September 14, 2021
Mathematica Hosts Webinar on NASEM Report – Sept 23rd, 11am

For the first time in 27 years, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has issued a consensus report on primary care. Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care emphasizes that although primary care is the only health care component in which an increased supply is associated with better population health […]

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September 9, 2021
Navigating the Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a state public health order for most healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Paid and unpaid workers in health care facilities have until September 30th to be fully vaccinated. Join CAFP on September 27th at 6pm for a Webinar on What You Need to Know: Navigating […]

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September 3, 2021
California Family Physicians Stand with Texas Abortion Providers

Law Threatens Access to Health Services The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) strongly denounces SB 8, the Texas law which allows private individuals to sue abortion providers and anyone else who assists a person in obtaining an abortion. The CAFP recognizes that an individual has the right to make their own reproductive decisions. In […]

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August 31, 2021
2021 FM Residency Program Open Houses

California Family Medicine Programs are offering virtual open houses. Below are some of the open houses that are available to attend. For more information on the 2021 Summit Virtual Summer Series, visit familydocs.org/summit. *Sorted by date of open house. Information subject to change. All times are Pacific Time unless otherwise indicated. UC Davis Family Medicine […]

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August 30, 2021
Show and Tell: How to Achieve High Quality Primary Care

By Laura Murphy, DO The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report in May titled, “Implementing High Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care”. In the report the committee outlines an implementation plan on how to achieve high quality primary care (HQPC) through 5 main objectives: Pay for primary care […]

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August 24, 2021
Off-Season Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a health advisory for: Off-Season Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections and Use of Palivizumab Off-season respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections are increasing in California this summer. The CDPH recommends testing for additional respiratory pathogens besides SARS-CoV-2, including RSV. Additionally they encourage parents and caregivers to keep young children […]

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August 18, 2021
Vaccine Booster Recommended 8 Months After Full Vaccination

The Biden administration recently announced that fully vaccinated Americans who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster eight months after their second dose. The announcement stated that the booster shots will begin on September 20, 2021, pending approval from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The […]

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August 17, 2021
Physician Practices Needed to Help Test New Clinical Quality Measure

Quality Improvement Opportunity: COVID-19 Vaccination by Clinicians The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in partnership with Mathematica is recruiting physician practices and registries to help test the feasibility of a new clinical quality measure (CQM), COVID-19 Vaccination by Clinicians to develop and maintain quality measures for CMS’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). CMS […]

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August 12, 2021
2021-2022 Student and Resident Council Announced

CAFP proudly welcomes the 2021-2022 Student and Resident Council. The CAFP Student and Resident Council is the official student-resident voice of the Academy. By bringing students and residents together, the council promotes the exchange of ideas, builds leadership skills, pursues transformational advocacy and enriches CA’s primary care workforce with a strong family medicine pipeline. Through […]

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