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The California Academy of Family Physicians is the only organization solely dedicated to advancing the specialty of family medicine in the state. Since 1948, CAFP has championed the cause of family physicians and their patients. CAFP is critically important to primary care, with a strong collective voice of more than 9,000 family physician, family medicine resident and medical student members, the CAFP is the largest primary care medical society in California and the largest chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

 

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San Francisco, CA 94109

 

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Recent Press Releases

California Family Physicians Urge Senate to Reject New Health Care Bill

June 28, 2017

U.S. Senate Republican leadership recently made public the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the bill this week, estimating that under the BCRA, 49 million people (nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population) would be uninsured in ten years, shattering previous historical rates of uninsured individuals and nearly doubling the current rate.

 

 

 

Family Physicians Urge Senate to Reject New Health Care Bill

June 23, 2017

Senate Republican leadership this week released the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Labeled as a “Discussion Draft,” the bill closely resembles the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and, “unfortunately, contains many of the same flawed and dangerous concepts,” said Michelle Quiogue, MD, president of the 9,700-member California Academy of Family Physicians.

 

 

 

Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH to Speak at Washington, DC Press Conference with Members of Congress at 10:15am PT on 6/22/17 Against American Health Care Act

June 21, 2017

California physician leader Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH will join prominent members of the House – including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Congressmen Raul Ruiz, MD (D – CA 36th) and Ami Bera, MD (D – CA 7th) – at a press conference at The Capitol tomorrow. They, along with other members of Congress, physicians and providers are opposing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) because of the devastating effects it would have on patients.

 

 

 

Health Care Groups Urge Governor to Sign State Budget Passed by Legislature with $100 Million for Primary Care Physician Training

June 15, 2017

Leaders of two major health care organizations say the 2017-2018 budget passed by the Legislature today takes much needed action to avert a primary care access disaster in underserved areas of the state. The Legislature last year allocated $100 million over three years to help fund primary care physician training programs, but Governor Jerry Brown proposed rescinding that funding in his January 2017 proposed budget. The new budget passed by the Legislature restores that funding and now awaits the Governor’s signature.

 

 

 

Family Physicians Say Governor's Proposed Budget Will Decimate Access to Care

May 11, 2017

California Academy of Family Physicians urges Governor and Legislature to keep their promise to fund training for much-needed primary care physicians.

 

 

 

California Academy of Family Physicians Statement Against American Health Care Act

May 4, 2017

Family physicians condemn House of Representatives passage of bill to overturn Affordable Care Act and jeopardize health care coverage for millions.

 

 

 

Michelle Quiogue, MD, FAAFP of Bakersfield Takes Office as 2017-18 President of the California Academy of Family Physicians

April 19, 2017

San Francisco – Michelle Quiogue, MD, FAAFP of Bakersfield has been elected to lead the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) as its president on behalf of its 9,700 members and their patients from April 2017 through March 2018.

 

 

 

California Academy of Family Physicians Names Carol Havens, MD 2017 Family Physician of the Year

April 17, 2017

Sacramento – The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) has named Carol Havens, MD of Sacramento the 2017 Family Physician of the Year in recognition of her ongoing leadership and commitment to patients, public health and the future of family medicine.

 

 

 

California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Names Lance Fuchs, MD 2017 Educator of the Year

April 17, 2017

San Francisco – The California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (CAFP-F) has named Lance Fuchs, MD winner of the 2017 Barbara Harris Award for Excellence in Education. Dr. Fuchs, who practices family medicine in San Diego, was selected from among CAFP’s 9,000 members statewide.

 

 

 

California Academy of Family Physicians Names Laura Doan, MD, MBA 2017 Resident of the Year

April 17, 2017

San Francisco – The California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (CAFP-F) has named Laura Doan, MD, MBA the 2017 Family Medicine Resident of the Year in recognition of her early-career leadership in the specialty. Dr. Doan practices at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center as part of the Family Medicine Residency, a three-year post-medical-school training program.

 

 

 

California Academy of Family Physicians Names Orange County Family Physician the 2017 Hero of Family Medicine

March 8, 2017

San Francisco – The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) has named Tim Munzing, MD from among its 9,000 members statewide as the 2017 Hero of Family Medicine. Dr. Munzing practices family medicine in Santa Ana and serves as director of the Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency program.

 

 

 

California Academy of Family Physicians Names Kevin de León
2017 Champion of Family Medicine

March 8, 2017

Sacramento – The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) has named Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) the 2017 Champion of Family Medicine in recognition of his long-term commitment to public health and the future of family medicine in California.

 

 

 

Leading Health Care Groups Deeply Concerned that Governor’s Budget Proposal May Decimate Access to Care

January 12, 2017

In his 2017-18 budget proposal, Governor Jerry Brown eliminates $33.4 million in health care workforce funding that would begin addressing the primary care workforce crisis that is gripping California’s underserved communities. This is the first year of a three-year $100 million investment. The budget investment came at the urging of a broad coalition of statewide healthcare organizations including the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP), CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates, and the California Medical Association (CMA), who recognized that access to care challenges must be systemically and comprehensively addressed.