Substance Use Disorder Training Conference – May 15

Community Care Network of Kansas

Join Community Care Network of Kansas for the Substance Use Disorder Training Conference which will feature engaging presentations and discussions regarding treatment strategies and best practices. National and local speakers will provide more insight on multifaceted community approaches to SUD, team based care, sustainability of integration models, and more.

Substance Use Disorder Training Conference
Wednesday, May 15 | 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S 3rd St., Manhattan, KS

View agenda.

If you need a sleeping room, a discounted hotel room block is available at the Hilton Garden Inn until April 22. For reservations, call 785-532-9116 or book online

If you have any questions about this event or need assistance to register please contact Theron Platt , Pam Smith or Susan Wood.

Student and Resident Scholarships for National Conference Close May 1


If you are a resident or medical student interested in attending the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 25-27 in Kansas City, AAFP-Foundation has 250 scholarships available to attend the National Conference. The deadline to apply is May 1. The Family Medicine Leads (FML) Scholarships to National Conference are provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.  All scholarships are made possible by the donations of family physicians across the country.

For scholarship application information and guidelines visit Family Medicine Leads Scholarships.



KIP-KIS Session: Vaccine Safety – April 18


Make plans to attend this Thursday!

Knowledge Injection Series (KIP-KIS) Session: Vaccine Safety

Thursday, April 18 | Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Presenter: Daniel Salmon, PhD, MPH, Institute of Vaccine Safety Director John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of vaccine safety in the context of mature immunization programs.
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of the many processes to ensure vaccines are very safe throughout a product lifecycle.

Continuing education credit will be available.

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Upcoming Parent Health Literacy Trainings

Kansas Head Start Association

Three new Kansas Head Start Association (KHSA) Parent Health Literacy training classes are being offered for this spring. Attendees will receive the resources needed to teach parents how to use the “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick” book using effective, evidence based teaching methods.  The Parent Health Literacy project partners with agencies, medical providers, schools and human services organizations who serve families with young children to provide this important health literacy resource. This training is appropriate for any staff who work directly with parents/patients, supervisors and program directors. We encourage you to share this information with parents in your practice.

Download the flyers and share with your staff:

Junction City, Tuesday, April 30

Great Bend, Wednesday, May 1

Dodge City, Thursday, May 2

The training is free.  3 CEUs are available for $15.

Please see the brochure and the KHSA website for further information about the Parent Health Literacy Project.

Register for KAFP Annual Meeting: Connect. Interact. Learn.


Please join us for the 2019 KAFP Annual Meeting “Connect. Interact. Learn.” You should have received your brochure in the mail already. Contact the KAFP office at if you have questions or did not receive a brochure. We hope you are excited about the great CME lineup!  The Annual Meeting Schedule is packed full of quality CME with a variety of topics such as social determinants of health, wound care, smart technology with children, long acting reversible contraception, POCUS, prostate cancer and more! Don’t miss this chance of quality CME and networking! Up to 20.50 CME credits are available! For more information and to register go to 2019 Annual Meeting 

June 5, 2019 | 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session:
MAT Waiver Training
Free for KAFP members

June 6-8, 2019

KAFP Annual Meeting
Connect. Interact. Learn.
Wichita Marriott, Wichita, KS

This Live activity, Kansas-AFP 2019 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.50 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.


Note from EVP


I’ve known for years that Kansas members are the best!  Today I have more proof.  Our members account for only about 1.5% of the total membership of AAFP.  We had a disproportionate share of chapter members who completed the arduous AMA/RUC survey last month.  Kansans accounted for 5.6% of the total number of AAFP members who completed the survey.  This survey will have a positive impact the payment rates far into the future.  To those who completed it:  I thank you, the chapter leadership thanks you and AAFP thanks you!


Carolyn Gaughan, CAE
Executive Vice President

District and Faculty Director Ballots Due May 7


Elections for District and Faculty Directors are conducted by U.S. Mail ballot. Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and Faculty Directors (Kansas City campus and Wichita/Salina campuses) are up for election this year. Ballots have been mailed to all voting members in the those respective districts/campuses and must be returned to the KAFP office by Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Questions? Contact KAFP at or 316.721.9005.

Thank you to the following District and Faculty Director candidates for running:

District 1: Keith Ratzlaff, MD (Olathe)
District 3: Jared Johnson, MD (Wichita); Doug Nunamaker, MD (Wichita); and Dirk Smith, MD (Wichita)
District 5: Robyn Hartvickson, MD (Newton) and Danelle Perry, MD (Manhattan)
District 7: Elizabeth “Libby” Hineman, MD (Scott City) and Jill Linville, MD (Lakin)
KU Kansas City Faculty Director: K. Allen Greiner, MD and Margaret Smith, MD, MPH, MHSA, FAAFP
KU Wichita Faculty Director: Rex Keith, MD and Jennifer Thuener, MD

View all candidates running for KAFP Board of Directors and read their candidate statements on the KAFP website at

KDHE Reports on First State Survey of Birth Mothers


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has released its first annual report from the Kansas Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The 2017 PRAMS Summary provides information from women who are interviewed about their experiences before, during and shortly after pregnancy. Forty-seven states participate in the PRAMS survey, covering approximately 83 percent of all live births in the United States. Kansas joined the PRAMS project in 2016 and began data collection in 2017. Read the full report here.

Some notable findings from the 2017 Kansas PRAMS survey include:
• Two-thirds of mothers (67.0%) had a health care visit in the year before their pregnancy.
• More than 4 in 5 mothers (85.7%) received prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy.
• Almost 1 in 8 mothers (12.4%) exhibited signs of having depression in the 2 to 3 months after giving birth.
• Nearly 3 in 4 mothers (72.6%) had experienced at least one stressful life event during the year before delivery.
• Approximately 9 in 10 infants (90.1%) had been breastfed or fed breast milk, even if only for a short period of time.
• Most mothers reported placing their infants to sleep on the infant’s back most frequently (80.2%), versus on his/her side, stomach, or a combination of back, side, and/or stomach.

Social Activities for 50th Anniversary of Family Medicine


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of family medicine, AAFP will post two questions a month on the Facebook Event Page, Twitter and Instagram for you to respond to by uploading a video or adding a comment. The hashtag is #FMed50.

To participate be sure to follow AAFP on these channels and use #FMed50 with your post.

  • Facebook: @familymed
  • Twitter: @AAFP
  • Instagram: the_aafp

After FMX, the AAFP will share anniversary content from FMX to keep the celebration going.



2019 Resolution Timeline and Process Announced


Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy’s governance and political process.  The official resolution process adopted by the KAFP Board of Directors is on the KAFP website. You are encouraged to submit a resolution if you have a topic you are interested in addressing. KAFP can help guide you through the process of writing your resolution. A resolution writing worksheet is available on the website along with important dates. Contact KAFP at or 316.721.9005 for resolution assistance.

Please submit your resolution for consideration by Monday, May 6, 2019. You may send by e-mail to, by fax to 316-721-9044 or by U.S. mail to:

Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
7570 W 21st St N 1026C, #104
Wichita, KS 67205