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Parent Health Literacy Opportunities Coming Up

Kansas Head Start Association There are three Parent Health Literacy training upcoming opportunities coming soon! Wednesday, Aug. 28 – Atchison [download flyer] Wednesday, Sept. 4 – Manhattan [download flyer] Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Hutchinson [download flyer] The training is free for any staff who work directly with parents and patients, supervisors and program directors. Three […]

AAFP, Other Groups Encourage Well Visits for 16-Year-Olds

AAFP The AAFP and six other medical and public health organizations have teamed up to publish a “Dear Colleague” open letter(2 page PDF) that encourages family physicians and other health care professionals to ensure that 16-year-old patients are seen for a well visit. During that visit, say the groups, these teens should receive vaccines recommended for them […]

PRIME Registry: Building the Future of Primary Care

ABFM The PRIME Registry is unleashing the potential of patient and community data to build better primary care, helping shift the focus beyond individual disease diagnoses to measuring what really matters to patients and clinicians. Join PRIME Registry, and help shape the future of primary care. PRIME Includes: More Measures that Matter—through PRIME’s improved array […]

Join a Team!

  KAFP-Foundation Join us on Saturday, Oct. 19 for the 5th Annual Let’s Move, Kansas 5K Run/Walk at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita. All proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation. It is a great way to support your Foundation’s programs for residents and students while living a healthy lifestyle and sharing a great day with your friends, […]

Medical Aid in Dying / Physician-Assisted Suicide Survey deadline is August 26

KAFP All KAFP voting members (active, resident, life members) received an email a few weeks ago from President Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP providing notification of a survey that was launched on Aug. 12. The survey seeks the membership’s input on the topic of medical aid in dying/physician-assisted suicide, to provide valuable feedback to our delegates […]

Governor Kelly Proclaims August “Breastfeeding Awareness Month”

Kansas Department of Health and Environment/Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition At an official signing ceremony, Governor Laura Kelly proclaimed August “Breastfeeding Awareness Month” in Kansas. This proclamation recognizes the importance of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of Kansans. The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition created the following Handout for Physicians/Health Care Providers with the following action items to help […]

Primary Care Initiative Video Available

Ohio AFP The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, in conjunction with the Healthcare Collaborative of Cincinnati, recorded a webinar about the Primary Cares Initiative and how practices can assess their readiness to participate. The link to the webinar video is: Primary Care First & Direct Contracting 

AAFP, Medical and Public Health Organizations Call for Fast-tracking Policies To Prevent Firearm-related Injury and Death

AAFP The American Academy of Family Physicians and seven other public health and medical associations today called for policies that begin to address firearm-related injuries and deaths. The call, “Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action From the Nation’s Leading Physician and Public Health Professional Organizations,” was published in the […]

Early Bird Rate Expires August 20

  KAFP-Foundation Hurry and register for the 2019 Let’s Move, Kansas 5K Run/Walk! The last day to register at the early bird rate of $30.00 is Aug. 19! Join us on Saturday, Oct. 19 for the 5th Annual Let’s Move, Kansas 5K Run/Walk at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita. All proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation. It […]