How do I use this primer?
Every year, the CAFP is at the Colorado Capitol advocating for you and your patients. Our work also extends to the federal government through the AAFP and beyond lawmaking through partnerships with agencies, stakeholders, and industry partners.
Here we’ve compiled information on our 2023 legislative priorities. Choose the topic of most interest to you, or peruse them all.
Tell me about CAFP’s mission and values.
The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians’ (CAFP) mission is to serve as the bold champion for Colorado’s family physicians, patients, and communities through education and advocacy. Our values are dedicated to achieving equal access to healthcare and equitable health outcomes, and dismantling the structures, systems, and biases that prevent both. The CAFP represents over 2,500 family physicians, residents, and medical students across Colorado.
How does CAFP develop its legislative priorities?
The CAFP’s legislative priorities are developed through careful stakeholdering with our members, partner organizations, and the needs we see in our communities. The CAFP Legislative Committee is made up of more than 40 passionate, dedicated members. These doctors from across the state represent rural, urban, suburban, employed and independent family physicians, as well as students and residents. The committee reviews health policy-related bills and recommends stances and action at the State Capitol with guidance from the CAFP Board of Directors, Director of Policy and Government Relations, and lobbying team.
I have a question or idea about CAFP’s advocacy that’s not addressed in this primer. Who can I contact?
We encourage you to reach out to Erica Pike, Director of Policy and Government Relations at CAFP. You can contact her at 508-813-8856 or Erica@coloradoafp.org.