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New Resource Available: In-depth Primers on CAFP’s Legislative Priorities

New Resource Available: In-depth Primers on CAFP’s Legislative Priorities

Our members play a big part in determining our advocacy priorities each year. The CAFP is at the Colorado Capitol advocating for you and your patients Jan-May. Our work also extends to the federal government through the AAFP and beyond lawmaking through partnerships with agencies, stakeholders, and industry partners. But what exactly do we mean when…

Submit a Nomination for the 2023 Family Medicine Awards

Submit a Nomination for the 2023 Family Medicine Awards

Nominations for the 2023 CAFP Awards are now open. The nomination deadline is January 31, 2023. We are seeking outstanding nominations in the following categories: Family Physician of the Year, which recognizes an outstanding family physician who provides exceptional care, enhances their community, is a role model professionally and personally, and is an exemplary representative…

Statement on the Tragic Shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs
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Statement on the Tragic Shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs

President Stephanie Gold, MD, FAAFP issued the following statement on behalf of the CAFP today addressing this horrific tragedy: To our members, We are heartbroken by Saturday night’s shooting at Club Q nightclub in Colorado Springs. This senseless act of violence against the LGBTQ community has destroyed a sense of safety and taken or forever…

HAN Advisory – Increased Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections and recommended use of Palivizumab

  CDPHE has released a health advisory on increased Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections in Colorado, particularly among infants and children below the age of two. See the following for more information: 10282022 HAN Advisory – RSV

Colorado Family Physicians Denounce Supreme Court Abortion Decision, Offer Member Resources
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Colorado Family Physicians Denounce Supreme Court Abortion Decision, Offer Member Resources

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…

Preventing Vaccination Administration Errors

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…

Wearing Masks, Getting Vaccinated, Will Safeguard Our Communities During Omicron
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Wearing Masks, Getting Vaccinated, Will Safeguard Our Communities During Omicron

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 Future of High Quality Primary Care – Recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s 2021 Report

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…