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American Board of Medical Specialties Approves a new subspecialty in Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM)

Positioning family physicians as health system leaders is strategically important for our specialty. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has approved a new subspecialty in Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM). The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is a co-sponsoring board and will be offering a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) starting […]

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Family Medicine POP! Keynote Announced!

We're looking forward to Katelyn Jetelina, MPH, PhD, our 2024 Family Medicine POP! keynote speaker. Dr. Jetelina is an epidemiologist and scientific communicator. She co-founded the Health Trust Initiative and is a Senior Scientific Advisor to several government and non-profit agencies, including the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Resolve to Save […]

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Primary Care For All (PCFA) Task Force

Goals and Objectives This new PCFA task force was established by the CAFP Board of Directors in April 2024 to recommend an organizational position on payment and system models to expand and simplify access to primary care and increase investment in primary care in California. The PCFA Task Force is charged with reviewing current CAFP […]

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California Physician Leaders Represent CAFP at the 2024 NCCL

CAFP extends a huge thank you to all of our delegates and physician leaders who took time out of their busy schedules to represent us at the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) in Kansas City last week. In addition to honing their advocacy skills and knowledge, drafting resolutions and offering testimony on proposed […]

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Show & Tell: Lifestyle Medicine Made Easy

By Fari Valji, MD In a 15 or 20 minute visit with a patient, how effective can we be at counseling on diet or exercise? I’ll admit for me, most times it feels like an impossible task to give a patient the information that will change the course of their chronic illness. I recently attended […]

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Family Medicine Revolution (of Peace)

by Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP Originally published in the California Family Physician, Spring 2024 “Rev·o·lu·tion (noun): a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favor of a new system” So you’ve been using the #FMRevolution hashtag since 2011, now what? Lest you envisioned a bloody, violent affair back then, the Family […]

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Assemblymember Pilar Schiavo Awarded 2024 Champion of Family Medicine

During the Lobby Day visits, CAFP members had the opportunity to meet with Assemblymember Pilar Schiavo, D-40. During this meeting, Assemblymember Schiavo was presented with the Champion of Family Medicine award, recognizing her unwavering commitment to expanding healthcare access and affordability. Assemblymember Schiavo has been an advocate for family medicine, championing legislation including the 2024 […]

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Alex McDonald, MD Installed as New CAFP President.

CAFP proudly announced that physician leader, Alex McDonald, MD,CAQSM, FAAFP, has been installed as the new President of the CAFP. Congratulations and welcome, Dr. McDonald.

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Adia Scrubb, MD Awarded 2024 Hero of Family Medicine

Every year, CAFP recognizes a CAFP member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advocate for patients, colleagues and the family medicine specialty as a Hero of Family Medicine. Congratulations to this year’s awardee Adia Scrubb, MD, MPP.

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