CAFP Statement on DHS Proposed Changes to Public Charge
The proposed regulations would make it much more likely that lawfully present immigrants could be denied green cards or US visas, or even be deported, merely on the basis of seeking needed health services for them and their family, including those for which they are eligible.
CAFP and FP-PAC are launching a bold initiative to take back family medicine’s rightful place as the leader in health care. EVERY California family physician’s involvement and support will be required. CAFP will increase 2019 dues by $24 and dedicate the funds to electing family medicine-friendly candidates to office in 2020 and beyond through the Family Physicians Political Action Committee.
CAFP is one of our recipients of the AAFP 2018 Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award. CAFP advocated for increased transparency in health plan spending on primary care and lobbied for funding to create an All Payer Claims Database in the California 2018-19 state budget.
Susan Hogeland Health Policy Fellowship Launched
Applications are now open for the Susan Hogeland Health Policy Fellowship, which will be awarded annually to one medical student and one family medicine resident physician who have demonstrated their commitment to family medicine and interest in learning about, and advocating for, family medicine-driven health policy.