New NCCRT CRC Screening Best Practices Handbook for Hospitals and Health Systems

American Cancer Society

Check out the NCCRT’s new Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Handbook for Hospitals and Health SystemsThe purpose of the handbook is to provide advice on the design and delivery of a variety of effective CRC screening interventions to help hospitals and health systems strengthen their colorectal cancer screening efforts. The handbook is divided into four sections:  Critical Steps, Case Studies, Implementation, and Tools & Resources. It is intended to provide needed information drawn from real life examples about how to ultimately improve CRC screening rates within the hospital and health system setting.

HRSA Recognizes Greeley County Health Services for Quality Improvement Program


Greeley County Health Services in Tribune, Kansas is being recognized along with 13 organizations by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) for their work advancing the quality and delivery of rural healthcare, including improving health outcomes related to chronic disease through the Small Health Care Provider Quality Program. These organizations are being recognized for work across six categories. Drew Zerr, clinic manager at Greeley County Health Services has earned the Quality Improvement Champion Award for outstanding demonstration of innovation for development and implementation of creative solutions to excel beyond adversity and improve the quality of care and patient health outcomes of rural patients. Congratulations to Drew and KAFP members, Wendel Ellis, DO and Scheila Scheffe, MD who practice at Greeley County Health Services. Read full article.



Support the KAFP and Earn CME


Support the organization dedicated to serving your needs as a family physician in Kansas with the purchase of an AAFP self-study package.

Purchase an AAFP self-study package using the source code 4MYCHAPTER during checkout to help benefit KAFP.

A portion of the price of each package you buy will go directly to our chapter to support local initiatives.

Using AAFP self-study packages to enhance your expertise and expand your knowledge on common family medicine topics. Featuring recorded audio and video presentations from current AAFP live courses, these interactive packages include:

  • 20-30 hours of content, with 18-32 lectures between 30 and 60 minutes in length
  • Opportunities to report CME and evaluate after each lecture
  • Interactive quiz interface to briefly halt the presentations and choose an answer
  • 200-plus page full-color PDF of the slides
  • Post assessment (online)

Select a topic that meets your interests. Choose from 10 different titles, including but not limited to Emergency and Urgent Care, Care of Chronic Conditions, Adult Medicine, and Child and Adolescent Health.

Earn CME when and where you want to and support our chapter at the same time.

AAFP Summarizes Proposed 2019 Medicare Fee Schedule


The proposed fee schedule CMS recently released makes significant changes to codes family physicians use every day. AAFP is already hard at work analyzing the changes and preparing what will certainly be extensive comments. In the meantime, you can read the Academy’s initial summary of the 1,472-page document.

Read more.

Complete Caring For Children 5 minute Survey


The KUMC research team of Dr. Timothy Smith, Dr. Emily Goodwin, Dr. Michael Kennedy and Todd Savolt are seeking  primary care provider who provide primary care for children to complete a 5 minute survey: Complete Caring for Children.  The aim of the survey is to identify the barriers and education gaps that limit primary care providers and residents’ self-efficacy when caring for  children with medical complexity in rural and urban settings.  Participation involves completing a survey that will take about 5 minutes.  The survey is anonymous. In addition to the survey questions,  educational status, medical practice setting and how long you have been practicing medicine are included questions. Consent to participation is assumed with completing the survey and submitting through RedCap – click here to complete and submit survey.

There are no personal benefits or risks to participating in this study.  Participation is voluntary, and you can stop taking the survey at any time. Participation in the survey or declining to participate in the survey will have no impact on your professional career.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Timothy Smith at or Dr. Emily Goodwin at  For questions about the rights of research participants, you may contact the KUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (913) 588-1240 or  or Children’s Mercy Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (816) 701-4358 or

Hunger-free Healthcare Summit in Overland Park- September 21

Kansas Health Foundation

If you live in the Kansas City area, you are encouraged to attend the Hungry-Free Healthcare Summit on Friday, September 21 in Overland Park, Kansas. Reserve your seat by September 15. Discuss how you can make a difference in hunger in your community. Local and national community resources and best practice strategies will be shared.  Download the flyer, print and post in your office.


Early Rate Expires August 20 for 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk



The Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk on Saturday, October 20 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas benefits your KAFP-Foundation. It is a great way to support your Foundation’s programs for residents and students while living a healthy lifestyle and sharing it with friends and family! Registration and sponsorship information is available at: Let’s Move, Kansas.

Register by August 20 for the early bird rate of $30. Register as a team for $3 off per registrant AND if you are a resident or medical student, use the discount code STURES18 and receive an additional $5 off!

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!

Proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation.  Join us in motivating Kansans to move, and supporting the future of family medicine!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and our platinum sponsor, Grene Vision Group. If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, click here for more information.


Sign-up for Free RISE Webinar


Register for the RISE Webinar on Wednesday, August 29 – featuring Terry “Lee” Mills, MD, FAAFP, who will present Increasing Joy in Practice, Avoiding Burnout, Building Resilient Practices and Careers. Sign up today!

Join us for the third KAFP RISE Webinar Series, interact with Dr. Mills and learn about increasing your joy in practice, avoiding burnout and building a resilient practice and career.

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.

To learn more about the RISE initiative or to watch recordings of previous webinars, visit


Register for Health Behavior KSA: September 14


KAFP is offering a Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session on September 14 in Dodge City. Don’t miss this opportunity complete this ABFM module.


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

Following the KSA, attendees will:
• Complete the ABFM Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) “Health Behavior” module
• Earn 8 CME AAFP credits

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.

Save the Date for Kansas Opioid Conference 

Kansas Hospital Association

2nd Annual Kansas Opioid Conference 

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612

Learn more about the opioid crisis and engage in this proactive effort to build a collaborative response in Kansas by addressing the issue through multiple specialties such as prescribing, prevention, treatment, recovery, and intervention.