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For Immediate Release DENVER, COLORADO – The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is alarmed by the rapid rise in new COVID-19 infections due to the highly infectious Omicron variant. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that getting fully vaccinated, receiving a booster shot, and wearing a high quality mask reduces the spread and severity of

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine provide expert advice on pressing challenges facing the nation and world. They advise and shape policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine. In 1996, NASEM released an initial report on primary care that had strong recommendations for changes that would advance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Denver, CO – The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP), representing over 2,700 practicing primary care physicians, residents, and medical students, applauds and supports the new Colorado state grant program for primary care clinics to provide the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to patients. The $60 million COVID-19 Primary Care Vaccination Grant

As COVID-19 vaccines are being allocated across the United States (U.S.), many Americans are ambivalent about or will refuse them. Fortunately, we have ample scientific knowledge regarding how to meet people at their stage of readiness for accepting vaccinations, proactively addressing concerns, facilitating confidence, and building internal motivation for healthy decision making. Many of those

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) was founded in 1993 and is considered a gold standard immunization resource for those administering vaccines. The IAC’s immunization resources have now been used by generations of health care providers. Some of these resources have stood the test of time and have been used for almost 30 years. These resources exist because of

The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians is proud to support one of our members, Megan Adamson, MD, MHS, FAAFP, as she seeks a position on the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors.  Dr. Adamson has been a leader years leading Academy organizations at the state and national levels, including on AAFP committees.

The summer issue of Colorado Family Physician, the quarterly magazine of the CAFP, is out. In this issue, we profile Megan Adamson, who is running for the AAFP Board of Directors. There are also plenty of CME on hand, an update on our legislative work, practice enhancements, and more!

How Primary Care Physicians Can Provide the COVID-19 Vaccine

The rate of new COVID-19 infections in Colorado remains stubbornly high, despite substantial progress toward vaccinating the population. Both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest maximizing vaccination whenever possible. Moreover, Colorado Joint Vaccine Task Force advises providers to take every opportunity to

Since COVID-19 vaccines became a reality in late 2020, public health officials have watched closely all available data on vaccine hesitancy including the impacts of race and ethnicity as well as gender, education and age on the likelihood that a person would express concerns about taking a COVID vaccine. In September 2020, when the first