Free Parent Health Literacy Training Available

KS Head Start Assoc

This fall brings two Parent Health Literacy training opportunities. This training is appropriate for any staff who work directly with parents/patients, supervisors and program directors.

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

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 KHSA 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. Visit the KHSA website  or call 785-856-3132 for further information about the Parent Health Literacy Project.




RISE Webinar is October 24


Register for our fourth session in the RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, October 24: featuring Drs. Melissa Rosso (Manhattan) and Beth Oller (Stockton) who will present Prevent Burnout & Build Resilience in Practice: Two Kansas Case Studies.*

Sign up today!

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout.  RISE resources include:

RISE: Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize.

*This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.


Let’s Move, Kansas Discount Opportunities


Please join us for this fun event!

Let’s Move, Kansas
Saturday, October 20; 8:30 a.m.
Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, KS

Swag bag, race t-shirt, and pancake breakfast included with registration. Get more bang for your buck by combining these special offers when you register!

  • Students & Residents: Use code STURES18 for $5 off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; up to $8 off!
  • 2017 Repeat Runners & Walkers: Use code 17OFF for 17% off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; $9.29 off!
  • All general registrations: Join a team (or create a new team) for an automatic $3 off registration.

For pricing and registration, visit our website.

Let’s Move, Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. All proceeds from this event go to the KAFP-Foundation to support many programs and scholarships for Kansas family medicine residents and medical students.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita!

ACS CAN Policy Forum


This October, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host the third annual ACS CAN Kansas Cancer Policy Forum, a premiere event that brings together key leaders and decision makers in business, education, medical research, cancer care, government, and health policy.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kansas Health Institute, Topeka, KS

Register today!

This event not only helps unite those in Kansas who are fighting to end cancer, but serves to empower ACS CAN, and its work to ensure that elected officials across the country make cancer a top priority. This year’s forum is dedicated to educating patients, providers and the public about the unique challenges of access to care for cancer treatment in rural Kansas.


AAFP Virtual Care is New Telemedicine Platform for Members


Offer your patients more options with AAFP Virtual Care, a new telemedicine platform designed exclusively for Academy members.

AAFP Virtual Care, powered by Zipnosis, allows you to treat patients when and where they need it, via web-based technology. It combines clinical efficiency and convenience with high-quality care.

It’s easy to get started with a practice-branded web storefront and customizable marketing materials. Soon you’ll be saving time, generating more revenue, and streamlining workflows—all with less effort.

The new platform offers clinical efficiency and convenience with high-quality care through both online patient interviews and video visits. The HIPAA-compliant platform connects AAFP members with their patients virtually – to keep care local.

To learn more, visit the AAFP Virtual Care website or visit the “Office of the Future” exhibit at FMX, Oct. 9-13 in New Orleans.

FP Essentials™ Call for Authors


Soliciting authors for FP Essentials™ monograph, one of the AAFP’s largest educational activities. This is an opportunity to contribute to an important continuing medical education (CME) and Board Review publication with thousands of subscribers.

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:

  • Noncancer Respiratory Conditions Update
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Urologic Issues in Infants and Children
  • Skin Infections and Outpatient Management of Burns

Find out more details on submitting a proposal.


New Influenza Webinar


Curious how your practice can boost influenza immunization uptake in your patient population?

Join AAFP for a free live webinar on the 2018-19 Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines Recommendations.

Webinar Registration (free)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

This webinar will focus on how family physicians and health care teams can implement updated recommendations for the 2018-19 influenza season. This webinar will also introduce evidence-based strategies and tactics to increase influenza rates for all persons, which will include a specific emphasis on patients 50 years and older and those patients with chronic diseases.

Moderated by family physicians Thomas Koinis, M.D. and Margot Savoy, M.D., this free webcast offers a review of primary updates to current influenza guidance and recommendations.

Supported through an unrestricted grant from Sanofi Pasteur.


Two Immunization Educational Opportunities for You


You are invited to attend two immunization educational opportunities:

Kansas Immunization Program’s Knowledge Injection Series (KIP-KIS): Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccines 2018-2019

  1. Webinar, Friday, Sept. 20 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
  2. To register,  reply to ahecpitt@kumc.edu with the information below completed.

______ Individual (single participant)

______ Organization (multiple participants from one organization)

Name of Organization/Individual:

Mailing Address:

Daytime Phone Number (required):

Email Address of Individual/Site Contact (required):

Fax Number:

Name of Site Contact Person (Only complete this field if registering as an organization):

HPV Vaccination Cancer Prevention Educational Event

  1. Educational event, Wednesday, October 17 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Also Broadcast via webinar.i
  2. For details and registration: HPV Vaccination Cancer Prevention

There is no cost to attend either event, but registration is required. Contact the KU Medical Center’s Area Health Education Centers with questions: 620-235-4040.

Additional Tobacco Cessation Benefits Available for Qualifying Patients


Having a mental illness or addition can make it harder to stop smoking. The Kansas Tobacco Quitline can help. Additional benefits for people with qualifying mental illnesses or substance abuse conditions may receive two weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy and seven calls with a trained Quit Coach. Call 1-800-784-8669. Please download and post this flyer prominently in your office to notify your office team and patients.

Complete Survey: Experiences of FM Physicians Regarding Cancer-Focused Genetic Testing

KAFP Members: Please read the following letter from a KUSM-W student asking for you to complete a short survey. Your help is much appreciated!

My name is Valerie Binns. I am a medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. I am recruiting family medicine physicians in Kansas to complete a survey regarding their experiences with cancer-focused genetic testing. Participation involves completing a survey that will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until October 1, 2018.  No identifiable information will be collected about you, and the survey is anonymous.

Survey: Experiences of family medicine physicians regarding cancer-focused genetic testing

There are no personal benefits and minimal risks to participating in this study.  Participation is voluntary, and you can stop taking the survey at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact my research supervisor, Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH at eablah@kumc.edu.  For questions about the rights of research participants, you may contact the KUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (316) 293-2610.


Valerie Binns
MD Candidate, Class of 2021
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita