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CAFP Asks AAFP to Consider Reproductive Health Services for People who are Detained

Medicine has a troubling history around reproductive health issues, including coercion and deception that has led to abuse of women and particularly women of color.  Recent headlines have shown a light on this issue, but it is not new for our nation, or for California. Even before recent headlines, CAFP members recognized the importance of reproductive health access […]

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Governor Signs Bill Allowing NP Independent Practice

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 890 (Wood), which creates a pathway for nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice without physician supervision. Despite an outstanding effort by CAFP’s Government Relations team and family physicians throughout the state, the Legislature passed the bill in the final minutes of session. CAFP remains concerned that the new law […]

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Show and Tell / September 2020

Navigating the Parent-Physician Journey in a Pandemic  By Tipu Khan, MD, FAAFP, FASAM We discuss work-life balance all the time, but the conversation often ends as a cursory discussion about finding that sweet spot. For years, I have been trying to find balance in my life and it has been hard. Other than those in shift […]

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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected Rita Hamad, MD, PhD as the 2020 James C. Puffer, MD/American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Fellow. Dr. Hamad serves as associate professor and as Director of Social Policies for the Health Equity Research (SPHERE) program in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Philip […]

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The Notorious RBG

By Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFPCAFP President-Elect I had the tremendous honor of meeting Ruth Bader Ginsburg as an undergraduate. My college was presenting her with an honorary degree at commencement, and by some stroke of pure dumb luck, I was selected as one of a handful of students to attend a reception with her the […]

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Immigrant Health and Changes to the Public-Charge Rule: Family Physicians’ Response

By: Cynthia Haq, Isaure Hostetter, Laura Zavala and José Mayorga The Annals of Family Medicine September 2020, 18 Dr. Cynthia Haq, clinical professor and chair, Family Medicine at UCI School of Medicine and CAFP member, has published a paper in the Annals of Family Medicine this month to help physicians understand the updated public charge rule, how it impacts patients and how to navigate it. To read more, please […]

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Request for Innovative Ideas: COVID-19 Specimen Collection & Transport

Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH,) along with the California Department of Technology and the California Department of General Services, issued a Request for Innovative Ideas or RFI2 that looks to capitalize on California’s innovation economy to help us identify new solutions or services for COVID-19 specimen collection and transport. The RFI2 is a competitive procurement approach […]

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Obituary Dr. Ransom (Buck) Turner

Dr. Ransom Buck Turner passed away August 15, 2020 at the age of ninety four.  Dr. Turner graduated from Stanford Medical School in 1953 and practiced as a Family Physician in Santa Rosa, California for over forty years. He was actively involved in the inception of Family Physician as a medical specialty.  He took on […]

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Office of Statewide Health Planning Department (OSHPD) Loan Repayment, Scholarship, or Grant Program Eligibility

Loan Repayment Programs of OSHPD and the Health Professions Education Foundation Loan repayment programs through both the Health Professions Education Foundation and the Healthcare Workforce Development Division offer financial support to health professionals who agree to provide direct patient care in medically underserved areas. Eligibility guidelines and criteria vary by program. Healthcare Workforce Development Division […]

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