Tobacco training and resources to help patients quit tobacco

Don’t let your patients New Year’s resolutions go by the wayside… help your patients make a tobacco quit attempt in 2018. It often takes 7 to 9 quit attempts before successfully overcoming tobacco and the majority of patients indicate that a healthcare provider’s advice to quit is a strong motivator in taking the first step. This season, encourage your patients to quit.

If you are interested in the latest tobacco training and resources for your practice, please contact Kim Neufeld at 316-425-5607 or kneufeld@kafponline.org. Additional online resources include:

AAFP-Foundation announces the 2018 Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) is proud to announce its eighth annual Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine. Now renamed the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine in honor of former AAFP Foundation executive director Sandra L. “Sandy” Panther, interested family physicians, residents, students, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and others are invited to apply.

Complete fellowship rules, application forms, and instructions are available online through the Center’s website

The successful applicant will be awarded a fellowship grant in an amount of up to $2,000 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses relating to research on a project of their choosing dealing with any aspect of the history of General Practice, Family Practice, or Family Medicine in the United States. The fellowship will be awarded directly to the individual applicant and not to the institution where he or she may be employed.

The deadline to apply is by 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2018. All applications will be reviewed in April, with the fellowship award announced by May 31, 2018.