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September PSA Focuses on Sports and Exercise

AAFP

The AAFP’s national public service announcement campaign (PSA) in September features a segment about concussions. Watch the PSA about the concussions. Each PSA educates the audience about an issue and urges them to visit familydoctor.org for more information. Please help educate your patients by referring them to the familydoctor.org website.

Below is the schedule of monthly PSAs:

Ultimately, it is important that patients, after viewing the PSAs, will gain a sense of empowerment over their own health. Increasing patients’ knowledge of important health issues that affect them is intended to help them feel more prepared and willing to talk about them with their family physician.

Faces in Family Medicine Program Seeks Volunteers

KAFP-Foundation

KAFP members are invited to volunteer to serve as a mentor in the Faces in Family Medicine (FIFM) mentorship program. This program provides medical and pre-med students the opportunity to see the many “faces of family medicine” through group mentorship activities and one-on-one mentoring.

Volunteer today to be a mentor!

Volunteers will be paired with students to mentor through the fall and spring semesters; they can communicate as much or as little as they wish, a minimum of four contacts is expected. KAFP will provide monthly “conversation starter” topics to keep communication engaging. Volunteers spend approximately one hour per month corresponding with their student(s). Group mentorship activities will also be scheduled, more to come on those activities!

The ultimate goal is to expose students to the many different, energetic, vibrant, and authentic faces of family medicine, and promote the selection of family medicine as their specialty. Show your face in family medicine, volunteer to be a mentor!

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Support and Alignment Network Resources

American Board of Family Medicine

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) offers the following customized training, resources, and technical assistance to support the improvement of Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) programs:

  • Coaching calls with PFE subject matter experts
  • Virtual trainings and webinars customized to meet Practice Transformation Network (PTN) and clinicians’ specific needs
  • On-site workshops or technical assistance
  • Assistance with developing community partnerships with local YMCAs that align with TCPi aims
  • Support for patient and family advisors through the IPFCC’s PFCC
  • Connect, an online portal for patients and family members, clinicians, health care staff, and administrative leaders.

For more information, visit PCPCC.

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Let’s Move, Kansas 5K Run & 1.5 Mile Walk Open for Registration

 

KAFP-Foundation

REGISTER TODAY! Register by September 14 for the rate of $35. Take advantage of these great discounts: $3 off for joining a team (automatic), $5 off for students and residents (code: STURES18), or 17% off for any 2017 registrant joining us again this year (contact KAFP for code). Discounts may be combined.

Fundraiser 5K / 1.5 mile walk
Let’s Move, Kansas
Saturday, October 20; 8:30 a.m.
Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, KS

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 and all of our sponsors; find a full list of sponsors on the registration page. If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, contact us ASAP to get your company on the event t-shirt – click here for more information.

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Final Registration Date for KSA Approaching Fast

KAFP

Wednesday, September 12 is the last day to register! Don’t miss this opportunity for the Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session on September 14 in Dodge City. Cost is $175 for KAFP members or $275 for non-KAFP members.

  • Review 60 core competency questions with experienced family physician faculty.
  • Discuss and learn 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.

HEALTH BEHAVIOR KSA GROUP LEARNING SESSION

Friday, September 14, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Register at KSA Group Learning.

Western Plains Medical Complex
Conference Room
3001 Avenue A
Dodge City, KS 67801

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.

Roots of Health Inequity

KDHE

You may be interested in this online learning opportunity developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO): Roots of Health Inequity The project explores root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness, and death. Particularly, rural residents are more likely to experience some of the contributing social factors that impact health.

2018 AAFP Health Equity Fellowship coming soon; Health is Primary Updates

AAFP

The Family Medicine for America’s Health (FMAHealth) Health Equity Team and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) are excited to announce the development of a jointly sponsored inaugural Health Equity Fellowship program launching this fall. Two fellows will be selected to participate in a 12-month health equity fellowship aimed at developing family medicine physicians as leaders with subject matter expertise in the social, institutional and cultural influences that impact health. Call for applications coming soon at Family Medicine for American’s Health and AAFP Center for Diversity and Health Equity.

Here is an update on Health is Primary happenings:

  • Health is Primary hosted a panel on health equity at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students on August 2.
  • Health is Primary is sponsoring the Alliance for Health Policy’s series on Aging in America. The series will include a leader summit on October 10 and a congressional briefing on December 7 in Washington, D.C. Stay tuned for more information.
  • The focus in August is immunizations. You can download the monthly toolkit at Health is Primary.
  • New campaign videos are available on the value and cost effectiveness of primary care at Health is Primary.

Read the entire 2018 August Update.

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A Healthy Way to Support Your Foundation

 

KAFP-Foundation

The KAFP-Foundation supports many programs and scholarships for Kansas family medicine residents and medical students. You can enjoy a Saturday of being active, enjoy breakfast and perhaps even win a prize while supporting a worthy cause! Join us for our fourth year for Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk – October 20, 2018 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas.

NOW is the time to register! Register by September 14 for the rate of $35. Register as a team for $3 off per registrant AND if you are a resident or medical student, use the discount code STURES18 to receive an additional $5 off! Registration and sponsorship information is available at: Let’s Move, Kansas.

Let’s Move Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. Mark your calendars for October 20, 2018 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas for this year’s event!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and all of our sponsors; find a full list of sponsors on the registration page. If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, contact us ASAP to get your company on the event t-shirt –  click here for more information.

 

 

 

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Plan to attend September 14, Health Behavior KSA

KAFP

KAFP is offering a Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session on September 14 in Dodge City.   Cost is $175 for KAFP members or $275 for non-KAFP members.

  • Review 60 core competency questions with experienced family physician faculty.
  • Discuss and learn 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.

HEALTH BEHAVIOR KSA GROUP LEARNING SESSION

Friday, September 14, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Register at KSA Group Learning.

Western Plains Medical Complex
Conference Room
3001 Avenue A
Dodge City, KS 67801

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.

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Last Chance to Register for RISE Webinar “Increasing Joy in Practice, Avoiding Burnout”

KAFP

Don’t miss the opportunity! Register for the RISE Webinar on Wednesday, August 29 at 12:15 p.m. – featuring Terry “Lee” Mills, MD, FAAFP, who will present Increasing Joy in Practice, Avoiding Burnout, Building Resilient Practices and Careers.  There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

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.