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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.
October 3, 2022
Volunteer to Help Dr. Jasmeet Bains Get Elected for Assembly District 35

Family Doc Volunteers Needed to Knock on Doors on September 24th, October 8th, and November 5th. Join Dr. Jasmeet Bains and your fellow Family Physicians as we support Jasmeet’s effort to get elected to the California Assembly. Support Jasmeet and help raise the voice of family physicians. We will travel to Assembly District 35 to […]

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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 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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September 6, 2022
CAFP Updated 2020 Resolutions

During the 2020 and 2021 years, the AAFP Congress of Delegates (COD) was either postponed or held virtually, with opportunities to forward state resolutions for national consideration, subsequently restricted. After the most recent CAFP Board meeting,  an update was made to the 2020 resolution A-1-20 (Closing Detention Camps). It was determined it was no longer […]

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August 9, 2022
Meet Assembly Candidate, Family Physician Jasmeet Bains, MD

Family Physician Jasmeet Bains, MD is running for California State Assembly District 35. Despite being a first-time candidate, Dr. Bains finished the primaries neck in neck with her opponent. The result is truly remarkable, and she is now heading to the November general election with real strength and momentum.After setting up and treating patients in […]

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May 5, 2022
CAFP Position on MICRA Legislation

From Lauren Simon, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CAFP President After careful and thorough debate and consideration of the policy and politics, the CAFP Board of Directors has voted to take a support position on AB 35 (Reyes and Umberg).  AB 35 keeps California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act’s (MICRA) essential guardrails solidly in place for patients […]

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March 15, 2022
2022 Champion of Family Medicine – Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

CAFP was honored to award Assembly Member, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry with 2022 Champion of Family Medicine.  Assembly Aguiar-Curry has been a champion of many issues important to family physicians and our patients including improving access to care for patients through telehealth services.  She understands the importance of family physicians in their communities (Carla to insert personal […]

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March 15, 2022
2022 Hero of Family Medicine – Alex McDonald, MD, FAAFP

At the 2022 All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM), CAFP announced the 2022 Hero of Family Medicine award winner. The award is presented annually to a CAFP member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advocate for patients, colleagues and the family medicine specialty. The winner of the CAFP’s 2022 Hero of […]

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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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