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Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

A holiday video just for you

KAFP

Your KAFP team wishes you a wonderful holiday season. Watch our video created just for you! Thank you for your membership! The KAFP office will be closed December 25-26 for the Christmas holiday, resuming normal business hours Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) releases new recommendation on text messaging interventions

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) has released a new recommendation on text messaging interventions for medication adherence among patients with chronic diseases. In these interventions, patients who have at least one chronic medical condition receive text messages reminding or encouraging them to take their medications as prescribed.Read The Community Guide for details including implementation issues, possible added benefits, potential harms, and evidence gaps.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a collection of all the evidence-based findings and recommendations of CPSTF.

Community Guide

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

Please share KAFP Awards information with your office administrator

KAFP

KAFP award nominations close December 30. We have the best physicians in the state! Make sure the best of the best get recognized by nominating them for the Kansas Family Physican of the Year, Exemplary Teaching Award, or the Humanitarian Award. Nominations may be made by KAFP Members and non-members (office administratior, patients, etc).

Submit your nominations for the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians awards online today!

KANSAS FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Each year the KAFP awards one family physician the title of "Kansas Family Physician of the Year" on the basis of describing the candidate’s most outstanding characteristics and contributions to community and family medicine.

EXEMPLARY TEACHING AWARD: KAFP also recognizes two Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award winners each year -- one in the Volunteer Category and one in the Full-time/Part-time category.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Established in 1997, this award honors extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts, both within and beyond the borders of the United States; and encourages AAFP members, their families and colleagues to assume a sense of global responsibility and to encourage service to others.  This award is not an annual award  but awarded when deemed deserving.

The deadline to receive all awards nominations is December 30, 2017.

For more information visit the KAFP Awards web page.

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

Advocate for Family Medicine at Advocacy Day

KAFP

Plan to attend 2018 Advocacy Day January 24 in Topeka for a full day of legislative activities! Registration is open

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
KMS/KaMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

Reception at Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612

Advocacy Day will energize you, as well as prepare and inform you about Kansas issues in the upcoming legislative session.  Immediately following Advocacy Day is a Reception for Legislators and Physicians at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel. The reception is an opportunity to mingle with the legislators, using the skills and applying the knowledge you learn during the sessions.  

As you prepare to attend Advocacy Day, you are encouraged to make appointments to visit with your representatives. We have allowed time between 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. for you to meet with your representatives. Find your elected officials on AAFP.org.

Registration is FREE for residents & students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members.

The Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel has sleeping rooms available in a room block at the rate of $96/night plus tax for January 23 & 24; this rate is not guaranteed after January 5, 2017. To reserve a room, call the hotel directly at 785-431-7200.

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

FDOD is an opportunity to network and learn

KAFP

Please help us be prepared for the upcoming Legislative Session by signing up  to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD). Current openings in January: January 11, 17, 18, 24, 30, 31. For a complete calendar listing and to sign up go to the KAFP FDOD web page. Or, contact Michelle Corkins at mcorkins@kafponline.org or 316.721.9005.

If you are an active or resident member with a Kansas license, you are eligible to serve as the FDOD.

The FDOD program is a service opportunity to provide medical care as-needed at the Capitol building.  This is a great opportunity to network in Topeka, learn about the legislative process, perhaps attend part of a session or committee, in addition to providinge a much-appreciated service to legislators, staff and visitors.

FDOD volunteers report to the Capitol Building in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. 

If you have not participated before you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity. If you have served in the past, we thank you and welcome you back to serve again!

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

Tis' the season

KAFP-Foundation

Holiday shopping is easy with Amazon's Holiday Gift Guides. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.

You may also donate directly to your KAFP-Foundation.Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

2018 Annual Meeting Exhibitor and Supporter Opportunities available

KAFP

KAFP is accepting applications for both exhibitors and supporters for the 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans, June 14-16 at the Overland Park Marriott. Please share this information with your company and/or healthcare representatives who visit your office. Thank you for your help in spreading the word!

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

December focus is obesity

AAFP

This month AAFP's Health is Primary campaign focuses on the epidemic of obesity. Please join in the efforts to raise awareness to your patients about obesity using this December Obesity Toolkit.

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

Hurry! Deadline to submit award nominations is December 30 

KAFP

Don't forget to nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2018 Kansas Family Physician of the Year! Get in your nominations for the following Kansas Academy of Family Physicians awards

KANSAS FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Each year the KAFP awards one family physician the title of "Kansas Family Physician of the Year" on the basis of describing the candidate’s most outstanding characteristics and contributions to community and family medicine.

EXEMPLARY TEACHING AWARD: KAFP also recognizes two Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award winners each year -- one in the Volunteer Category and one in the Full-time/Part-time category.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Established in 1997, this award honors extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts, both within and beyond the borders of the United States; and encourages AAFP members, their families and colleagues to assume a sense of global responsibility and to encourage service to others.  This award is not an annual award  but awarded when deemed deserving.

The deadline to receive all awards nominations is December 30, 2017.

For more information visit the KAFP Awards web page.

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

Don't miss the opportunity to advocate for Family Medicine: January 24

KAFP

You are invited to 2018 Advocacy Day! Registration is now open. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for a day full of legislative activities!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:30 a.m . - 5:30 p.m.
KMS/KaMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

Reception at Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612

Advocacy Day will energize you, as well as prepare and inform you about Kansas issues in the upcoming legislative session.  Immediately following Advocacy Day is a Reception for Legislators and Physicians at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel. The reception is an opportunity to mingle with the legislators, using the skills and applying the knowledge you learn during the sessions.  

As you prepare to attend Advocacy Day, you are encouraged to make appointments to visit with your representatives.  1:30 - 2:45 p.m. of the Advocacy Day schedule is open for attendees to meet with their representatives. Find your elected officials on AAFP.org.

Registration is FREE for residents & students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members.

The Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel has sleeping rooms available in a room block at the rate of $96/night plus tax for January 23 & 24; this rate is not guaranteed after January 5, 2017. To reserve a room, call the hotel directly at 785-431-7200.

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