Pre-Conference Health Behavior KSA available

KAFP

We are pleased to offer a Pre-Conference Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) on Health Behavior – Wednesday, June 13 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.  (8 CME credits.) You can meet the American Board of Family Medicine’s certification requirement for self-assessment activities by attending this group learning session.

You may register with your Annual Meeting registration or separately at KSA Health Behavior.

About the KSA:

  • Review 60 core competency questions with experienced family physician faculty, and de­cide the best answers with your colleagues.
  • The KAFP reports your answers directly to ABFM on your behalf.
  • Earn 8 live credits of CME immediately.
  • Following your completion of the Clinical Self-Assessment, receive an additional 4 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.

 

Celebrate World Family Doctor Day May 19 “Family doctors – leading the way to better health”

WONCA

Join us in celebrating World Family Doctor Day (FDD) on Saturday, May 19. FDD was first declared by WONCA in 2010 and it has become a day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world. The event has gained momentum globally each year and it is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the central role of our specialty in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuing health care for all of our patients. It’s also a chance to celebrate the progress being made in family medicine and the special contributions of family doctors all around the world. Each year, WONCA focuses on a theme. This year’s theme is: Family doctors – leading the way to better health. You are invited to submit case examples of best practices that lead to better health – click here. The case examples will be forwarded to WONCA President, Professor Amanda Howe.  And many will be featured in future editions of WONCA News.

Are you at risk for burnout? Assess your risk now

AAFP

The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) is the most validated measure of burnout, backed by more than 35 years of research. Take the MBI (FREE for members) to check your risk for burnout and identify Physician Health First resources that support your well-being.

Reserve hotel by May 25 deadline

KAFP

Planning to join us for the KAFP Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans? The conference hotel deadline is quickly approaching!  Reserve your room at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel for the reduced rate of $129.00 + taxes and fees.  This special reduced rate is available until Friday, May 25, 2018. To make your reservation please call the Marriott at 913-451-8000 and request the ‘Kansas Family Physicians’ group rate.

There is still time to register.  Please join us June 14-16, 2018 in Overland Park, Kansas for our biggest event of the year. We are pleased to offer a Pre-Conference Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) on Health Behavior – Wednesday, June 13 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.  (8 CME credits.) Register TODAY! 

Please contact the KAFP office at 316-721-9005 or email kafp@kafponline.org with questions about the meeting or registration. We hope you will attend and celebrate 70 Years of Caring for Kansans!

This live activity, KAFP 2018 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of June 14, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.75 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

AAFP TIPS feature Empanelment & Quality Improvement

AAFP

The American Academy of Family Physicians is proud to introduce AAFP TIPS, a Transformation in Practice Series, featuring ready-to-use practice improvement tools and training for family medicine teams. Two topics are now available: Empanelment and Quality Improvement.

Whether you are trying to implement medical home functions, streamline processes, or enhance the patient experience, AAFP TIPS makes practice improvement faster and easier. And right now, AAFP members can try these courses for half price.

The team-based training is designed specifically for family medicine and includes practical, customizable tools plus instructional videos that will help you make improvements right away. Learn more.

Introducing the HealthLandscape Population Health Profiler

AAFP

While the research value of appending community characteristics to the clinical record is well established in academic literature, it’s equally important to be able to summarize this information in a practical and actionable way that can be integrated into clinical practice.

HealthLandscape’s goal is to advance the science of integrating social determinants of health (SDoH) into clinical practice. The Community Vital Signs application suite is part of that ongoing effort.

The Population Health Profiler is designed to demonstrate the ease of using SDoH for health and well-being. The tool lets users create detailed ZIP code/ZCTA level maps of their service area and key community measures as well as download a detailed report of 30 key measures in the areas of basic demographics, social determinants of health, chronic conditions, and access to care. Access the tool and sign up for a webinar for more detailed training at www.healthlandscape.org/CVSProfiler.

Register for Pre-Conference KSA & Annual Meeting

KAFP

Registration is open!  Come to the KAFP Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas – June 14-16, 2018. Register TODAY! We are pleased to offer a Pre-Conference Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) on Health Behavior – Wednesday, June 13 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.  (8 CME credits.)

Please contact the KAFP office at 316-721-9005 or email kafp@kafponline.org with questions about the meeting or registration. We hope you will attend and celebrate 70 Years of Caring for Kansans!

This live activity, KAFP 2018 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of June 14, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.75 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Visit KAFP Website’s “About Us”

KAFP

This week in our tour of the KAFP website we will explore the About Us section.

On the About Us landing page you can find the KAFP mission statement, vision, leadership, and history, including a link to past presidents!

Contact KAFP provides the various ways to contact your Academy: Mail, phone, email, fax, social media.

KAFP Team is a listing of staff and methods of contacting each of us.

Board of Directors is a listing of officers, AAFP delegates & alternates, KAFP-Foundation president, district directors, faculty/student representatives, committee chairs, and each of our residency programs. We thank each of them for serving on the board.

Beneath the Board of Directors tab, are the following areas of interest:

  • 2018 Board Candidates:  A list of candidates running for election this year with their pictures and candidates’ statements. Remember: district director ballots are due May 15!
  • Districts: A state map showing the geographical location of each of the KAFP districts and district counties.
  • Committees: Committees’ purposes and members are listed. Committee applications coming soon!
  • President’s Corner: Features the President’s Letter is printed in the Kansas Family Physician.

KAFP News: An overview of print and digital communications and advertising information.  Under this section, you will find:

70th Anniversary: A special page dedicated to showcasing the last 70 years! Check out the following: Through the Years, Your EVP’s Perspective, Throwback Thursday and AAFP 70 Years Strong.

Happy Birthday KAFP

KAFP

Happy Birthday to KAFP, chartered May 6, 1948! On our 70th anniversary we take time reflect on our rich history and see how far we have come for our patients, our communities, the state of Kansas, and our specialty. Today, family medicine plays a vital role in the health of current and future generations. Here’s to the next 70 years of caring for Kansans! Visit our 70th Anniversary web page for more memories or share your memories on social media with #KAFP70Years.

And if you have not already, register to join us at the 2018 Annual Meeting – June 14-16 – to celebrate!

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Kansas Official Release of the HPV Vaccination Report Available

CDC

Your jurisdiction’s HPV vaccination report is now available. View December 2017 report. View May 2018 report. These reports highlight your jurisdiction’s HPV–associated cancer burden in addition to distribution data for all CDC and non-CDC distributed Gardasil 9 vaccines for 2017. Please see below for more information on how to interpret the vaccine distribution data. . If you have any questions, please contact hpvquarterlyreport@cdc.gov.

HPV vaccine distribution data:

The graph on the front page of the HPV Vaccination Report indicates your jurisdiction’s progress towards a “goal” of distributing enough HPV vaccine to immunize the estimated total number of 11-year-olds in your jurisdiction. The 2015 US Census and American Community Survey  were used to obtain the population estimate of 11-year-olds in your jurisdiction. Based on this estimate, CDC was able to calculate the number of doses needed to immunize this cohort in your state or city with 2 doses of vaccine. Historically in the United States, 20 percent of annual HPV vaccine doses have been distributed in the first quarter, 20 percent in the second quarter, 35 percent in the third quarter, and 25 percent in the fourth quarter. These are the benchmarks used to measure your jurisdiction’s progress each quarter.  The gold arrow indicates your jurisdiction’s ordering trend last year and its progress towards distributing 100 percent of its estimated HPV vaccine doses in 2017.  Data presented in this report includes all CDC and non-CDC HPV vaccine orders. Although the number of doses needed to vaccinate your 11-year-old cohort is estimated, doses that were distributed in 2017 may have been administered to individuals between the ages of 9 and 26 years.