To our community, The devastating events that took place this past week in Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia are heartbreaking. They display the grim manifestation of multiple epidemics that for too long have gone unchecked. While the economic and social stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic are always on our minds, both gun violence and racism
CAFP Board Member Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH, has been named the Vice Chair for Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion at the The University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine (DFM). This is a wonderful step for Dr. Piggott, who has devoted his life toward social justice and health equity. We are so proud of Dr.
The Summer 2020 issue of Colorado Family Physician is out. Inside, we discuss the latest approaches and education for family physicians. We also discuss the power of legacy giving, how you can nurture a culture of security at your practice, and best practices for being active on social media. Finally, we have posted the Annual Report for 2019.
Thank you to all of the attendees, speakers and exhibitors who helped make the 2017 Summit a success! See some of the event highlights below, and be sure to save the date for the 2018 Annual Summit and the CAFP’s 70th Anniversary Celebration, April 12-15, 2018 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, CO.
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
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
Thank You to All of Our Attendees, Presenters and Exhibitors! We had a great time at the 2016 CAFP Annual Summit (formerly Scientific Conference), and hope our attendees did too! Check out highlights from the event below. If you were in attendance, don’t forget to fill out you evaluations at www.coloradoafp.org/evaluations. Looking to report your CME?
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
“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