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Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment – Virtual Course Nov 12-13

The Obesity Medical Association is hosting a virtual course The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment. This is a 1.5-day interactive virtual course offering introductory education about the evidence-based approaches for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating obesity in a clinical setting. The content is appropriate for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinicians-in-training, and other healthcare providers who treat […]

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Family Physician Urges Primary Care Docs to ‘Own’ Addiction Treatment

Randolph Holmes MD, FAAFP, DFASAM, remembers that during his Family Medicine Residency, the image he had of people with substance use disorders (SUDs) was that of the homeless population living in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. After becoming a practicing family physician in the suburb of Whittier, California, the number of patients […]

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Call for Nominations: CAFP Foundation Board of Trustees

The CAFP Foundation is accepting nominations for candidates interested in serving on the Board of Trustees. Candidates should possess leadership skills, a dedication to the specialty of family medicine, and the desire to provide their time, expertise and financial support to the best of their ability. To learn more about the work of the CAFP […]

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Protect MICRA Campaign – Community Ambassador Training

While frontline healthcare heroes like you have been hard at work protecting Californians throughout the pandemic, proponents of the so-called “Fairness for Injured Patients Act” (FIPA) were advocating for their trial attorney-backed measure that will limit access to care during the worst possible time by eliminating key Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) protections. While […]

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Twelve CAFP-Supported Bills Have Been Signed by Governor Newsom

October 10th was the last day Governor Newsom had to sign into law or veto bills passed by the Legislature.  The Governor signed into law twelve CAFP-supported bills that would increase access to health care services, protect reproductive health care patients and providers, support physician practices and residents, close the existing racial gaps in maternal […]

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Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship

Primary care providers are on the frontline for the delivery of psychiatric treatment. However, many providers are under-resourced and often have suboptimal training to support most psychiatric care. The Train New Trainers (TNT) Primary Care Psychiatry (PCP) Fellowship lays the groundwork for expanding psychiatric education for primary care specialists currently in practice and providing the […]

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CAFP Awarded 2021 Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award

CAFP is honored to be awarded the 2021 AAFP Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award. AAFP recognized CAFP’s efforts to advance alternative payment models to support primary care, especially those primary care practices particularly affected by the pandemic. CAFP has worked with legislators and a wide coalition of stakeholders to introduce legislation to establish multi-payer […]

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Pfizer’s Request for Vaccine Approval in Children is One Step Closer

Pfizer asked the U.S. government to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 5 to 11. If regulators give the go-ahead, reduced-dose kids’ shots could begin within a matter of weeks. That could bring many families a step closer to being done with remote learning, virus scares and repeated school shutdowns and quarantines. “My son […]

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Live CME No Longer Required for AAFP Membership

In the AAFP’s latest move to adapt to family physicians’ evolving needs, the Academy has eliminated the requirement for active members to earn 25 credits of CME through live activities. The change will allow active members to pick the learning formats that best suit their needs and preferences. Although members value live meetings — not […]

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