Subject: CAFP June E-news: Resident / Residency Faculty Scholarship Available

What's Happening at the CAFP

Scholarship Available: Martha Illige Scholarship to Attend the Annual Balance for Women Physicians Conference 
To honor Dr. Martha Illige and her sustained commitment over many years to medical education, resident training, and the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, the CAFP provides an annual opportunity for a pair of female physicians from a Colorado Family Medicine Residency program to attend the August Balance Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Through a process that involves a shared application, one resident-faculty dyad consisting of a female family medicine residency faculty and a female PGY-2 or PGY-3 resident from the same program will be provided with $1200.00 per person to help defray the costs of attending the conference together.

Learn more about the scholarship and requirements.

Download the scholarship application for the Martha Illige Scholarship to Attend the Annual Balance Conference.

Annual Summit Attendees: Don't Forget Your Evaluations! 
If you attended the 2018 Annual Summit and haven't completed your evaluations, please do so here (reply to this email if you need access to the page).

The evaluation is a vital part of our education improvement efforts year over year.

Don't Forget Our Magazine CME
As you continue through 2018 and beyond, don't forget that you can earn CME for free by reading our magazine Colorado Family Physician.

Back issues of the magazine are available here, and all CME quizzes and instructions are available here

CAFP Goes to Washington
CAFP leadership and residents visited Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. last month to advocate at the AAFP Family Medicine Advocacy Summit. Despite the ever-wild ride that is Congress’s approach to healthcare, we had productive meetings with each of Colorado’s nine Representatives and Senators. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner is sponsoring a key AAFP priority bill that will fund rural residency training and end current federal caps that restrict the growth of training slots. We thanked him for his support while encouraging Senator Bennet to sign on to the legislation as well. We also urged Representatives to support bipartisan legislation that would beef up the country’s maternal mortality data collection in order to address the alarming incidence of maternal mortality. The problem is not well understood, but U.S. mortality rates are among the highest of any developed country.

Increasing Primary Care Investment Takes a Step Forward
CAFP convened a group of our primary care partners to identify next steps following defeat of our legislation to increase investments in the primary care system, HB18-1365. Despite the setback, we’ll be making progress on CAFP’s priority to increase spending on primary care from 5% up to 15% of the healthcare dollar. We built a strong coalition working on this effort that now includes the American Academy of Pediatrics – Colorado Chapter, Colorado Community Health Network representing FQHC’s, and the American College of Physicians. Running the legislation helped break a logjam to accessing primary care spending data, enabling the group to secure a $13,000 grant to extract and analyze data from Colorado’s All-Payer Claims Database. We expect to have this initial analysis in-hand by July, and will leverage the information to progress toward a doubling of the resources currently spent on primary care.
Vaccine Update

This month's vaccine update is all about recent upgrades to the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). 

Health is Primary

In June, Health is Primary is focused on the importance of safe prescription drug use. Learn more at
Primary Care News to Know 
Events, News & Announcements from the Colorado (and National) Healthcare Landscape »

  • CAFP members are invited to join Children's Hospital Colorado for the 36th Annual Conference on Pediatric Infectious Disease. Learn more here »
  • Board-certified family physicians are invited to enroll in PRIME Registry™ free for the first three years. 
    PRIME Registry is a practice and population data tool developed by the ABFM that safely extracts patient data from electronic health records (EHRs) and turns it into actionable measures, presented in an easy-to-use, personalized dashboard, maintaining its full confidentiality. Find out more »
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