Subject: CAFP March E-news: A Busy Start to Spring at the CAFP

March 2018 CAFP Newsletter
What's Happening at the CAFP

New Leadership Program Offered for Primary Care Providers
Ready to change healthcare in Colorado? Primary Care Movers and Changers (PCMAC) is a new, advocacy-focused leadership training program from the Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership in partnership with the CAFP and other primary care groups. The program is free, and open to a wide range of primary care providers who practice in underserved metropolitan communities, or who are from an underserved community or background. Get hands on leadership training that will prepare you to advocate for the healthcare changes you believe in. Learn more and apply now. Deadline March 15, 2018. 

Mistaken Dues Invoices Sent
The AAFP recently sent out dues notices to new physician members who had already paid their dues. The AAFP sent a corrective email after this mailing, to those physicians affected. If you have any questions about your dues, please contact CAFP's Director of Communications, Marketing and Membership Lynlee Espeseth at or 303-696-6655 x 16. 

Beyond Burnout — Redesigning Care to Restore Meaning and Sanity for Physicians
CAFP Board Member Corey Lyon is quoted in this new article from the New England Journal of Medicine. Read the article here.

Student & Resident Spring Happy Hour

Students and Residents: Join Us for a Spring Happy Hour in March 
Connect with medical students and family medicine residents from Colorado in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, Thursday, March 22, 5:30 p.m. at Dry Dock Brewing Co. in Aurora. Students and residents free, guests $10. 

The 2018 Annual Summit is Almost Here
Join us for lots of CME and a celebration of CAFP's 70th Anniversary, April 12-15, 2018 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. Been meaning to join us in Colorado Springs? Now is the time! The Annual Summit will be moving to new locations across Colorado beginning in 2019.

This year also features a brand new pre-conference course on
pain management. 

CAFP’s Bill to Increase Investment in Primary Care Drops in March
CAFP’s Primary Care Investment Legislation, which aims to increase spending on primary care from the current 5-7% up to 15%, will drop in March. This is part of CAFP’s efforts to spur payment reform, support the infrastructure to sustain Patient-Centered Medical Homes, and address physician burnout. You can look for opportunities to take action in the coming weeks. For more information on the proposal, take a look at our fact sheet.

Serve as Doctor of the Day at the Capitol – Days Still Open
Each year, CAFP hosts the Doctor of the Day program at the Capitol. You can come down to the Capitol to see the legislative process in action, and be the doctor for legislators and Capitol staff. Sign up Today.
Vaccine Update

This month's vaccine update explains six reasons why following the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) schedule is import. 


Free Clinic Seeking Volunteers

The Neighbor Outreach free Health Clinic in Denver, CO is seeking physician volunteers. Volunteers could donate their time in 3 hour blocks once a month or once every other month, providing general Family Medicine services to the needy of our community. Free malpractice is provided by the federal government. We do not provide opioids, benzodiazepines, marijuana or birth control (as we are housed in a Catholic Church). 

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity to give a much needed service to our community please contact:

Dr. Monica Morris, DO
Medical Director
720 982 5781
Or email

New! Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition Provides 2018 District-by-District Immunization Fact Sheets

In order to bring awareness to local immunization coverage levels and underscore the importance of high immunization rates, the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC) is pleased to provide a new tool for Colorado legislators and their constituents. The 2018 Legislative District Immunization Fact Sheets provide district-level immunization data for each Senate District and House District across the state, including district-specific school immunization and exemption rates, levels of community protection against vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, and recommendations for improving immunization coverage throughout Colorado.

CCIC encourages you to use this data to inform local discussions on immunization-related policy and in meetings with your legislators. All fact sheets, as well as additional dashboards, may be viewed and downloaded at To order high-quality prints of these fact sheets and other advocacy materials at no cost, please visit CCIC’s online store.

Colorado Quality Payment Program (QPP) Coalition – Five QPP Fast Facts in 5 Minutes

Wrapping up 2017 QPP Year 1 Reporting

The March 31 deadline to report 2017 data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is rapidly approaching. Learn how to report for individual MIPS performance categories in this Colorado QPP Coalition Office Hours webinar hosted by TMF Health Quality Institute and Telligen. Consultants will explain reporting processes and demonstrate the TMF MIPS Toolbox, a free online application to help you track MIPS measures and optimize your scores. Click here to register!

Need some quick tips and tricks for reporting? Check out our 5 Fast Facts in Five!
Health is Primary

In March, Health is Primary is all about the importance of caregiver health. Learn more at
Primary Care News to Know 
Events, News & Announcements from the Colorado (and National) Healthcare Landscape »

  • CAFP members are invited to join the National Kidney Foundation for a Renal Round-table, Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at The Palm restaurant in Denver. Learn more here »
  • Join the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for the 2018 LARC Symposiums in Durango (April 23) and Keystone (April 25). More information here »
  • The Colorado Physician Health Program has released a six month update, reviewing their work from July 1 to December 31, 2018. Read the report here »
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