If you are an active member or resident with a Kansas license, you are eligible to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) at the Statehouse during the legislative session. Thank you to all who have already volunteered!

Your time is appreciated! 

Upcoming open dates include:
January 31
February 1, 13
March 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26

Go to the FDOD web page for a complete calendar listing with instructions and to sign-up or contact Michelle Corkins at 316.721.9005.

FDOD volunteers report to the Capitol Building 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.




Calling all residents and students! Don’t miss this opportunity to present a poster at the KAFP Annual Meeting! KAFP invites all family medicine residents and students to submit an abstract for research, a case study or a literature review for the 2019 Poster Presentation. The due date for receipt of abstracts is March 1. The Poster Presentation will be at the KAFP Annual Meeting, Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Wichita Marriott Hotel, Wichita, Kansas.

KAFP-Foundation will provide a $100 participation stipend for each poster presentation. And for presenters coming from more than 60 miles away we will also provide a room for one night in the conference hotel.

To be considered, your completed abstracts must be received by March 1, 2019. Contact Michelle Corkins or call 316-721-9005 with questions.


Attend the Emergency and Urgent Care course in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 1–4. Know the latest treatment options in emergency and urgent care settings, gain hands-on skills, and recognize when to treat and when to refer. At the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Prepare treatment plans for patients who present to emergency departments and/or urgent care clinics.
• Evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with acute health needs affecting any number of body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, maternity, psychological, or musculoskeletal conditions.
• Incorporate emergency plans into practice, including written protocols and necessary equipment/tools for treatment.

Earn up to 26 AAFP Prescribed credits—20 credits for attending the course and another 6 for participating in optional procedural skills workshops (additional fees apply). AAFP members: $995/Nonmembers: $1,295

Optional Workshop Sessions: Participate in the clinical procedural workshops on Mindfulness, ECG Interpretation, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, or Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) to enhance your learning and hands-on experience.

Save $100 when you register by April 1. Register now or call (800) 274-2237.


Your National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Workforce LRP application must include information on your unpaid student loans to support undergraduate or graduate education, which led to your health professions degree.

Eligible Loans
• Obtained by the applicant to cover school tuition, other reasonable education, and living expenses associated with the undergraduate or graduate education
• Provided by federal, state, and local entities, as well as commercial institutions

The NHSC classifies loans into two categories, federal or private/commercial. Applicants may submit loan information either electronically (federal only) or manually. For additional information, review the Application & Program Guidance for either NHSC LRP (pages 17-18) or SUD Workforce LRP (pages 19-20).

NHSC LRP & SUD Workforce LRP Application Q&A Sessions  
(Online & by phone)
Thursday, January 24 & February 7
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Access Link (login as a guest)
Dial-in: 888-950-7563
Participant Code: 3172361


Here is a listing of nationwide funding opportunities that may be of interest to you:

Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation Grants
Grants to support community-based organizations providing direct services, education, or research in the areas of HIV and AIDS, with priority given to smaller communities and rural areas.
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2019

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Change Leadership Programs
Change leadership programs, designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health.
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

Community Health Grant
Grants for evidence-based projects that demonstrate focused, measurable results in community health and medical education programs, with priority given to services that target the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2019

Licensure Portability Grant Program
Funding for state licensing boards to develop and implement state policies that will reduce statutory and regulatory barriers to telemedicine, with the ultimate goal of addressing workforce shortages and improving access to care in underserved and rural areas.
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2019

Health Center Program New Access Point Grants
Grants to support the establishment of new health service delivery sites for underserved and vulnerable populations.
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2019

Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course Scholarship
Awards scholarships to attend the Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course to be held in Iowa in June, 2019.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2019

Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional Course
A course designed to teach directors, clinic administrators, and other Rural Health Clinic leaders how to operate a successful Rural Health Clinic.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



KDHE invites you to become a OneCare Kansas (OCK) partner – a new Medicaid option to provide coordination of physical and behavioral health care with long term services and supports for people with chronic conditions. OCK integrates and coordinates all services and supports with the goal of treating the “whole person” across the lifespan.

If you are interested in becoming a OneCare Kansas provider complete this PDF application and email the application and all attachments to Samantha Ferencik at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment by 5:00 p.m. April 1, 2019.

OCK is a comprehensive and intense method of care coordination for Kansas Medicaid members who qualify. Learn more about the program by visiting the OCK website. and Quick Facts. To read more about OCK payment and rate development, quality and reporting, check out the OneCare Kansas Implementation Newsletter for more information. KAFP is a member of the OCK Planning Council. Read the full report of the Planning Council each month.


Be ready for the 2019 Legislative Session and attend Advocacy Day with us on January 30. Be informed about healthcare issues expected to arise in the 2019 Legislative Session. Hot topics include Tobacco 21 and Primary Care Investment. Take notes on how to engage with legislators. Visit the State Capitol to meet with legislators. And finally, hear from legislators themselves who will share their perspectives on the new session.

Directly after the day activities, head over to the Dillon House where there will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to meet face-to-face with legislators.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
KMS/KaMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

Reception at Dillon House 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
404 SW 9th St, Topeka, KS 66612

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.

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


The University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita (KUSM- Wichita) seeks family physician faculty for medical student and residency education.

  • An average of 25% of KUSM – Wichita medical students enter family medicine residency positions each year.
  • Top 10 ranking in GME outcomes for primary care, rural practice and HPSA practice (Academic Medicine 2013;88:1267–1280).
  • Outstanding medical students, residents and faculty colleagues.
  • KUSM-Wichita is recognized for outstanding clinical teaching.
  • New medical school curriculum emphasizes small group problem-based learning and early clinical experiences.
  • Campus expansion offers a wide variety of teaching opportunities.
  • Excellent salary and benefit package.

To apply on-line:

For more information, contact Rick Kellerman MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, KUSM-Wichita, rkellerm@kumc.edu or 316-293-2607, 1010 North Kansas, Wichita, KS, 67214.

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.


Interested in fighting tobacco to make Kansans stronger, healthier and tobacco-free? Join Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition (TFKC)! View Membership Card.

Membership is free and offers these these benefits:

  • Develop new partnerships thru committee work
  • Inform local coalitions on state tobacco issues
  • Provide expert testimony on state bills
  • Participate in special training opportunities
  • Enhance leadership skills as a Board member

Already a member? Nominations for the South Central Region Representative are currently being accepted. Candidates need to be in good standing with the Coalition and a member of TFKC for at least six months. TFKC has monthly board conference calls, and committee assignments. Attendance is strongly advised for voting abilities. Submit a nomination.



CDC stated in its Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report, FluView, that as of the week ending December 29, influenza activity was increasing in the U.S. Two influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported to CDC during week 52, for a total of 13 influenza-associated pediatric deaths reported for the 2018–2019 season. At this time, hospitalization rates in children younger than 5 years old (14.5 per 100,000) are the highest among all age groups. Last season, there was a record-setting number of pediatric deaths in the U.S. (172), so be sure to protect all your patients for whom vaccination is recommended.

Influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone six months of age and older. If you don’t provide influenza vaccination in your clinic, please recommend vaccination to your patients and refer them to a clinic or pharmacy that provides vaccines or to the HealthMap Vaccine Finder to locate sites near their workplaces or homes that offer influenza vaccination services.