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Ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Recommendations for Pediatric Immunization Providers

During Fall 2023, the federal government is expected to cease being the sole purchaser of COVID-19 vaccine, which will then be sold on the private market similar to other routine vaccines.  Pediatric immunization providers are encouraged to order and administer COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible patients now, while it is free of cost and to […]

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Congratulations and welcome to our new CAFP Officers!

Congratulations and welcome to our new CAFP Officers! Raul Ayala, MD, MHCM - CAFP President Alex McDonald, MD, FAAFP - President-elect Anthony “Fatch” Chong, MD, FAAFP - Speaker Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP - Vice Speaker Brent Sugimoto, MD, MPH, FAAFP - Secretary/Treasurer Lisa Ward, MD, MPH, FAAFP - AAFP Delegate Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP - […]

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CAFP Board Establishes New Enduring Committee on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) - Now Accepting Applications Through April 17

Earlier this year, upon the recommendation of CAFP’s JEDI Task Force, the CAFP Board decided to create an enduring JEDI Committee. The CAFP Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee will be responsible for guiding CAFP organizational efforts to prioritize justice by increasing diversity, equity and inclusion. The general purpose and function of the committee […]

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Raul Ayala, MD, MHCM, Central Valley Family Physician, Installed as California Academy of Family Physicians President

Sacramento – On March 26, 2023, the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) proudly announced that physician leader, Raul Ayala, MD, MHCM, has been installed as the new President of the CAFP. Dr. Ayala has been recognized as a leader in health equity and access to care. “Dr. Ayala has spent the last ten years […]

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CAFP Education Satisfies New DEA Education Requirements

DEA has provided clarification on the one time 8 hour education requirement to obtain or renew your DEA license effective June 27, 2023. CAFP offers many free courses available 24/7 that count towards the 8 hour requirement. Go to familydocs.org/sud or CAFP's Homeroom to learn more. Important Considerations: This is a one-time requirement at renewal or initial application […]

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Thanks for Attending AMAM - Save the Date for Next Year!

Thank you to all of our members that attended and participated this year. We couldn't do it without you! CAFP's annual All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM) is making a difference in health care policy! At the AMAM we heard from policy and political experts, networked with advocacy-oriented colleagues, and met legislators. Save the date for […]

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2023 Hero of Family Medicine - Kimberly Buss, MD, MPH

At the 2023 All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM), CAFP announced the 2023 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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Family Physician Week March 26th - April 2nd

SCR 23, introduced by @senatornewmanca (Fullerton), designates the week of March 26, 2023, to April 2, 2023, inclusive, as Family Physician Week to acknowledge the importance of Family Physicians to the health care system and to our communities, particularly rural and underserved communities.⠀

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$1.75 Million for Opioid Addiction Care Awarded by California Academy of Family Physicians and CAFP Foundation

Twenty-five California medical residency programs will receive an average of $70,000 each toward improving local substance use disorder efforts. Sacramento – On March 20, 2023, the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and CAFP Foundation announced a significant effort to improve care to patients with substance use disorder (SUD) across California: the 2023-24 California Residency […]

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