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Use this #WeAreCaliforniaFamilyMedicine Facebook Frame

Users all over Facebook are updating their profile pictures to support the #FlattenTheCurve movement. To that end, CAFP has created our own Facebook Frame that we’d love for you to use during this crisis. To use our frame, click on this link, set the duration for the frame to display, and click “use as profile picture”. […]

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COVID-19 Info Resources for Family Physicians

As you adapt to confront COVID-19 in your practice and clinics, state and federal officials are attempting to adapt and waive various regulations and rules in light of the emergency. These changes include expanding access to care by easing HIPAA requirements (e.g., physicians can use any video platform to talk with their patients), eliminating Medicaid […]

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SAMHSA Releases Telehealth Guidance for Buprenorphone and Methadone

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released guidance clarifying rules around prescribing buprenorphine and methadone in opioid treatment programs and office-based opioid treatment settings. This new guidance permits DATA 2000 waivered prescribers to evaluate patients by telehealth (including telephone consultation) prior to the first prescription. Please see the SAMHSA website for additional […]

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Resource: Disaster Crash Cart - Best Practices for Medical Care in Evacuation Centers

A new website is available, Disaster Crash Cart, funded by the CAFP North Bay Chapter, is "intended to provide quick, easily accessible solutions to common problems for people who find themselves providing basic health care in an disaster shelter. Of course every disaster is different. In some situations there might be no need for health […]

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Tell Your COVID Story with The Nocturnists

The Nocturnists storytelling group is collecting stories about the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual experience of being on the front lines of the COVID pandemic. From their site: "Our organization's mission is to provide a safe psychological space for healthcare workers to express themselves in their full-fledged humanity. During these challenging times, we continue to […]

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AAFP Fights for FPs During COVID-19 Pandemic

While you battle on the frontlines to fight back the COVID-19 pandemic, CAFP and AAFP are fighting to ensure you have the capabilities and resources you need in your communities. Below are just a few ways we have been working with legislators and others to advocate on your behalf.  March 2 – AAFP Letter to HHS Secretary […]

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Podcast: COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, has created a global pandemic. This show aims to educate the public via interviews with leaders in healthcare, public health and policy. You’ll hear from former Kaiser CEO, host of the Fixing Healthcare podcast, and author of Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care and […]

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CAFP Conversation on COVID-19

CAFP members joined together for a discussion about COVID-19 and how family physicians in California are addressing the pandemic. Access the recorded webinar here. Several resources were made available during the call and are available below. CAFP survey - COVID-19 Preparedness Survey AAFP Letter - Message from the AAFP president: Speak out to share your COVID-19 […]

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Tweet your gratitude in honor of National Doctors' Day

Monday, March 30th is National Doctors’ Day, an annual observance aimed at appreciating physicians who help patients stay well and treat those who are sick. The holiday first started in 1933, and since then it’s been honored every year on March 30. Today, we take the time to recognize and thank all doctors everywhere for […]

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