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Feel Better… Register for RISE Webinar on March 27

KAFP Register for our fifth session in the free RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, March 27: featuring Tina Khan, Community and Personal Leadership Consultant with Kansas Alliance for Wellness. Meet Tina Khan… Tina Khan spent 13 years in Dual Language Bilingual Classrooms as a teacher advocate for families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  The […]

KAFP Poster Presentation Applications due March 1

KAFP-Foundation Calling all residents and students! Don’t miss this opportunity to present a poster at the KAFP Annual Meeting! KAFP invites all family medicine residents and students to submit an abstract for research, a case study or a literature review for the 2019 Poster Presentation. The due date for receipt of abstracts is March 1. The […]

8 Kansas Clinics Selected for Immunization Office Champions Program

KAFP Kansas lags behind other states in the rate of pneumococcal immunizations in seniors. The rate in 2016 was 59.2 percent, while the national average was 66.9 percent. There are 19 counties in Kansas where the rate is less than 40 percent. KAFP was selected as one of three chapters of the AAFP to receive […]

Influenza widespread in 45 states; CDC reports 24 pediatric deaths from influenza in the U.S.

IAC Express CDC stated in its Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report, FluView, that during the week ending January 26, the geographic spread of influenza in 45 states was reported as widespread; Puerto Rico and 3 states reported regional activity; two states reported local activity; the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported sporadic […]

New Tool! Rural Health Explorer

HealthLandscape HealthLandscape introduces the Rural Health Explorer. The Explorer includes the Rural Population Health Mapper, Appalachia Community Data Portal, and Rural Health Workforce Mapper. The Explorer also includes other mapping tools focused on health behaviors, health outcomes, and healthy living assets in non-urban counties across the U.S., as well as the entire Appalachian region. The Rural […]

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Applications Close February 21

KDHE Primary Care The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) provides financial assistance to health care professionals in exchange for a commitment to work at approved sites in high-need, underserved areas. This week the NHSC opened the application cycle for two programs – its Loan Repayment Program (LRP) and a new Substance Use Disorder Workforce LRP […]

Support Raise the Age Kansas

Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition KAFP supports Raise the Age Kansas and Tobacco 21 to increase the age sale for all tobacco products to 21 across Kansas. Your help is needed this legislative session to build support under the dome and throughout Kansas in order to pass an effective bill next session for Tobacco 21. How […]

KUSM-Wichita Seeks Family Physician Faculty

KUSM-Wichita The University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita (KUSM- Wichita) seeks family physician faculty for medical student and residency education. An average of 25% of KUSM – Wichita medical students enter family medicine residency positions each year. Top 10 ranking in GME outcomes for primary care, rural practice and HPSA practice (Academic Medicine […]