Advocacy

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

Dear Governor Polis, On behalf of the undersigned healthcare professionals and organizations, we urge you to maintain the existing Executive Order requiring masks in indoor public spaces. While there will be a time in the near future when masking can be eased, relaxing the mandate now would be premature and could undermine our progress against

Why Colorado Needs a Statewide Stay-At-Home Order

The CAFP recently issued a formal letter to governor Polis, where we in part urged him to issue a statewide stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (we also urged him to take additional actions to safeguard the healthcare workforce through better communications and a greater effort to secure PPE). We are asking for

The Colorado legislature recently introduced House Bill 20-1349, a bill which will create a public insurance option for the state. As the legislature deliberates on this bill, CAFP supports its tenets, as it enhances primary care and expands healthcare access for Colorado families.  Too many Coloradans are struggling to afford the healthcare they need. Families across the state cannot afford the rising

CAFP Supports Colorado Flavor Ban

The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians has joined fourteen other organizations to support HB20-1319, which is a bipartisan measure to end the sale of flavored tobacco products in Colorado. The ban will apply to the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, cigars, menthol cigarettes, other flavored tobacco products, and products intended to be added to cigarettes, tobacco

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

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