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Exciting Opportunities for FM Clinical Forum Available Soon

As you know our FM Clinical Forum was postponed from May to November due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we all long to gather in person, it is clear that our conference this year will need to be 100% virtual. So while we twirl (we like this better than pivot) to this new reality, we […]

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Show and Tell / August 2020

Being Present: The Power of Empathy Karen Muchowski, MD, FAAFP As Family Physicians, we have a daily battle to keep up with massive amounts of information on all of the illnesses that affect our patients. And now there is COVID.... So I thought it would be good to remind ourselves that just being present is […]

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TAKE ACTION - Help Stop NP Independent Practice Bill

A bill to grant nurse practitioners (NPs) the right to practice medicine independently, AB 890 (Wood), will be heard on the Senate Floor early next week. This might be the LAST chance to stop the bill before it goes to the Governor for his signature. CAFP has adopted an Oppose position, as the author and sponsors have refused to […]

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Voting is Good for Your Health

The importance of voting is crucial for marginalized communities. With voter suppression being commonplace in racial and ethnic minority populations, the need for individuals to overcome these barriers in order to cultivate representative government and inclusive public policy is key to addressing disparities in health equity. During CAFP's Health Equity Month, we are sharing and […]

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CMS COVID-19 Office Hours and Lessons Learned

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) holds weekly “Office Hour Calls” on Tuesdays at 2pm to provide hospitals, health systems, and providers an opportunity to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary COVID-19 response. The next Office Hours will take place Tuesday, August 25th at 2:00 pm – Toll-Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; […]

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Andrea Banuelos Mota

CAFP Member Named as a 2020 Piscano Scholar

The California Academy of Family Physicians would like to congratulate Andrea Banuelos-Mota, a fourth-year medical student at USC-Keck, for being selected by the Pisacano Leadership Foundation as a 2020 Pisacano Scholar. These competitive scholarships are awarded to only six medical students in the U.S. who demonstrate a strong commitment to the specialty of Family Medicine. In addition, […]

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A Call to Action: NP Scope Bill AB 90 will be Advancing

A bill to grant nurse practitioners (NPs) the right to practice medicine independently, AB 890 (Wood), will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. CAFP has an Oppose Unless Amended position on the bill, based on policy created by CAFP’s Scope of Practice advisory group. CAFP’s policy articulates 11 principles that must be […]

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AAFP Leadership Positions Open to Students and Residents

Learn more about organized family medicine, enhance your leadership skills, and represent resident and student interests. Find details about leadership positions and application materials online at www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents.html. The following positions are open: Residents and students to represent family medicine at the American Medical Association (AMA). Applications are due August 11thfor the following positions: Resident and student to serve on the Annals of […]

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Upcoming Opportunity Gives Members Access to PPE

Collaboration with AAFP and Project N95 Runs Aug. 24-Sept. 2 A new collaboration between the CAFP , AAFP and Project N95 will help family physicians secure personal protective equipment -- even in hard-to-find small quantities -- during a limited-time opportunity beginning later this month. Start planning now for the opportunity, which will be open from […]

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