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2020 Resident Poster Contest Winners Announced

California family medicine residents are engaged in many scholarly activities, including research and case-studies. CAFP Foundation is pleased to support this work by hosting the Resident Poster Contest, now in its 8th year. The process begins at the end of each year where residents submit abstracts, which are blindly scored. Twenty abstracts are chosen and […]

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Kern Chapter Invites Members to Reproductive Health Care event - March 28

The Kern CAFP Chapter presents: Reproductive Health Care: Conversations for Family Physicians and Their Patients Saturday, March 28, Lunch at Noon, CME 12:30-1:30 pm Hungry Hunter Restaurant 3580 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield CA 93308 CAFP members free | Non-members $40 (pay at the door) RSVP: https://bit.ly/37E4NOp Presented by Shannon Connolly, MD Director, Primary Care Services at […]

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2020 Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Regional Workshops

Join physicians, residents, and community leaders to share best practices in treating opioid use disorders and implementing Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT). Members from the local community will share their experiences running treatment centers, providing substance use disorders services, and addressing behavioral health needs. Local residency programs currently implementing improvement initiatives in MAT and SUD will […]

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CAFP's Member Survey is Your Opportunity to Shape the Future of the Academy

Throughout 2020, the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) will be asking members to complete an online survey about your needs, values, beliefs and priorities. The responses of family physicians to this survey will influence everything the Academy does in the years to come, from determining our advocacy priorities, to investing in new clinical support […]

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Study: Many Young Women May Receive Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

According to an investigation published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, almost three-quarters of Pap tests performed on teen girls and young women may be unnecessary. These extraneous tests may be exposing these young women to preventable harms while generating considerable cost.  The research, published last month, took a look at the prevalence of use of […]

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Show and Tell: What do you do to sneak nutritional counseling into a busy patient care setting? 

Post by Christopher Flores, MD, Co-Chair, CAFP Committee on Continuing Professional Development Play Video: Presentation by Helen Delichatsios, MD, epidemiologist and clinician at Harvard, does a lot of research and education on nutrition. I love this video because she gives practical pointers on how to improve and include nutrition counseling into quick clinical encounters. The […]

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First Step in Measuring Primary Care Spending

For more than a year, CAFP has been an active participant in monthly Healthcare Payment Data Review Committee meetings, seeking to shape the recommendations it will present to the Legislature on how to implement a statewide All Payer Claims Database (APCD). The APCD, when fully implemented, has the potential to be an essential tool to advance our […]

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CAFP President to Go to Washington to Fight for THCs

Next week, CAFP President Walt Mills, MD will head to Washington D.C. to urge Congress to take immediate action to fund the Teaching Health Center (THC) Graduate Medical Education program. The THC program is a vital tool in growing the primary care pipeline by funding primary care residency programs in community clinics in underserved areas. In […]

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Novel Coronavirus: Tips For Educating Your Patients and Preparing Your Practice Teams

With more cases of Coronavirus being confirmed every day, you’ll likely be approach by patients who are concerned about their own health and the health of their families. As this situation evolves, it’s important for family physicians to stay up to date on the latest screening protocols and to know exactly what to do when […]

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