Increasing Disseminated Gonococcal Infections in California

Originally received from CDPH, Jan 15, 2021: In recent months, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has received increasing reports of disseminated gonococcal infections (DGI), an uncommon but severe complication of untreated gonorrhea. CDPH is working with local health departments to investigate these cases of DGI, where some of the patients have reported experiencing homelessness and/or using illicit drugs, particularly methamphetamine. It is possible the increase in DGI cases reflects a decrease of STD screening, testing and treatment as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 […]

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Vaccine Information from DHCS

Originally received via email from the Department of Health Care Services, Jan 14, 2021. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking federal approval to help support delivery of the vaccine to all Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The vaccine will be provided at no cost to all Californians. The purpose of this Q&A is to provide […]

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Healing in the midst of emotional strife; latest COVID-19 vaccine information

Originally sent to AAFP members, January 8, 2021 The AAFP is here to support you as you serve your patients and community Dear colleagues, I write to you today with a heavy heart. This week, our nation experienced an unimaginable insurrection against our government. As I watched in disbelief, my mind turned to all of […]

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Governor’s Proposed Budget Maintains Health Spending

Governor Gavin Newsom released his 2021-22 State Budget proposal today, marking the beginning of a five-month long budget negotiation with the State Legislature. Despite dire predictions last year of a significant budget shortfall, California’s fiscal outlook looks strong for 2021-22 with a multibillion-dollar surplus. Many health programs will be maintained or augmented, including $33 million in ongoing […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine: CAFP Sends Letter to County Leaders and Public Health Officers

January 5, 2021 Dear County Leaders and Public Health Officers: The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and our nearly 11,000 family physicians and medical students deeply appreciate the actions you have taken so far to distribute vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. CAFP recognizes the significant challenges and effort required to disseminate and administer […]

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CAFP Hiring for Manager, Professional Development

The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) seeks a motivated, adaptable, team-oriented professional to work with the Vice President of Education to develop, implement and evaluate educational and leadership programs. This position requires someone who is creative and can also track and manage details. Strong writing skills are essential. A full description with position requirements […]

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