The California Academy of Family Physicians presents this prestigious award to an individual who exhibits the finest qualities of family physicians and who goes above and beyond in service to patients and community.
This award recognizes educational excellence in the field of family medicine. Criteria for the award include advances in education in the field of family medicine; excellence in family medicine teaching in medical schools, residency programs or post‐graduate CME.
The CAFP Hero of Family Medicine Award goes to the family physician who has represented our specialty, our profession and our patients so strongly that we bestow the title ‘hero.’ The award winner has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advocate for his or her patients, practice family physician colleagues and family medicine.
The CAFP Champion of Family Medicine Award goes to the legislator or leader who has exemplified courage and empathy for patients, and demonstrated leadership, commitment and dedication to the cause of advocating for family medicine and primary care on behalf of patients.
The Philanthropist of the Year Award is presented to an individual (or couple) with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, state and/or national level.