During Senate proceedings on July 13, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt and senators showed that they have heard and understand the AAFP's sharp call to slow down plans for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
The road to rural communities in California means a road to limited palliative healthcare for our fellow citizens. At the forefront are challenges that warrant significant efforts by many. What can we do to mitigate this problem and provide Californians with the care they need and deserve?
The $100 million appropriation in the 2016-17 State Budget will support and expand primary care residency training and programs in medically underserved areas through the Song-Brown Workforce Training Program and targeted investment in Teaching Health Centers. “We cannot thank legislative leaders enough for the action they’ve taken today,” said CAFP President Lee Ralph, MD. “Their support of our proposal will ensure that California doesn’t fall off the primary care cliff."
Under a recent California law, SB 277, vaccines required for school and child care may no longer be excused due to personal beliefs, including religious beliefs. Personal beliefs exemptions that were filed in past years for children in child care remain valid until kindergarten or transitional kindergarten (TK). Thos in grades K (including TK) through 6th grade remain valid until 7th grade.
"When I read about the 12 individuals who will receive this year's Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, I appreciated how successfully family physicians have influenced the premedical education of our high school and college students, the predoctoral education of our medical students and the training of our family medicine residents." -- Carl Olden, MD, AAFP Board of Directors
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Looking for a CME program in your area, your Chapter’s next meeting, the link to register for the CAFP’s Forum? This easy-to-use, real-time calendar includes the latest information on, Chapter and Academy events – from CME to advocacy to student and resident events. This is your resource for event details and registration!
Expanding the family physician workforce is a priority for CAFP. In this section you’ll find statistics, white papers, pipeline programs, graduate medical education funding, and more all focused around ensuring a stable and sufficient family physician workforce for California. Learn how YOU can be a part of the solution.
The PCMH University, a catalog of PCMH information, assists family physicians in exploring the medical home model and transforming their practice. You will find materials on PCMH programming to facilitate NCQA recognition, a library of resources, inspiring narratives from your colleagues, PCMH coaching services and more.
The latest headlines affecting family medicine: newspaper articles, online blogs and forums, and stories on radio and TV. We follow the press for news about CAFP members, updates on important issues to your specialty, practice and patients. We are thrilled to spotlight family physicians, residents and students making the news!
Family Medicine piquing your interest? Already enrolled in a residency program and looking for your first job? Or are you a mid-career professional looking for a chance of pace or location? Look no further for information on what family medicine careers, tips and tricks for securing your perfect job, and job listings.
The mission of the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is to advance the delivery of accessible, comprehensive health care to the people of California by supporting the goals and projects of CAFP and securing diverse philanthropic resources in order to accomplish those goals.