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2022 All Member Advocacy Meeting

It’s already time to start planning for our 2022 All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM) and Lobby Day, March 12-14, 2022, at The Sheraton Grand hotel in Sacramento.  One of the first things to think about for AMAM are resolutions.  Resolutions are a way for members to engage in CAFP’s policy-making process.  CAFP policies articulate the positions, values, […]

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CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program

The 2022 application cycle for the CalHealthCares loan repayment program will be open to appliacants in January 2022. The program—which aims to increase access to care for California’s 13 million Medi-Cal patients—awards loan repayment grants of up to $300,000 in loan repayments to encourage and incentivize physicians to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The California […]

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Research Article: Pathways To Equitable And Antiracist Maternal Mental Health Care: Insights From Black Women Stakeholders

From Health Affairs, Vol 40, No 10: Perinatal Mental Health and More. Authors: Kay Matthews, Isabel Morgan, Kelly Davis, Tracey Estriplet, Susan Perez, and Joia A. Crear-Perry Abstract: Structural racism causes significant inequities in the diagnosis of perinatal and maternal mental health disorders and access to perinatal and maternal mental health treatment. Black birthing populations […]

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California Physicians Encourage Caregivers to Get Children Vaccinated against COVID-19

Sacramento, CA— In the wake of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency-use approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 for kids aged 5 through 11, a coalition of physician groups and immunization experts is urging parents and caregivers to get all eligible children vaccinated as soon as possible. The American Academy of Pediatrics, […]

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What Family Physicians Need to Know: COVID-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year olds in California

Dear members of California Academy of Family Physicians, We will soon have a vaccine against COVID-19 for those ages 5-11! Family physicians know that vaccinating against COVID-19 is essential to fight this pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) met earlier this week and granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID vaccine […]

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An email newsletter/blog worth receiving!

By Karen Muchowski, MD, FAAFP I’d love to share information with you about an epidemiologist, Katelyn Jetelina, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor with the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health and her fantastic blog: YLE -Your Local Epidemiologist.  It is free (although […]

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Vaccine Boosters and FDA to Authorize Vaccines for Children

The CDC announced a recommended booster for all three available COVID-19 vaccines for certain populations. For individuals who received: a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the booster is recommended to those 65 years and older, and those who have underlying medical conditions. the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who […]

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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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