Learning Opportunities

Your Online Learning Platform 
Here you’ll find online activities available 24/7 on a range of topics from reproductive health to chronic low back pain, ACEs to osteoarthritis.

We Are More Than Our Numbers: 
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress are public health crises. ACEs are stressful or traumatic events experienced by age 18, identified in the landmark Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente (KP) Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, to be strongly associated with increased health and social risks. Early detection and early intervention can help prevent or reduce the health risks associated with ACEs.

CAFP is part of a statewide consortium of organizations, institutions, agencies and health care professionals lead by Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, MD, to address ACEs and improve health and well-being across the state’s communities.

STIs: Family Physicians Tackling STIs in California

We are not winning the battle to decrease cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in California or nationally.  In fact, nearly 20 million new STIs occur every year, and in 2016 more than 2 million cases of three nationally-reported STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) were reported.  This is the highest number on record, and unfortunately, it may not be complete as many cases continue to go undiagnosed and unreported.  Sadly, young adolescents account for more than half of new infections, with African Americans and gay and/or bisexual men disproportionately affected.  Data also shows that our senior community is similarly affected by the increases in STI cases.  

CAFP’s Committee on Continuing Professional Development is committed to tackling this public health crisis.  STIs are manageable within the family physician realm. Who better to integrate this care within the full spectrum of care than family physicians?  Join the battle with us!

Reproductive Health Care

Reproductive health is an important element of the full-spectrum family medicine. CAFP has long-standing policy supporting the full complement of reproductive health services, including availability of insurance coverage for those services, over-the-counter (OTC) access for contraceptive medication, access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) and vasectomy, pregnancy termination, as well as education and training.

End-of-Life Conversations

is an education and outreach program focused on integrating end-of-life, advanced care planning and palliative care into family medicine and primary care practices. Our goal is to increase family physicians’ and FM teams’ familiarity with advance care planning and palliative care services and with conversations around prognosis.

Pathways in Management: Effectively Addressing Osteoarthritis and
Pathways in Management: Chronic Low Back Pain

These interactive case-based activities highlight current guidelines and describe how to put them into practice. Practical tools and resources are included to support the appropriate care of patients with osteoarthritis and/or chronic low back pain to improve their quality of life. These activities are part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between California Academy of Family Physicians, Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association, Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Healthcare Performance Consulting. In addition to these enduring tools and resources, “mini” quality improvement activities are available to strengthen your practice!

Course on Adolescent Substance Use and Medication Misuse

CAFP and the Coalition of Health Care Providers on Adolescent Substance Use have launched a new, free continuing medical education course aimed at helping physicians identify, discuss, and address substance use (SU) and prescription medication misuse by adolescent patients. The course is presented in two parts, features videos with clinician insights. It covers topics ranging from discussing confidentiality to opioid prescribing and the importance of early intervention.

Even brief interventions can lead to improved outcomes. Take this new course today to learn more and help enhance your skills for talking with teens about SU and prescription medication misuse.

This course is no longer offering AAFP Prescribed CME credit.

Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE)

Since late 2009, working with 13 other organizations to ensure that the Food and Drug Administration’s REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) for extended-release/long-acting opioids would be implemented in a manner that supports quality education and provider support. CO*RE has been instrumental in providing live, online and enduring education, plus tools and resources to more than 750,000 prescribers during the past five years.

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