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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

Colorado State Capitol

Healthcare has shaped every legislative session, and 2017 will be no different. We anticipate a busy and important session this year, both at the state and national level. We hope to have many family physicians representing us at the Capitol in 2017. Our legislators need to hear your concerns, your stories, and why you and

Balance Conference for Women Physicians Scholarship

The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is proud to offer a new scholarship opportunity for the Balance Conference for Women Physicians. The scholarship is presented in honor of Martha Illige, MD. Dr. Illige has been an active member of the CAFP for many years, and was instrumental in developing the annual Balance Conference. The

Today (Monday, April 25) the CAFP has asked Governor John Hickenlooper to sign House Bill 1408, the funding vehicle for the Medicaid Primary Care Bump, as part of the total budget package. You can read a copy of the letter sent from the Academy here. There are many things to know about this bill and

Colorado Family Physicians Delivering Low Cost High Quality Care

What Makes Healthcare in Grand Junction Colorado So Special? Colorado family physicians are some of the most innovative in the country, we’ve known that for a long time! But physicians in Grand Junction are gaining national attention for having some of the highest quality care, at the lowest costs, in the country. Check out the

annual summit

Looking for some in-person CME in Colorado? The CAFP Annual Summit has you covered. And for last minute planners, there are still many great registration options. Want to attend the full conference? Register online before Thursday, April 14th to save $50. Not sure if you can attend the Annual Summit yet, or still deciding? You

Rural Preceptor Tax Credit Infographic

The Rural Preceptor Tax Credit that would be created by House Bill (HB)-1142 is a chance to bring care to some of the most in-need Coloradans. An infographic created by the Colorado Rural Health Center highlights the top reasons this legislation is so important. Of note: The Rural Preceptor Tax Credit would help the majority

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Recipient Justin Wheeler

“Being able to offer health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay has been a real honor and privilege. I feel responsible for providing care to as many people as I can,” says CAFP member Justin Wheeler. Having grown up in a rural Montana community in a family with limited resources, Wheeler knows