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Family Medicine Resident Recounts Challenges of Providing Care in Rural Peru
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Family Medicine Resident Recounts Challenges of Providing Care in Rural Peru

By Hanna Mackie, DO, Peak Vista Family Medicine ResidencyRecipient of a CAFP Foundation Scholarship I recently had the honor of joining a medical outreach experience in Peru. The first few weeks consisted of language immersion courses and community health fairs in Trujillo. I then boarded a ship that provides medical outreach to communities along the…

Prior Authorization Reform Legislation Introduced at the Colorado Capitol

Prior Authorization Reform Legislation Introduced at the Colorado Capitol

HB24-1149 Prior Authorization Requirements, Alternatives was introduced yesterday at the Colorado Capitol and aims to reform prior authorization and improve healthcare access. The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians worked closely with partners, including the Colorado Medical Society, to develop this bill, sponsored by Representatives Shannon Bird and Lisa Frizell, and Senators Dylan Roberts and Barbara…

Health Insurance Coverage and Financing

Health Insurance Coverage and Financing

CAFP has partnered with AAFP ELI to survey FM physicians and trainees in Colorado to gain a better understanding of their opinions on health insurance coverage and financing. Your voice on health insurance coverage and financing is critical and we thank you for participating. Please consider participating in a short survey about health insurance coverage…

Press Release: Colorado Family Physicians to Partner with CMS in a Multi-State Initiative to Strengthen Primary Care

Press Release: Colorado Family Physicians to Partner with CMS in a Multi-State Initiative to Strengthen Primary Care

Press Release: July 7, 2023 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will be partnering with Colorado to pilot a new primary care model to enhance access to and quality of primary care services. Making Care Primary is an investment model aimed at improving care management and care coordination, equipping primary…

CU Family Medicine Interest Group recognized with AAFP’s Program of Excellence Award

CU Family Medicine Interest Group recognized with AAFP’s Program of Excellence Award

AAFP is recognizing CU’s Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) with this year’s Program of Excellence Award. For more than 10 years, the AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network has recognized FMIGs with the Program of Excellence Award for their efforts to encourage student interest in family medicine and family medicine programming. CAFP is pleased to highlight…

The Family Medicine Advocacy Summit from St. Joe’s Resident Dr. Marisa Wickerath

The Family Medicine Advocacy Summit from St. Joe’s Resident Dr. Marisa Wickerath

Dr. Marisa Wickerath, this year’s recipient of the CAFP Foundation FMAS Scholarship shares about her experience in D.C. this spring: “Thanks to a generous CAFP scholarship, I recently had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for the AAFP Family Medicine Advocacy Summit. While I was initially tired from an overnight call shift, as soon as the…

Family Planning Program Speak Out

Family Planning Program Speak Out

Tell your Representative to support additional funding for the Family Planning Program as they consider the budget this week with this Speak Out. Bipartisan support for family planning has made Colorado a leader in reproductive health. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)’s Family Planning Program provides comprehensive reproductive care to Coloradans at…