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September 22, 2022
Announcing the Launch of EyeConnect, a Multidisciplinary, Comprehensive Educational Curriculum in Diabetic Eye Care

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The educational collaborative of Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA), California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP), the Endocrine Society, freeCME.com, Global Education Group, Healio CME, Komodo Health, National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC), […]

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September 21, 2022
Congratulations Jay W. Lee, MD – Elected AAFP Board of Directors

The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual Congress of Delegates, the organization’s governing body. Members of the board of directors advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. The Congress elected new officers […]

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September 19, 2022
COVID-19 Test to Treat Equity Grant Available to Help Increase Access to COVID-19 Treatment in Underserved Communities

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has launched a COVID-19 Test to Treat Equity Grant Program to help providers address barriers to COVID-19 treatment for communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  Approximately 300+ safety net providers will be awarded up to $59 million.  Eligible providers include: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and FQHC Look-Alikes. Community […]

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September 19, 2022
2022 Congress of Delegates and FMX Happening This Week

The Congress of Delegates (COD) is the Academy’s policy-making body. Its membership consists of two delegates and two alternates from each constituent chapter and from the member constituencies including new physicians, residents, students, and other constituency groups represented at the National Conference of Constituency Leaders. The Congress elects new officers and three members to serve on […]

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September 14, 2022
Governor Newsom appoints new Surgeon General

CAFP congratulates Dr. Diana Ramos on her appointment as California Surgeon General. Dr. Ramos, an OBGYN, has decades of experience in and commitment to health care access, health equity and reproductive health. She currently serves at the California Department of Public Health’s Center for Healthy Communities, where she oversees the state’s public health and prevention […]

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September 13, 2022
CAFP JEDI Task Force

In November 2021, the CAFP Board of Directors adopted a new Strategic Plan, which outlined four priority goals with corresponding objectives, to be undertaken in the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan period. One of the top goals and objectives the Board identified was to “Prioritize Justice Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” In early January 2022, CAFP staff […]

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September 11, 2022
EYECONNECT Diabetic Eye Care Prime Time Live: September 14th at 7pm EST

DR/DME continues to affect greater numbers of patients with diabetes, and, unfortunately, in addition to managing the disease, some patient populations experience social determinants that can affect care. Join our multidisciplinary panel of Drs. Coney, Kashyap, and Vega for an engaging, live discussion regarding DR/DME and the importance of understanding the barriers that minority patients […]

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September 10, 2022
DHCS Creates Pathway for Federally Funded Clinics

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has created a clear pathway for federally funded clinics including FQHCs, tribal clinics, and rural health centers to bill and be reimbursed for abortion services without using any federal funds. On September 1, the article “FQHC, RHC and Tribal Clinic Providers: Abortion Services” was posted to the Medi-Cal News area on […]

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September 6, 2022
CAFP Udated 2022 Resolutions

CAFP has updated the chart reflecting the actions taken by the Board on all resolutions which has been posted here. As a reminder, the chart of actions taken is updated after each quarterly meeting of the Board and posted to the website and shared with members via the Academy in Action newsletter. While the majority of […]

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