The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians is concerned about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade via the Dobbs v. Jackson court decision released on Friday June 24, 2022. This ruling affects the patient-physician relationship, even eliminating access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion in some states. The Colorado Reproductive Healthcare Equity Act passed
Aimee English, MD is the 2022 CAFP Family Physician of the Year. Dr. English has demonstrated a deep commitment to family medicine at her clinic, and has innovated several important programs to stay engaged with patients and deliver them better care Kent Voorhees, MD, is the 2022 CAFP Teacher of the Year. Dr. Voorhees has
Immunization is one of public health’s greatest achievements. The success of any vaccination program (including the COVID-19 vaccination program) depends not just on the number of vaccines that are administered, but how they are stored, prescribed, and handled. Providers and staff administering vaccines should be prepared to manage vaccines according to CDC best practices, and
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
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!
According to a new report released by Children’s Hospital Colorado and Immunize Colorado, the state is experiencing two troubling trends: skyrocketing costs for care for children and adults suffering from vaccine-preventable diseases and plummeting rates of childhood vaccinations. The new data examines CDC National Immunization Survey data and 2019 Colorado Hospital Association inpatient and emergency
Updated May 26, 2021 The CAFP works hard to be a trusted voice at the advocacy table when discussing health policy in our state. Our efforts to improve House Bill 1232 – Standardized Health Benefit Plan Colorado Option have taken place alongside the advocate community and the medical community because our members understand the benefits
During this year’s legislative session, 20 states have introduced legislation to restrict transgender youth’s access to therapies and treatments, including gender-affirming care. These bills, should they be signed into law, would interfere with the physician-patient relationship by penalizing or jailing physicians who administer or refer these services. While Colorado has not seen anti-trans legislation, the