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Stop & Imagine

By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communications and Marketing Intern Between November 2018 and May 2019, the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (CAFPF) conducted the first presentations done as part of the pilot of Stop & Imagine: Preventing Marijuana Use in Colorado Youth, a program developed by and housed within the CAFPF. The fourth and fifth-grade

By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communications and Marketing Intern It was a productive 2019 legislative session, with 462 new bills passed into law. Three of these bills passed into law were CAFP-led. This legislation will invest more money into primary care, offer communication and resolution programs for patients and physicians when an unexpected health outcome occurs,

By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communications and Marketing Intern There’s big news following 2019 Match Day. For the seventh consecutive year, family medicine set record highs for the number of students matched to the specialty.1 Of the 169 University of Colorado School of Medicine students who matched through the National Resident Matching Program Main Residency Match

By Sarah Martinez, CAFP Policy and Advocacy Intern Last April, Colorado passed HB18-1284 Disclosure of Prescription Costs at Pharmacies, enacting the “Patient Drug Costs Savings Act”. Before this legislation, insurance carriers and their Prescription Benefit Managers in Colorado could maintain contracts with pharmacies that included “Gag Clauses”. These were legal agreements that threatened to punish

By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communication and Marketing Intern The ballots are in, and the votes are tallied, and we are excited to announce the new board members joining the CAFP. We will have a new member joining us this year and some current board members participating in new positions. Jen Feng, MD, Denver Dr. Feng

By Sarah Martinez, CAFP Policy & Advocacy Intern In October, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act. This act is a bipartisan bill package that aims to combat the opioid crisis. The President signed the bill

CAFP Celebrates 70 Years

2018 marks 70 years of the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians. The CAFP began in 1948 as the Colorado Academy of General Practice, just one year after the formation of the American Academy of General Practice. The past 70 years have brought challenge, opportunity, and change to family medicine in Colorado and beyond. To commemorate

October is Family Health Month in Colorado

As proclaimed by Governor Hickenlooper, October 2018 is Family Health Month in Colorado. Each year the state proclaims October as Family Health Month in recognition of family medicine’s work on behalf of patients and valuable role in the health care system. The CAFP continues to have a strong presence at the Colorado Legislature, and the