CAFP Members

By Stephanie Gold, MD The Primary Care Investment Strategy The CAFP is pursuing a Primary Care Investment Strategy (PCIS) with the aims of: 1) accurately measuring how much is being spent on primary care in Colorado 2) increasing spending on primary care to a target of 15% of total health care spending 3) requiring increasing

Primary Care Spending: A sample of current research and state policies

by Gina Carr, MD Despite the knowledge that societies with a better primary care orientation have better outcomes as well as increased efficiency and better perceptions of patient experience of care, we are not yet routinely incentivizing primary care providers (PCPs) and services. Why is the societal value of reduced mortality rates, reduced rates of

Match Day 2017

As you may have heard, Match Day 2017 was very encouraging for family medicine. According to the AAFP, 3,237 medical students and graduates matched into family medicine residency programs. That’s the most in family medicine’s history. There were also more positions open for these graduating students. Family medicine offered 3,378 positions, 118 more than last

Our new issue features a number of great stories, including a look at the rural training track in Colorado, a life member’s reflection on many decades in family medicine, and a family physician’s guide to the November ballot, for anyone who is yet to vote! Plus, earn CME by reading this issue! Details on page

Renew Your AAFP and CAFP Membership Online

It’s time to review your AAFP and CAFP membership! Renewals can be done online at www.aafp.org/quickpay. You will need your AAFP Member ID Number and your Invoice Number. If you have any questions about membership, or need assistance with renews, please reach out to Lynlee Espeseth, CAFP’s Director of Communications, Marketing and Membership, at lynlee@coloradoafp.org

CAFP State Legislative Candidate Reception Held

The cornerstone of family medicine is the relationships family physicians build with their patients. That special relationship of trust and understanding can help a patient achieve their full health potential, and as we know from countless CAFP members, it’s what brings great joy to their practice and to their lives. Yet family physicians are even