Let’s Move, Register on-site for run/walk; donations welcome

KAFP-Foundation

Online registration is closed for Let’s Move, Kansas. You may register on-site at Sedgwick County Park on beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. The timed 5K run begins at 8:30 a.m.

We encourage registrants to pick up their race packets early to avoid lines on race day.

Early Packet Pick-Up for Registrants
Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
7570 W 21st St. N. Bldg.1026, Suite C, #104, Wichita, Kansas 67205
Reflection Ridge Office Park — follow the Let’s Move, Kansas signs!

If you cannot participate in the race on Oct. 19, the KAFP-Foundation would greatly appreciate a donation to support residents and students. Give today. The mission of the KAFP-Foundation is to promote the philosophy of family medicine, research and education of Kansas family physicians.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsor for making this run/walk possible!

Presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Media sponsor, KMUW Wichita 89.1
Platinum sponsors, Grene Vision Group and Wichita Surgical Specialists
Gold sponsors, Advanced Physical Therapy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, Premier Property Management, Primary Care Associates and West Wichita Family Physicians, PA
Silver sponsor, Aledade, Southcentral Pathology Laboratory, P.A., Wichita Urology
Bronze sponsors, Post Rock Family Medicine and Wichita Marriott

Dates Available in January and February

KAFP

Get your Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) volunteer date on your calendar early and get first pick of dates! We invite all of our active members and residents with a Kansas medical license, to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session.

Available dates can be found at www.kafponline.org/FDOD.

FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.

FDOD is a volunteer program organized by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, in which KAFP provides for a family physician to be present at the Statehouse each day during the legislative session. KAFP relies on its trusted membership to volunteer to serve as FDOD.

The FDOD program is an opportunity to network in Topeka, learn about the legislative process, attend part of a session or committee meeting and provide a much-appreciated service to legislators on behalf of KAFP.

Volunteers assist legislators and their staff with health needs that may arise throughout the day. Checking blood pressure, distributing ibuprofen, examining sore throats: the health issues are mainly minor health needs, with a few more serious ailments during the year. The legislators are grateful for the program and it showcases the great work of family medicine in patient care!

New Signature Program’s First Application deadline is Oct. 31

AAFP-Foundation

Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation (FMD RapSDI) is a new signature program launching this fall by the AAFP Foundation in collaboration with the AAFP National Research Network (AAFP NRN). FMD RapSDI is seeking practicing family physicians with little or no research experience to conduct short-term innovative and high-impact projects addressing patient care-inspired or clinical questions or topics. Chapters may wish to share this opportunity with members.

The first application period will open on Oct. 1 and the deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2019. The second application period deadline is Mar. 1, 2020.

Two physicians will be selected as 2019-2020 FMD RapSDI Scholars. Each will receive a $40,000 grant for project associated costs and/or to offset time required to conduct research. FMD RapSDI scholars will serve as Principal Investigators for their projects and will receive support and mentorship from AAFP NRN to develop and refine a research protocol, perform project activities, and conduct data analysis. Scholars have an opportunity to participate in one or more research conferences/meetings and author a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal.

The application process will be divided into two competitive rounds. An in-depth description of a research question, protocol document, and budget are not needed in the first-round application.

Please contact Angie Lanigan by email or call (913) 906-6000, ext. 6382 with questions.

Family Medicine Winter Symposium

KUSM-Wichita

You are invited to the 39th Annual Family Medicine Winter Symposium, Dec. 6-7. 2019, hosted by the University of Kansas Medical Center. The symposium is designed to present new and updated topics useful to practicing family physicians and other primary care providers, with special emphasis on refining diagnostic and therapeutic skills.

Family Medicine Winter Symposium
Dec. 6-7, 2019
Marriott Hotel
9100 E. Corporate Hills Dr.
Wichita, KS

Contact Tiffany Bonfiglio at tbonfiglio@kumc.edu or 316-293-3533 for more information.

Let’s Move, Kansas Pre-registration Ends Friday

KAFP-Foundation

Planning to participate in Let’s Move, Kansas on Saturday, Oct. 19? Register by this Friday, Oct. 11. After Friday, you can only register on site. All proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation.

If you cannot participate in the race on October 19, the KAFP-Foundation would greatly appreciate a donation to support residents and students. Give today. The mission of the KAFP-Foundation is to promote the philosophy of family medicine, research and education of Kansas family physicians.

Registration Rates

Children / Youth 17 & under:

  • 5 Mile Walk: $20 for all participants 17 and under
  • 5K timed race: Adult pricing applies for participants 17 and under

Adults:

  • October 5 – October 11: $45
  • October 19 Register Onsite: $50

TEAM DISCOUNT
Don’t forget that when you join or create a team for Let’s Move, Kansas – you automatically receive $3.00 off your registration! Visit www.LetsMoveKansas.com to see a listing of teams to join. It is a great way to support the Foundation’s programs for residents and students while living a healthy lifestyle and sharing a great day with your friends, family and colleagues.

RESIDENT/STUDENT DISCOUNT
Residents and medical students can use the discount code STURES19 for an additional $5.00 off.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

Presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Media sponsor, KMUW Wichita 89.1
Platinum sponsors, Grene Vision Group and Wichita Surgical Specialists
Gold sponsors, Advanced Physical Therapy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, Premier Property Management, Primary Care Associates and West Wichita Family Physicians, PA
Silver sponsor, Aledade, Southcentral Pathology Laboratory, P.A., Wichita Urology
Bronze sponsors, Post Rock Family Medicine and Wichita Marriott

2020 Award Nominations Open

KAFP

Kansas has some of the best family doctors! Help us showcase the great work of our members by nominating an outstanding family physician you know.

The deadline for submission of 2020 nominees is Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.  KAFP is seeking nominations for the following awards:

Do you know a Kansas family physician deserving of any of these honors? KAFP wants to hear from you!

Volunteer at the Capitol

KAFP

Get your Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) volunteer date on your calendar early and get first pick of dates! We invite all of our active members and residents with a Kansas medical license, to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session.

FDOD is a volunteer program organized by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, in which KAFP provides for a family physician to be present at the Statehouse each day during the legislative session. KAFP relies on its trusted membership to volunteer to serve as FDOD.

The FDOD program is an opportunity to network in Topeka, learn about the legislative process, attend part of a session or committee meeting and provide a much-appreciated service to legislators on behalf of KAFP.

Volunteers assist legislators and their staff with health needs that may arise throughout the day. Checking blood pressure, distributing ibuprofen, examining sore throats: the health issues are mainly minor health needs, with a few more serious ailments during the year. The legislators are grateful for the program and it showcases the great work of family medicine in patient caret!

Available dates Jan. 20-Feb. XX, 2019. FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.

Thank you for your consideration of taking a day to volunteer for this important program. Sign up today.

New Resource to promote and integrate STI screening into your practice

AAFP

The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major public health concern in the United States. Frequently asymptomatic, STIs can lead to significant morbidity if left untreated. As a family physician, you are in an ideal position to help address low screening rates for STIs.

Help aid in the early detection of STIs to prevent transmission and future complications. Gain tips on how to overcome barriers to integrate STI screening into your practice work flow. Discover sample questions to help you find a standardized approach for obtaining a patient’s sexual history.

Download free AAFP resources today.

Expanded Tobacco Cessation Benefits for KanCare Enrollees

NAMI

Please share these resources with your patients eligible for KanCare benefits. This handy card describes the new counseling and pharmacy benefits to support KanCare members who are seeking to end their dependence on tobacco.  Click here to order copies or to download a high resolution file to print copies for your use as well as a series of four full-color 11×17 posters which are available to promote the new KanCare benefits.

Share these two short videos to drive utilization of the expanded benefits:  a peer-to-peer video featuring a patient who successfully used the KanCare benefits to quit tobacco and a provider video featuring a physician who is encouraging other providers to engage patients to utilize cessation benefits.

Click on these links for more detailed guidance from KanCare about the expanded counseling benefits  and the expanded pharmacy benefits.

CDC shares tips on strong flu vaccine recommendations

CDC

Visit the Center for Disease Control’s Make a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation web page to help you make a strong recommendation for influenza vaccination, including a video, descriptions of all recommended flu vaccines and a link to the HCP Fight Flu Toolkit. Below are some tips from the website:

It is necessary for some patients to receive a strong recommendation from their provider. CDC suggests using the SHARE method to make a strong vaccine recommendation and provide important information to help patients make informed decisions about vaccinations:

 


SHARE the reasons
 why the influenza vaccine is right for the patient given his or her age, health status, lifestyle, occupation, or other risk factors.

HIGHLIGHT positive experiences with influenza vaccines (personal or in your practice), as appropriate, to reinforce the benefits and strengthen confidence in influenza vaccination.

ADDRESS patient questions and any concerns about the influenza vaccine, including side effects, safety, and vaccine effectiveness in plain and understandable language.

REMIND patients that influenza vaccines protect them and their loved ones from serious influenza illness and influenza-related complications.

EXPLAIN the potential costs of getting influenza, including serious health effects, time lost (such as missing work or family obligations), and financial costs.