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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.
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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January 11, 2022
California Family Physicians Applaud Governor Newsom for Visionary Budget Proposal

CAFP commends Governor Newsom’s initiatives to improve health care access in California. San Francisco – The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and its more than 10,000 members commend Governor Gavin Newsom on the impactful, forward-thinking approach of his proposed January 2022-23 Budget Proposal. The budget proposal includes key investments to improve access to health […]

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January 5, 2022
FDA Repeals Mifepristone Dispensing Restriction

by Shannon Connolly, MD, CAFP President The patient I didn’t get to take care of is a 15-year-old kid from Barstow, California. This sneaker-clad teen with an unintended pregnancy would have come to my clinic to receive a medication abortion, except she could not figure out the logistics of traveling 117 miles so she could […]

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December 20, 2021
Join a CAFP Committee in 2022

The California Academy of Family Physicians is requesting applications of interest for committee members. CAFP is a member-led organization that relies on the expertise of its committee members and Board of Directors. The process to welcome new committee members begins now. Applications are due by Friday, January 21, 2022. The committees that currently have openings […]

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December 17, 2021
Apply for an AMAM Scholarship

Interested in learning more about CAFP’s advocacy efforts? Check out the 2022 All Member Advocacy Meeting held March 12-13 in Sacramento, followed by Family Medicine Lobby Day on March 14. The CAFP Foundation is awarding fifteen $500 stipends to medical students and residents to attend the meeting. The application is now open! Apply Here>>

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