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Updated Deadline: July 27, 2020 2020 - Mentored MAT Learning Experience Scholarships

The Medical Education and Research Foundation for the Treatment of Addiction (MERF) will be providing Mentored Learning Experiences (MLEs) for physicians and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) providers at the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) 2020 State of the Art in Addiction Medicine Conference, MERF Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Scholarships (MERF MATES) application are being […]

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CMA partners with State of California and Altais to provide free Personal Protective Equipment to Physician Practices

Physicians can reserve their PPE by going to cmadocs.org/PPE no later than July 21. The “drive through” pick up events will be hosted on various dates by county between July 27 and August 12. In an effort to ensure California physicians can continue to provide care to patients during the COVID-19 outbreak, the State of California […]

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Don't Wait Vaccinate Campaign

Immunization rates in California have dropped precipitously during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising alarm bells for the health and safety of our children, patients and families. This California campaign is designed to remind parents and adults: #DontWaitVaccinate. Delayed routine vaccinations put families and communities at risk for infection with vaccine preventable diseases.  It’s essential to ensure our infants and toddlers […]

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Coming Soon: New AAFP Website and Mobile App

Please Confirm Your Account Login Email Address by Aug. 13 The AAFP is about to make it easier for all 136,700 members to access the best family medicine resources for their needs from anywhere with the unveiling of a new website and mobile app on Aug. 17. The launch of the new aafp.org and AAFP […]

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DHCS Has Two Funding Opportunities for Eligible Organizations to Develop, Enhance, and/or Expand Their Facility’s Telehealth Infrastructure

As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, behavioral health providers have requested support to develop, enhance, and/or expand their telehealth infrastructure. Without intervention, the disruption presented by COVID-19 will pose risks to treatment for individuals with substance use disorder and mental health disorders. Funding opportunity Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is utilizing […]

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) holds weekly “Office Hour Calls”

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 actions such as: • Increasing Hospital Capacity – CMS Hospitals Without Walls; • Rapidly Expanding Healthcare Workforce; • […]

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CAFP Foundation Answers the Chief Residents’ Call for Tribe Building

Another COVID-19 casualty was the AAFP’s annual Chief Residents workshop – a meeting that brings together newly-selected chief residents from around the country for a workshop to prepare them for their new roles.  In May, Shelly Rodrigues got a call from Eisenhower’s FMRP program director Scott Nass, wondering if the CAFP-F would be willing to […]

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Family Physicians thank Lawmakers and Governor for Protecting Primary Care Infrastructure in State Budget: Urge Lawmakers to Push Health Plans to Support Primary Care Practices

San Francisco – The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and our 11,000 members applaud lawmakers and the Governor for reaching a compromise State Budget that preserves vital primary care infrastructure programs.  CAFP recognizes the devastating effects COVID-19 has wrought on state revenues and remains committed to working with lawmakers and the American Academy of […]

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Show and Tell / June 2020 By Liz McCraven, M.D.

The latest events of this horrible year have not surprisingly turned my mind to systemic racism and public health. Addressing racism and implicit bias in health care is a perfect topic for this month. These are among the social determinants of health thought to account for up to 55 percent of health outcomes. I was […]

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