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.
The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) Board of Directors has selected Ryan Biehle, MPH, MPA, as its next Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective October 1, 2020. Ryan will succeed outgoing CEO Raquel J. Alexander, who is retiring on November 30, 2020. Ryan has over a decade of experience in
Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta and Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton are among 506 institutions that are honored by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC). The Honor Roll recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that have achieved coverage rates of 90% or more for administering hepatitis B vaccine at birth. There are 9
The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians has joined fourteen other organizations to support HB20-1319, which is a bipartisan measure to end the sale of flavored tobacco products in Colorado. The ban will apply to the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, cigars, menthol cigarettes, other flavored tobacco products, and products intended to be added to cigarettes, tobacco
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
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
By Aditi Ramaswami I’ve always loved games. From hide-and-seek to board games, I love the challenge, the bragging rights, and the time spent with loved ones. I always thought that playing games had no purpose other than fun, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn that playing games can make us more physically, emotionally, mentally,
The Medicaid Primary Care Bump has proven vital to Colorado’s family physicians, patients and communities. Below, Dr. Glenn Madrid, Colorado Academy of Family Physician’s President and Chair, discusses why the bump matters to him. To learn more about the Medicaid Primary Care Bump and it’s effect on Colorado’s family physicians and patients, click here.