Joshua Foust

What Colorado Doctors Can Do in the Face of a Severe Influenza Outbreak

This is a guest post from Gergory Gahm, MD. It contains his opinion as a clinician and is not necessarily reflective of the views of CAFP or its membership. If any of our members would like to continue this conversation, be in touch and we’ll host the conversation. We are buried in Influenza and almost

Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers (IQIP) is the new Quality Improvement (QI) program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that replaced the Assessment, Feedback, Incentive, eXchange (AFIX) program.  In 1995, the Senate instructed CDC to “ensure that all states/awardees receiving immunization infrastructure/operational grant funds conduct annual provider assessments in all public-sector clinics

CDC Updates on Wuhan Coronavirus

The CDC has created an information hub for doctors and other health care professionals to be informed about the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, designated 2019-nCoV. There is limited information available so far about the virus, its symptoms, and specific treatment. The information hub has information on risk assessment, laboratory and clinical information, and

CAFP Won a Major Victory for Primary Care Investment, Advanced Increase in 2020

As an early adopter of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care delivery, Colorado has been at the forefront of practice innovation. While primary care makes up more than half of all medical appointments, in the U.S. we have invested less than 10% of our health care dollars in primary care. This results in

The 2020 CAFP Awards

CAFP is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 CAFP Awards. We had outstanding nominees this year, which made picking a winner difficult. Each doctor who was put forward represents the talent, dedication, and deep care that family physicians bring to their communities. We couldn’t be prouder of these winners and will honor them

Improving HPV Vaccination Rates at the Health Systems Level

The Alliance for HPV Free Colorado is taking its effort to improve youth vaccination rates to the health systems level. With a new grant, the coalition is working across northeastern Colorado to provide best practices to increase HPV vaccinations to large health systems that serve the region. The Alliance is a collaborative group of multidisciplinary

By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communications and Marketing Intern In-flight medical emergencies (IME) are often dramatized on television and in movies, but how often do they actually happen? With an average of nine million passengers every day, it may be more often than you think. Past research estimates that medical emergencies occur in 1 in every

By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communications and Marketing Intern Family physicians have the unique opportunity to see their patients grow from infancy to adulthood. During that transition, there is a tricky period in adolescence when these patients who once relied entirely on their parents begin to make their own decisions, and that includes decisions about their

By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communications and Marketing Intern Vaping in middle and high school students dramatically increased during 2017 and 2018. By 2018, data from the FDA and CDC showed that in the past month, 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students used an e-cigarette or vaping device. This

By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communications and Marketing Intern The manufacturers of opioid painkillers aggressively marketed their products in the 1990s, exaggerating the benefits and downplaying the risks, while simultaneously lobbying lawmakers to make it easier for patients to receive the drugs. Even as the rise in addictions, overdoses, and opioid-related deaths became apparent, the top