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While Colorado and the world focus on the spread of the coronavirus, this year’s influenza season is proving especially bad for children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 166 pediatric flu deaths nationally, the highest number seen since recently with the exception of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. In Colorado, pediatric flu deaths

An Update Snapshot of Colorado's COVID-19 Response

The office of Governor Polis has provided some updates and information about the state’s pandemic response. We have lightly edited this information for the benefit of our members. Quick Links to Stay Up to Date Governor’s Facebook Page covid19.colorado.gov Topline Update As of 4/1/20, Colorado has 3,342 cases and 620 hospitalizations out of 18,645 completed

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

COVID-19 Resources

This post is a resource for publicly available COVID-19 updates for Colorado family doctors. The Small Business Administration has posted instructions for applying to a disaster relief forgivable loan. More details here. CDPHE has created an interactive map of public testing sites (5/15/20). There is also a symptom tracker for people to gauge whether they

CDC Updates on Wuhan Coronavirus

The CDC has created an information hub for doctors and other health care professionals to be informed about the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, designated 2019-nCoV. There is limited information available so far about the virus, its symptoms, and specific treatment. The information hub has information on risk assessment, laboratory and clinical information, and

The 2020 CAFP Awards

CAFP is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 CAFP Awards. We had outstanding nominees this year, which made picking a winner difficult. Each doctor who was put forward represents the talent, dedication, and deep care that family physicians bring to their communities. We couldn’t be prouder of these winners and will honor them

Improving HPV Vaccination Rates at the Health Systems Level

The Alliance for HPV Free Colorado is taking its effort to improve youth vaccination rates to the health systems level. With a new grant, the coalition is working across northeastern Colorado to provide best practices to increase HPV vaccinations to large health systems that serve the region. The Alliance is a collaborative group of multidisciplinary

By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communications and Marketing Intern In-flight medical emergencies (IME) are often dramatized on television and in movies, but how often do they actually happen? With an average of nine million passengers every day, it may be more often than you think. Past research estimates that medical emergencies occur in 1 in every