See you there! March 25-27, 2023 in Sacramento!

2023 All Member Advocacy Meeting March 25-26, 2023

Lobby Day on March 27, 2023

CAFP's annual All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM) is your chance to make change in health care policy! At the AMAM, you’ll hear from policy and political experts, get hands on experience advocating for issues important to family medicine, network with advocacy-oriented colleagues, and meet with your legislators! From improving public health to increasing primary care payment, learn how YOU can be the change you want to see in the health care policy world.

AMAM 2023 will focus on health equity, to address two of CAFP’s strategic plan goals - system transformation and prioritizing justice through equity, diversity, and inclusion. In addition to many sessions you’ve come to know and love, we will offer a fresh slate of inspiring speakers and entirely new sessions you won’t want to miss, such as Evaluating Policy with an Equity Lens.

CME at AMAM: The AAFP has reviewed 2023 All Member Advocacy Meeting and deemed it acceptable for up to 6.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/25/2023 to 03/26/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Registration for California Academy of Family Physicians’ All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM) will be opening soon. AMAM is one of CAFP’s most popular events. The 2023 All Member Advocacy Meeting will be in Sacramento on Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, 2023 with Lobby Day on Monday, March 27, 2023.

Scholarships & Financial Assistance 

Student & Resident Scholarships

The CAFP Foundation is pleased to offer 15 scholarships in the amount of $500 each to support medical student and family medicine resident participation in AMAM & Lobby Day, March 25-27, 2023. This is a great opportunity to get involved in CAFP’s legislative advocacy efforts. Apply soon, these go fast!

Financial Assistance

We're pleased to offer CAFP members a financial assistance waiver to attend the 2023 AMAM on March 25-26th. In order for CAFP to assist with this request, please complete the request form. If your request is approved, you will receive a discount code for registration.



William Jahmal Miller, MHA

Courtnee Melton-Fant, PhD

Nina Irani Surya

Danielle Cendejas

Lobby Day


Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26, 2023
Lobby Day - Monday, March 27, 2023




12:00 - 1:30 pm

AMAM Registration & Lunch

1:30 - 1:55 pm

Opening Session of the AMAM

Lisa Folberg, CAFP CEO & Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP, Immed. Past President

What is the AMAM and What Will We Do During This Meeting

Alex McDonald, MD, FAAFP, CAFP Speaker

1:55 - 2:15 pm

President's Address and Overview of CAFP Strategic Plan

Lauren Simon, MD, FAAFP – CAFP President

Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP, Chair & Melissa Campos, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chair – Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force

2:15 - 4:30 pm

Resolutions Hearing

CAFP Board of Directors

Alex McDonald, MD, CAFP Speaker & Fatch Chong, MD, CAFP Vice Speaker

4:30 - 4:45 pm


Alex McDonald, MD, CAFP Speaker

5:15 - 6:45 pm

President's Reception for Raul Ayala, MD

7:00 pm

Chapter Leaders Dinner

7:00 pm

Sacramento Dine Arounds

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2023




7:30 - 8:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:35 am

AMAM Reconvenes

Alex McDonald, MD, CAFP Speaker

8:35 - 8:45 am

CAFP Foundation Update

Ronald Labuguen, MD, FAAFP - CAFP Foundation President

8:45 - 8:55 am

FP-PAC Weekend Update

8:55 - 9:10 am

#FMRevolution Takes Office

Jasmeet Bains, MD - Assembly Member, District 35

9:05 - 10:05 am

Keynote Address

10:20 - 11:30 am

Training: Evaluating Policy with an Equity Lens*

Courtnee Melton-Fant, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Systems Management and Policy, University of Memphis

12:00 - 12:45 pm

Celebration Lunch

  • Convocation of Fellows
  • Installation of Officers
  • President’s Address
  • Hero of Family Medicine Award Announcement

Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, FAAFP – AAFP President
Raul Ayala, MD – CAFP President

12:45 - 1:45 pm

Legislative Briefing on CAFP Priorities

Jeff Luther, MD, FAAFP – CAFP Legislative Affairs Committee Chair
Catrina Reyes, Esq. – CAFP Vice President of Advocacy and Policy
Tiyesha Watts – CAFP Legislative and Policy Advocate
Bryce Docherty – CAFP Legislative Advocate

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Training Tracks

Track One: Crafting Your Message, Telling Your Story, and Meeting with Your Legislator*

Nina Surya, Executive Partner, Media Works

Track Two: Other Advocacy Avenues: Running for Office, Serving on Advisory Committees*

Danielle Cendejas, Partner, The Strategy Group

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2023




8:00 - 8:45 am

Lobby Day Begins

  • Breakfast
  • Lobby Day Issue Briefing
  • Champion of Family Medicine Award Presentation

Jeff Luther, MD, FAAFP – CAFP Legislative Affairs Committee Chair
Catrina Reyes, Esq. – CAFP Vice President of Advocacy and Policy
Tiyesha Watts – CAFP Legislative and Policy Advocate
Bryce Docherty – CAFP Legislative Advocate

9:00 am

Group Photo in Front of Capitol

9:15 - 11:15 am

Legislative Visits at the Capitol

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

FP-PAC Donor Lunch Reception

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Legislative Visits at the Capitol

*Thank you to the session support of these local chapters!


Monday, March 27, 2023
Lobby Day will take place on Monday, March 27th. Select in registration if you are interested in attending Lobby Day to speak with your representatives.

Keynote Speaker

William Jahmal Miller, MHA

Wm. Jahmal Miller is Chief Administrative Officer of Mercy Medical Group. Previously, Miller served as System Vice President with CommonSpirit Health, where he focused on advancing health for all people and national health equity and inclusion initiatives. In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Miller to serve as the Deputy Director of the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity and the State’s lead advisor on issues related to reducing health and mental health disparities and achieving health equity for all Californians. Miller also serves on the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Health Equity Task Force and on the California Endowment’s board of directors. Touro University recognized Miller in April 2017 with the Mosaic Achievement Award, recognizing his efforts to advance the cause of diversity and inclusion. Miller is recognized as a national thought leader and an expert on issues pertaining healthcare strategy, public health, health equity, mental health and public policy.  

Featured Speakers

Courtnee Melton-Fant, PhD

Evaluating Policy with An Equity Lens

Courtnee Melton-Fant, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Systems Management and Policy. Before joining the University of Memphis, Dr. Melton-Fant worked for a state-level public policy research center providing information and analysis to policymakers, the media, and the general public.

Dr. Melton-Fant has experience conducting both academic and non-academic research ranging from clinical trials and health outcomes to analysis of state-level health care reforms for policymakers and advocacy groups. Her research interests include state- and local-level public policy, health outcomes, and racial health inequities. She is particularly interested in how broad-based public policies can be used as tools to improve the health of populations.

Nina Irani Surya

How to Meet with your Legislator

Nina Irani Surya is a speech and leadership coach with more than 25 years of experience working with C-suite and high-level executives in Fortune 500 firms, politicians, and public figures in the entertainment industry.

As CEO of UniqueSpeak Consulting, Nina specializes in integrating cutting edge neurological findings with time proven communication techniques to create a hybrid of high performance in all levels of presentation, communication and leadership. 

As creator of the acclaimed “Ground of Being”™ methodology, Nina has taught numerous coaches and consultants the techniques for which she has become known globally. She has led programs in 23 countries on 5 continents, and has guest lectured around the world on topics related to communication, leadership, and brand delivery.

Danielle Cendejas

How to Run for Office or Serve on Advisory Committees

Danielle Cendejas is a strategist with more than 15 years of experience working on campaigns. In 2009, she joined the Strategy Group’s Los Angeles office after working as an organizer on President Barack Obama’s campaign. Danielle has managed the development and execution of direct mail programs, most notably for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Congressman Salud Carbajal, and the California Labor Federation. Committed to building a bench of women leaders, she conducts candidate training sessions with Emerge America, Emerge California, and Vote Run Lead. In 2018, she was recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants with their 40 Under 40 Award.

Hotel & Travel


As of early February, CAFP’s discounted room block at the Sheraton Grand is currently full. However, you can still book a room at the regular rate.

Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-1700


Conference attendees can self-park at a special rate of $25.00 or valet park for $32.00 per day. In and out privileges are available for overnight guests.


Sacramento Metropolitan Airport (SMF) is 12 miles from the Sheraton Grand. Transport is available via Uber, Lyft, taxi or the airport shuttle.




Find out all you need to know about the CAFP Resolution Process, including the current resolution update.


The deadline for submitting resolutions for the 2023 AMAM was Monday, January 23.


Answers to your questions on process, timelines, and dos & don'ts of Submitting a Resolution!


All local chapters receive a representative number of delegates and alternate delegates to AMAM. Delegates vote for new CAFP officers, and on changes to CAFP bylaws and dues. The deadline for finalizing delegations was Monday, January 23. 

Are you a member of a chapter without current leadership or not sure how to get ahold of your local chapter leader? Email your interest to and we will help coordinate with your district director.

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