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February 7, 2022
March 16th Webinar: Key Insights into a Trauma-Informed Approach to Care

Join CAFP on March 16th, 6:30 – 7:30pm. We all serve patients that have experienced trauma and toxic stress. Many times, these are the more complex patients with intractable issues. These challenges can cause us to question our effectiveness as physicians, increase patient dissatisfaction, increase provider stress, and decrease wellbeing for staff. All of our […]

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February 4, 2022
EDD Confirms Physician Identity Theft Scam

In December, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) detected a disability insurance identity theft scam that involved suspected organized criminal elements filing false disability insurance claims by attempting to use stolen credentials of medical or health providers.  Last week, EDD confirmed that approximately 98 percent of the 27,000 medical provider accounts it initially flagged as […]

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February 1, 2022
Incorporating A MAID Curriculum Into Resident Education

Join CAFP on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 PM for an educational webinar on Incorporating Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) into Family Medicine Residency Training. Program directors, interested faculty, and residents are welcome. Medical aid in dying (MAID) is a service available to patients at the end of their lives and is designed to reduce […]

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January 29, 2022
Political Fireworks Expected as Legislature Debates Major Healthcare Reform

The California Assembly will be taking do-or-die votes on Monday on controversial bills, including on AB 1400, the single-payer bill. The votes are do-or-die, because bills that failed to pass their house of origin have until January 31 to pass in order to stay alive. The vote on these controversial bills have been put off […]

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January 20, 2022
Family Medicine Revolution: The Evolution

Dr. Jay W. Lee was featured in the Nevada Academy of Family Physician’s Winter 2021 magazine. Read the article here. Related posts: The SDAFP 2020 Family Register Now for San Diego Academy of Family Physician’s 63rd Annual Symposium ‘Family Medicine Update 2020’ on October 2-4! Erika Roshanravan, MD, selected as the 2020 Hero of Family […]

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January 18, 2022
Bracing for More Health Care Staff Shortages and New Mask Guidance

California, as well as the nation, prepare for more staffing shortages in healthcare after the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its sweeping vaccine-or-test requirements for large private companies, but allowed a vaccine mandate to stay in place for medical facilities. President Biden has called on states and businesses to voluntarily institute vaccination […]

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January 16, 2022
Governor’s 2022-23 Proposed Budget Would Expand Access to Health Care in California

Governor Gavin Newsom released his 2022-23 Budget Proposal on Monday, January 10,2022. The budget proposal includes key investments to improve access to health care services and to support COVID-19 response efforts. California’s fiscal outlook looks strong for 2022-23 with a $286.4 billion budget and a projected $45.7 billion surplus, which includes $20.6 billion in General […]

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January 13, 2022
CAFP Foundation Award Nominations Due February 11th

Each year, the CAFP Foundation recognizes champions within the family medicine specialty. Join us in this celebration by nominating an individual who has had an impact on your academic, professional and/or personal journey. Submissions are due Friday, February 11, 2022. View nomination form for CAFP foundation awards here. View a list of past recipients here. […]

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January 11, 2022
Dr. Shani Muhammad Shares a Report on Healthy Children

By Shani Muhammad, MD A 2021 report (From Crisis to Opportunity: Reforming Our Nation’s Policies to Help All Children Grow Up Healthy) released by a special project of the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation highlights a growing problem Family Physicians are facing in our practices: Childhood Obesity. This report, which highlights that now 1 in […]

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