelyn Jetelina, MPH, PhD, our 2024 Family Medicine POP! keynote speaker. Dr. Jetelina is an epidemiologist and scientific communicator. She co-founded the Health Trust Initiative and is a Senior Scientific Advisor to several government and non-profit agencies, including the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Resolve to Save […]

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May 9, 2024
PODCAST: 1 in 5 series: From ER to Primary Care: Meeting Patients Where They’re At

At the California Academy of Family Physicians, we know that Addiction Medicine is Family Medicine. In our latest series 1 in 5, we bring you stories of doctors - and their patients - who have worked together to reduce the harm done by opioid use disorder (OUD). These brief stories will bring you into the hearts […]

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May 3, 2024
Primary Care For All (PCFA) Task Force

Goals and Objectives This new PCFA task force was established by the CAFP Board of Directors in April 2024 to recommend an organizational position on payment and system models to expand and simplify access to primary care and increase investment in primary care in California. The PCFA Task Force is charged with reviewing current CAFP […]

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