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Breaking News: CAFP-Sponsored Bill AB 85 Passes Senate Floor

CAFP's sponsored bill, AB 85, authored by Assemblywoman Dr. Akilah Weber passed out of the Senate with overwhelming support in a 30-7 vote during the Senate floor session. The bill, to expand access to social determinants of health screenings and resources, will now return to its house of origin, the Assembly, for concurrence on amendments […]

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E-Spotlight: Quick Guide to COPD Triple Therapy Recommendations in the 2023 GOLD Report

The latest GOLD Report brings big changes to the therapeutic approach to chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD). This user-friendly, clinically relevant reference from our Partner in Health, AstraZeneca, will help you with GOLD recommendations and algorithms for Assessment and Management, including triple therapy. View the quick guide below or view a PDF.

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Dr. Raul Ayala on the Road!

CAFP President, Dr. Raul Ayala has been on the road visiting local chapters throughout the state of California. He began his recent ten day road trip last week with a visit to our Orange Chapter. Thanks for the amazing welcome, Orange! Next up, the other end of the state, with a visit to Humboldt-Del Norte, […]

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Help Family Physicians Build a Career Benchmark Dashboard

Family physicians treat more patients and save more lives than any other medical specialists—and that standard physician payment levels often don’t reflect this value. Members are underpaid compared with physicians in other specialties, and on average, experience more challenges around burnout and career satisfaction. While increased family medicine payment and reduced burnout are top advocacy issues for the AAFP, […]

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Call for Nominees to the CAFP Board of Directors

In accordance with CAFP bylaws, each fall the CAFP Board Governance Committee is tasked with identifying and nominating potential Board and Governance Committee candidates, for election by the delegates to the All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM). We are currently accepting nominations for the following openings in 2024. New Physician Director (NPD) - Three year term […]

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CAFP-Sponsored Bill AB 85 Passes Major Legislative Hurdle

CAFP’s sponsored bill, AB 85, an important step in addressing health-related social needs to improve health outcomes and equity, passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Any bill with a fiscal impact or a state cost is heard in the Appropriations Committee. In the Senate Appropriations Committee, if a bill has an annual cost of […]

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2023 Educator of the Year Natalie Rodriguez

Congratulations Natalie Rodriguez, MD on being awarded 2023 Educator of the Year. This award recognizes educational excellence in the field of family medicine. Criteria for the award include advances in education in the field of family medicine; excellence in family medicine teaching in medical schools, residency programs or post‐graduate CME. Dr. Rodriguez is an Associate […]

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2023 Champion of Family Medicine - Akilah Weber

Congratulations Akilah Weber, MD on being awarded 2023 Champion of Family Medicine. The CAFP Champion of Family Medicine Award goes to the legislator or leader who has exemplified courage and empathy for patients, and demonstrated leadership, commitment and dedication to the cause of advocating for family medicine and primary care on behalf of patients. Dr. […]

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2023 Resident of the Year - Chelsey Song, MD

Congratulations to Chelsey Song, MD on being awarded 2023 Resident of the year. The California Family Medicine Resident of the Year award is given a resident who represents the finest characteristics of family medicine. Chenxi (Chelsey) Song, MD is a recent graduate from the Sutter Family Medicine Residency Program in Sacramento. During residency, Dr. Song […]

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