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Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

 
KSA: Preventive Care available this fall

KAFP

Join us this fall at one of these locations for the Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA Group Learning Session): Preventive Care. Registration is now open for two locations. Don't miss this opportunity! See below for details.

Friday, September 29, 2017: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 W 152nd St, Olathe, KS 66061

OR                    

Friday, October 13, 2017: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS 67207

KSA seating is limited. Register onlineQuestions about registration? Contact Karen at 316-721-9005 or karen@kafponilne.org If you have questions about the new format contact the ABFM at 877-223-7437.

This Live activity, KAFP Preventive Medicine KSA Group Learning Sessions, from 09/29/2017 - 10/13/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

 Register by August 14 for best rate

KAFP

Register for Let's Move, Kansas run/walk by August 14 for the best rate! After August 14, the rate increases by $5 for all adult registrants.  

Join us for our 3rd year for Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk -  OCTOBER 14, 2017 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas.

Registration is now open. Sign up by August 14 for the early bird rate!

Discounts:

·         $5 off registration for residents and medical students ONLY with promo code 5OFF.

·         $3 off registration for participants joining a team. Create or join a team when you register onlineThe largest team wins a trophy and bragging rights!

New! Chris Cakes breakfast (pancakes with link pork sausage and orange drink) for all participants. Additional breakfast tickets can be purchased on site for $5 each.

Join us in motivating Kansans to move, and supporting the future of family medicine! Register at www.letsmovekansas.com

Proceeds will be used to inspire medical students to select family medicine  as their specialty and to support residents who have made that choice.  

If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, please email Michelle Corkins or call 316-721-9005 for more information. 

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Save the Date: August 29 – HPV Vaccination Cancer Prevention educational breakfast

American Cancer Society

You are invited to the HPV Vaccination Cancer Prevention educational breakfast on Tuesday, August 29 at KU Edwards Campus, Kansas City from 7:30  - 10 a.m.  Featured speakers are Dr. Sharon Humiston a pediatrician and member with the National HPV Roundtable and Dr. Joshua Mammen, Kansas Commission on Cancer Chair.  The educational breakfast is aimed particularly at health care providers who accept Medicaid. Continuing education is provided. The event is hosted by American Cancer Society, Sunflower Health Plan, Amerigroup RealSolutions, UnitedHealthcare and KanCare. Email AHECPITT@KUMC.EDU for registration information.

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Update on ongoing measles investigation in Sedgwick County

KDHE

Please share this information with your patients if you practice in Sedgwick County. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Sedgwick County Division of Health are continuing to assess and monitor people who reported contact with a Sedgwick County resident with measles. KDHE is requesting that anyone who was exposed at the locations below and is experiencing fever or rash to please call the Epidemiology Hotline at 1-877-427-7317.

Symptoms of measles infection usually appear between 7 and 21 days after exposure. KDHE is also requesting that anyone who was exposed at the locations below who is at high risk for developing severe measles or who is not vaccinated also call the Hotline for assessment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines individuals at high risk as infants aged less than 12 months, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

· Mon., July 10, 2017, between 6:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Lamar’s Donuts located at 10051 West 21st Street
· Mon., July 10, 2017, between 6:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pathway Church located at 2001 North Maize Road
· Tues., July 11, 2017, between 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Walmart located at 21st and Maize
· Tues., July 11, 2017, between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Kwik Shop located at 37th and Maize
· Tues., July 11, 2017, between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Jason’s Deli located at 21st and Ridge
· Wed., July 12, 2017, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Jiffy Lube located at 21st and Ridge
· Wed., July 12, 2017, between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Academy Sports located at 2710 North Maize Road
· Wed., July 12, 2017, between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Michael’s located at 2441 North Maize Road
· Wed., July 12, 2017, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Family Video located at 29th and Tyler
· Thurs,. July 13, 2017, between 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Moxley and Wagle Periodontics located at 825 South Hillside
· Thurs., July 13, 2017, between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Vermillion Elementary located at 501 South James Avenue

KDHE and the Sedgwick County Division of Health recommend that contacts stay home if they have a fever, except to see a healthcare provider. Before visiting a healthcare provider, contacts should call ahead so that measures can be taken to protect other patients and staff. For more information about measles, please visit the CDC website.

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Health is Primary August Toolkit Available: Immunizations

AAFP

In August, the Health is Primary campaign is reminding patients to make sure their immunizations are up to date. Bookmark this page for the Health is Primary toolkit for immunizations:  www.healthisprimary.org/act

Included in the toolkit are these valuable resources:

  • Print patient tear sheets that provide information on the value of vaccines across the lifespan.
  • Tweet and post! Suggested social media ideas to promote the benefits of immunizations are included.
  • Author an op-ed or blog about immunization for children, teens and adults and the importance of protecting the public against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Interested in learning more about vaccines? Mark your calendar for KAFP's Vaccines for Teens panel presentation, October 13 in Wichita.

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Callahan named medical director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

 


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas


Daryl J. Callahan, D.O., has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas as the company's medical director of quality improvement, disease management, care coordination and medical policy. KAFP welcomes Dr. Callhan.

In his new position, Dr. Callahan is responsible for leading clinical activities that support patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and accountable care organization (ACO) programs, coordinating the integration of disease and wellness management programs, directing the URAC accreditation process and compliance, and serving as a medical resource for quality improvement and liaison committees. He also serves as a physician resource for the department and the company.

Dr. Callahan has 28 years of experience in the medical profession. Most recently he was the service chief at the U.S. Veterans Administration in Montana; prior to that he gained 12 years experience working at the Irwin Army Community Hospital at Ft. Riley. He is board certified in family medicine, and served as a family physician at the Phillips County Hospital and physician partner of HealthCare Associates Medical Center in Phillipsburg.

Dr. Callahan earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas Wesleyan University, a master's in strategic studies from the Army War College, and a doctorate of osteopathy from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed a rotating internship at Lakeside Hospital in Kansas City, MO, and a research fellowship at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

Dr. Callahan served 30 years in the National Guard. He retired as a colonel and was the state surgeon for the Kansas Army National Guard. He was selected as special assistant to the U.S. Northern Command and NORAD in Colorado Springs, CO. He is the recipient of numerous military awards including the Meritorious Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster, the Millennium Trail Award, Wounded Warrior Bronze Statue and National Rural Health Achievement Award.

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Antibiotic resistance is a critical concern; participate in QI initiative

KFMC

Everyday thousands of Americans are impacted by the improper use of antibiotics. According to the CDC, 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Antibiotics account for nearly 1 in 5 adverse drug events, and of those about 6 percent require hospitalization. An estimated 34 million unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics are ordered each year to treat acute respiratory conditions.

The Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (KFMC), a member of Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, has received special funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to advance efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship in Kansas. KFMC invites you to participate in our quality improvement initiative: Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria through Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship. KFMC is looking for outpatient prescribing partners including provider clinics, RHCs, FQHCs, hospital emergency departments, urgent care centers, local health departments and community pharmacies to participate in this project.

Please contact Nadyne Hagmeier at 785.271.4174 or nadyne.hagmeier@area-a.hcqis.org to learn how your leadership can help advance this project and improve care in your community. There is no cost associated with participation; participation may benefit alternate payment model efforts underway.

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017

 “Let’s Move, Kansas” adds pancakes to the mix

KAFP

This year, Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk will provide a Chris Cakes breakfast (pancakes with link pork sausage and orange drink) for all participants. Additional breakfast tickets can be purchased on site for $5 each. Don’t miss this good time of flap jack flipping with Chris Cakes!

Join us for our 3rd year for Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk -  OCTOBER 14, 2017 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas.

Registration is now open. Sign up by August 14 for the early bird rate!

Discounts:

·         $5 off registration for residents and medical students ONLY with promo code 5OFF.

·         $3 off registration for participants joining a team. Create or join a team when you register online. The largest team wins a trophy and bragging rights!

Join us in motivating Kansans to move, and supporting the future of family medicine! Register at www.letsmovekansas.com

Proceeds will be used to inspire medical students to select family medicine  as their specialty and to support residents who have made that choice.  

If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, please email Michelle Corkins or call 316-721-9005 for more information. 

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017

 
KSA: Preventive Care receives AAFP accreditation

KAFP

We are pleased to announce Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) Preventive Care has been approved for AAFP CME credit.

This Live activity, KAFP Preventive Medicine KSA Group Learning Sessions, from 09/29/2017 - 10/13/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Registration is now open  for two locations - Olathe and Wichita!  Don't miss this opportunity! See below for details.

KSA Group Learning Session: Preventive Care
Complete the ABFM KSA Preventive Care module and earn 8 Live CME AAFP credits.

Friday, September 29, 2017: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 W 152nd St, Olathe, KS 66061

OR                    

Friday, October 13, 2017: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS 67207

KSA seating is limited. Register onlineQuestions about registration? Contact Karen at 316-721-9005 or karen@kafponilne.org If you have questions about the new format contact the ABFM at 877-223-7437.

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017

Parent Health Literacy Training: August 25, Kansas City

Kansas Head Start Association

Alert your staff that a ParentHealth Literacy class will be held Friday, August 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The class will at the Children's Campus, 444 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66101 in the 2nd Floor conference room, The Family Conservancy.  The training class is free.  3 CEUs are available for $15. This training is required for staff who distribute and train parents in how to use the "What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick" book through the Kansas Head Start Association Parent Health Literacy project.

This training is made possible through the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, KHSA Parent Health Literacy grant.

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