The American Academy of Family Physicians recently introduced AAFP TIPS, a Transformation in Practice Series, featuring ready-to-use practice improvement tools and training for family medicine teams. Two topics are available: Empanelment and Quality Improvement. Through July 31, AAFP members can save 50 percent on their TIPS purchase. Learn more.



Legislators need to better understand that family physicians play an important role in addressing the opioids crisis. To facilitate this, the AAFP has launched a storytelling project to learn about the challenges physicians face and hear recommendations for addressing the opioid crisis in their communities. .

Please share your story about how the impact the opiod crisis has had on your community. Participate in the storytelling project. The project runs through the end of August.

Additionally, the AAFP is launching a clinical survey to gather physicians’ commentaries detailing how the opioids crisis impacts patients and communities, and perspectives on ways to support patient care without adding unnecessary restrictions.

IAC Express

The Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (VEC) recently added a new web section titled Vaccine Safety References. It is a listing of journal articles developed for those who may be asked to address these issues either with their patients or more formally, in court. The page is divided into the following topics:

  • Aluminum and vaccines
  • Autism and the MMR debate
  • Diabetes and vaccines
  • DNA and vaccines
  • Formaldehyde and vaccines
  • Multiple sclerosis and vaccines
  • Thimerosal (mercury) and vaccines
  • Too many vaccines, too soon
  • Vaccine ingredients

Check out the Vaccine Safety References web section on the VEC website.


Take this opportunity to write for the AAFP. FP Essentials™ is a subscription-only continuing medical education (CME) and Board review publication with a circulation of several thousand and is one of the AAFP’s largest educational activities.

Manuscripts must be evidence based and case oriented. Medical editors will review all proposals, select one or more for further consideration, and contact a prospective author before the final selection. Authors are awarded a $4,000 honorarium to prepare a manuscript and see it through to publication.

FP Essentials is currently seeking authors for these topics:

  • Eye Conditions in Infants and Children
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Sports Medicine Update
  • Hematology Update

Find out more details on submitting a proposal.”


The first interactive app dedicated to helping students matching into family medicine is now available from the AAFP. The AAFP app will help students navigate the Match process and find residencies. The app allows students and other users to search for programs on a variety of filters, build a list of favorite programs, score programs, and check off Match tasks. Additional updates allowing note taking and other personalized actions will be released this summer.

To use this applet, first download the AAFP app or make sure all updates to an already installed version of the app have been made. Open the app, select “For Students,” and log in. The app is available for iOS and Android products.

Residency programs can update information about themselves by logging into the AAFP’s residency directory or calling the AAFP for assistance at 800-274-2237 or 913-906-6000.


Amazon’s Prime Day is almost here. Deals start July 16, 2:00 p.m. and run through July 17.  Amazon Prime Day features more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The KAFP-Foundation is a registered charity with smile.amazon.com so be sure to start your Prime Day shopping at smile.amazon.com

  1. Sign in to www.smile.amazon.com
  2. Hover over Your Account in the navigation bar, and select the option Your AmazonSmile
  3. Click the “Change Charity” button and search for Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
  4. Select Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation  and your shopping makes a difference

Bookmark Smile.Amazon.com and your online shopping habit will benefit KAFP-Foundation!

Note, in order for your Amazon shopping to benefit KAFP-F you must shop smile.amazon.com.  It is just like amazon.com in function and price.



KAFP is offering a Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session on September 14 in Dodge City.


Friday, September 14, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Register at KSA Group Learning.

Western Plains Medical Complex
Conference Room
3001 Avenue A
Dodge City, KS 67801

Following the KSA, attendees will:
• Complete the ABFM Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) “Health Behavior” module
• Earn 8 CME AAFP credits

This Live activity, KAFP Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session, from 06/13/2018 – 11/30/2018, 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.



NOW is the time to register for the ​ fourth annual Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk on Saturday, October 20 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita.

Register by August 20 for the early bird rate of $30. Register as a team for $3 off per registrant AND if you are a resident or medical student, use the discount code STURES18 and receive an additional $5 off! Registration and sponsorship information is available at: Let’s Move, Kansas.

Let’s Move Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. Mark your calendars for October 20, 2018 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas for this year’s event!

Proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation.  Join us in motivating Kansans to move, and supporting the future of family medicine!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and our platinum sponsor, Grene Vision Group. If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, click here for more information.


Sedgwick County physicians, plan now to attend the Meet the Candidates Health Forum on Tuesday, July 17 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.! This is a great opportunity to hear Board of County Commission candidates share their positions on health issues.  KAFP is a proud sponsor of this event.

2018 Sedgwick County Commissioner/Board of Health
Districts 1, 4 and 5 Forum on Health

Tuesday, July 17 | 5:30 – 700 p.m.

Venue 332 at the Scottish Rite
332 East 1st St., Wichita KS

No registration is required, just attend!


There is still time to register for the Midwest Sports Medicine 2018 conference. This conference is Friday, July 20 and is sponsored by the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, Department of Family and Community Medicine. It is designed to bring together family care clinicians and multi-specialty providers involved in sports medicine, and increase the knowledge and skills needed to adequately care for athletes. It will focus on issues related to the pediatric patient.

To register:

  • Go to https://kumc.cloud-cme.com/
  • Search for “Midwest Sports Medicine 2018”
  • Click on the Register link
  • Login or create a new account
  • Complete the registration form

Questions? Call 316-293-3575.