Advocacy Day

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.

You can register using the button below.

Agenda (all times tentative)

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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