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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

AAFP has launched a family medicine career benchmark dashboard. It will provide comprehensive compensation and job satisfaction data exclusively to members, allowing them to see how their income and more compare to peers in similar roles. This comparison tool will help power negotiations and career advancement. To make this first-of-its kind career transparency tool a […]

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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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2023 Preceptor of the Year - Lauren Simon, MD

Congratulations to Lauren Simon, MD, MPH on being awarded 2023 Preceptor of the year. The Foundation Preceptor of the Year award honors family physicians who precept and mentor our future generations. Dr. Simon is the immediate Past- President of the California Academy of Family Physicians. She is a prior recipient of the CAFP Barbara Harris […]

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CAFP Board Approves Updated Resolutions

While the majority of resolutions are submitted at the AMAM,  members can submit a resolution for consideration by the Board at any time during the year.  All resolutions/policy proposals submitted to the Board of Directors after the deadline for receipt of resolutions at the AMAM and prior to the next meeting of the AMAM will […]

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