Advocacy News

Family physicians learn about important health policy topics and legislation to influence the laws that affect patients and practice. CAFP stays up to date concerning issues related to health care reform, public and private payment, public health, HIT, legal issues, medical practice affairs, insurance and the practice of medicine.
March 30, 2024
AMAM Registration and Lobby Day Sign Ups Closing April 8

With only two weeks until AMAM, seats are filling up quickly. We will be closing registration, as well as the opportunity to sign up for Lobby Day, on April 8. Don't miss the chance to register. To view a full schedule of AMAM we highly encourage you to download the CAFP App. You can also […]

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January 18, 2024
2024 All Member Advocacy Meeting

CAFP's annual All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM) will be held on April 13-14, with Lobby Day on April 15, 2024, at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. From improving public health to increasing primary care payment, learn how YOU can be the change you want to see in the health care policy world. AMAM 2024 will […]

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December 21, 2023
CAFP Wrapped

CAFP Wrapped  An "End of the Year Wrapped" typically refers to a personalized summary or compilation of a person's or entity's activities, achievements, or engagement over a calendar year. This concept is commonly associated with music streaming services such as Spotify, which provide users with a detailed breakdown of their listening habits, favorite songs, genres, […]

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November 15, 2023
Announcing Key Deadlines for CAFP’s 2024 All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM)

Registration for California Academy of Family Physicians’ All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM) will be opening in December. AMAM is one of CAFP’s most popular events. The 2024 All Member Advocacy Meeting will be in Sacramento on Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 2024 with Lobby Day on Monday, April 15, 2024. Mark your calendars now! Until […]

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October 20, 2023
Status of CAFP-Supported Bills

The California 2023-2024 legislative session ended on September14, at midnight. After both houses approve a bill, it goes to the Governor and the Governor has three choices - sign the bill into law, allow it to become law without their signature, or veto it. The Governor had until midnight, October 14, to determine the fate […]

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October 9, 2023
CAFP Disappointed Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Address Health Priorities

Governor Newsom Missed an Opportunity to Address Social Determinants of Health with AB 85 Veto Sacramento — Despite the support of 30+ patient advocacy, health care, and community-based organizations, the governor vetoed AB 85 (Weber), a critical step in ensuring health equity and optimal health outcomes for California patients. Authored by Assemblymember Akilah Weber, MD, […]

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September 29, 2023
Speak out! Let the Governor Know You Support CAFP’s Sponsored Bill AB 85

CAFP’s sponsored bill - AB 85 – passed the legislature and was sent to the Governor’s desk! AB 85, authored by Assemblywoman Dr. Akilah Weber, expands access to social determinants of health screenings and resources. It is important that the Governor hears from you on how this bill is a smart investment that will improve health outcomes, […]

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September 28, 2023
CAFP Sending 8 Member Resolutions to the AAFP Congress of Delegates

Ever wonder what happens to the resolutions submitted at CAFP’s All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM)? Over the course of the six months since AMAM 2023, each resolution has been reviewed and discussed by our Board. In some cases, the Board has enough information to make a determination. In other instances, the resolution is referred to […]

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September 15, 2023
Breaking News: CAFP-Sponsored Bill AB 85 Passes Senate Floor

CAFP's sponsored bill, AB 85, authored by Assemblywoman Dr. Akilah Weber passed out of the Senate with overwhelming support in a 30-7 vote during the Senate floor session. The bill, to expand access to social determinants of health screenings and resources, will now return to its house of origin, the Assembly, for concurrence on amendments […]

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