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Request for Innovative Ideas: COVID-19 Specimen Collection & Transport

Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH,) along with the California Department of Technology and the California Department of General Services, issued a Request for Innovative Ideas or RFI2 that looks to capitalize on California’s innovation economy to help us identify new solutions or services for COVID-19 specimen collection and transport. The RFI2 is a competitive procurement approach […]

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Obituary Dr. Ransom (Buck) Turner

Dr. Ransom Buck Turner passed away August 15, 2020 at the age of ninety four.  Dr. Turner graduated from Stanford Medical School in 1953 and practiced as a Family Physician in Santa Rosa, California for over forty years. He was actively involved in the inception of Family Physician as a medical specialty.  He took on […]

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Office of Statewide Health Planning Department (OSHPD) Loan Repayment, Scholarship, or Grant Program Eligibility

Loan Repayment Programs of OSHPD and the Health Professions Education Foundation Loan repayment programs through both the Health Professions Education Foundation and the Healthcare Workforce Development Division offer financial support to health professionals who agree to provide direct patient care in medically underserved areas. Eligibility guidelines and criteria vary by program. Healthcare Workforce Development Division […]

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Seven CAFP-Supported Bills Await Governor's Action

Seven CAFP-supported bills have reached the Governor’s desk. If you want to support any of these bills, please help push them over the finish line by asking the Governor to sign: • AB 732 (Bonta) – requires jails and prisons to offer inmates who are possibly pregnant or capable of becoming pregnant a pregnancy test, or medical treatment […]

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Register for AAFP's State Legislative Conference

As a result of COVID-19, this year’s AAFP State Legislative Conference will be held in four virtual sessions spread out over four months. Learn about issues influencing health care and connect with health policy experts, family physicians, chapter leaders, and AAFP staff. Please click on the title of each session to register for the events, […]

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Bill to Allow Nurse Practitioner’s to Practice Medicine Independently Heads to Governor

The Legislature passed AB 890 (Wood), allowing Nurse Practitioners to practice medicine without physician supervision. The bill now goes to the Governor to decide by the end of the month whether or not he will sign or veto. Your CAFP advocacy team has done a wonderful job and our members have responded by calling legislators, […]

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