Due to the ongoing pandemic, the KAFP’s Government Affairs Committee has opted to make this year’s Advocacy Day a remote event.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Jan. 26 as we prepare to take our message to the legislature.
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10 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Welcome from CEO and Government Affairs Committee co-chairs (Tarah Remington Brown; Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP; Erin Locke, MD, MPH)
10:15-10:45 a.m.: Review of KAFP priorities, legislative update and 2022 forecast (Dodie Wellshear, Ad Astra Government Relations; Rachelle Columbo, Kansas Medical Society CEO)
10:45-11:15 a.m.: Telehealth and payment parity (Tara Mays, vice president, state legislative relations, Kansas Hospital Association)
11:15-11:45 a.m.: Update on Medicaid expansion (April Homan, Executive Director, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas)
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Lunch break
12:15-12:30 p.m.: Legislative Update from Immunize Kansas Coalition (Carlie Houchen, MPH, Health and Community Initiatives Specialist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas)
12:30-1 p.m.: COVID, immunizations, public health and primary care providers (Phil Griffin, KDHE, Deputy Director, Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention)
1-1:30 p.m.: How to run for office (John Eplee, MD Kansas Legislature House District 63)
1:30-2 p.m.: How to be an legislative advocate: tools and resources from AAFP (Julie Harrison, AAFP, Manager, Center for State Policy
Sage Bauer, AAFP, Director, Political Affairs & Member Engagement)
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P.O. Box 11531
Overland Park, KS 66207