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Show and Tell: October 2023

A Review of: The Hidden Harms of CPR By Thomas C. Bent, MD, FAAFP Dr. Sunita Puri’s sensitive and insightful article, The Hidden Harms of CPR, in the August 5, 2023 New Yorker magazine examines not only the mechanics of end of life, but the lack of good communication with patients and families during difficult […]

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CAFP Disappointed Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Address Health Priorities

Governor Newsom Missed an Opportunity to Address Social Determinants of Health with AB 85 Veto Sacramento — Despite the support of 30+ patient advocacy, health care, and community-based organizations, the governor vetoed AB 85 (Weber), a critical step in ensuring health equity and optimal health outcomes for California patients. Authored by Assemblymember Akilah Weber, MD, […]

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Welcome New Student & Resident Leaders

We are thrilled to welcome the new leaders of the 2023-2024 Student-Resident Council. Their unique perspectives on advocacy, leadership, mentorship and networking will help us sharpen our strategies to best serve the next generation of family physicians in California. All 2023-2024 Chairs share a deep commitment to our collective mission and we are grateful they […]

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Speak out! Let the Governor Know You Support CAFP’s Sponsored Bill AB 85

CAFP’s sponsored bill - AB 85 – passed the legislature and was sent to the Governor’s desk! AB 85, authored by Assemblywoman Dr. Akilah Weber, expands access to social determinants of health screenings and resources. It is important that the Governor hears from you on how this bill is a smart investment that will improve health outcomes, […]

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CAFP Sending 8 Member Resolutions to the AAFP Congress of Delegates

Ever wonder what happens to the resolutions submitted at CAFP’s All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM)? Over the course of the six months since AMAM 2023, each resolution has been reviewed and discussed by our Board. In some cases, the Board has enough information to make a determination. In other instances, the resolution is referred to […]

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Fee Increase for P&S License Underway.

The Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee hold joint sunset review oversight hearings to review the boards and bureaus under the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). The DCA boards and bureaus protect consumers and the public and regulate the professionals they license. The sunset review process provides […]

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CalHHS Data Exchange Framework (DxF) - September Updates and Announcements

The CalHHS Data Exchange Framework (DxF) is California’s first-ever statewide data sharing agreement to improve the secure and appropriate exchange of health and social services. Signing the DxF Data Sharing Agreement is a critical step to fully implement the DxF. DSA Signatory Grants Round 3 Applications will open in Mid-October 2023 (exact date TBA by […]

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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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