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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.
November 19, 2021
Health, Wellness, and Equity in California’s LGBTQ+ Community with MolinaCares – December 7th

December 7, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT Please join MolinaCares for a virtual panel discussion on December 7th hosted by CAFP member, Dr. Felix Nuñez, regional medical director of Molina Healthcare of California and moderated by Dr. Shannon Kozlovich, program manager at Equality California. Expert panelists include Craig Pulsipher, associate director of […]

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October 15, 2021
Protect MICRA Campaign – Community Ambassador Training

While frontline healthcare heroes like you have been hard at work protecting Californians throughout the pandemic, proponents of the so-called “Fairness for Injured Patients Act” (FIPA) were advocating for their trial attorney-backed measure that will limit access to care during the worst possible time by eliminating key Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) protections. While […]

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October 14, 2021
Twelve CAFP-Supported Bills Have Been Signed by Governor Newsom

October 10th was the last day Governor Newsom had to sign into law or veto bills passed by the Legislature.  The Governor signed into law twelve CAFP-supported bills that would increase access to health care services, protect reproductive health care patients and providers, support physician practices and residents, close the existing racial gaps in maternal […]

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October 13, 2021
CAFP Awarded 2021 Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award

CAFP is honored to be awarded the 2021 AAFP Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award. AAFP recognized CAFP’s efforts to advance alternative payment models to support primary care, especially those primary care practices particularly affected by the pandemic. CAFP has worked with legislators and a wide coalition of stakeholders to introduce legislation to establish multi-payer […]

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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 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 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 2, 2021
CAFP Updated Resolutions for July 2021

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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July 27, 2021
Dr. Campo’s Experience: Advocacy in Family Medicine

By Dr. Melissa Campos MD Part of our role as Family Medicine Physicians is to be advocates.  We can advocate in the clinic for our patients or we can extend our advocacy beyond the walls of the clinic to the larger community. I first started to consider advocacy on a larger level when I was […]

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