FP Essentials™ Seeks Authors

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The AAFP is soliciting submission proposals for FP Essentials™, a clinical monograph that is one of the AAFP’s largest educational activities.

Each monthly edition of FP Essentials provides a comprehensive review of and new information on a subject important in family medicine. Currently, proposals are being solicited for these topics:

  • Hand and Finger Injuries
  • Diabetes Update
  • Integrative Medicine

Visit FP Essentials online for requirements for submission and other important information, including honoraria.

The due date for submissions is March 15, 2020.

CDC Panel Releases Updated Pediatric Vaccine Schedule

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The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued an updated pediatric vaccine schedule stating that only oral polio vaccinations given to children prior to April 1, 2016, should be counted and recommending “shared clinical decision-making” for meningococcal B immunizations. The updated schedule in Pediatrics also recommended that a fifth DTaP dose is unnecessary in youths given the fourth dose at ages 4 or older and six months after the third dose and said that children ages 7 to 9 years who get the Tdap vaccine should get the routine Tdap dose at ages 11 to 12, but 10-year-olds do not need to get the routine Tdap dose at ages 11 to 12 years. Visit the CDC website to print the 2020 Birth-18 Immunization Schedules.

New AAFP Audio Content Available to Learn on the Go

Make any place your classroom with AAFP audio content. Newest topics include social determinants of health, dementia care, opioid use disorder, postpartum care and reducing maternal mortality. The growing library of audio content supports your active lifestyle.

In the newest audiobook “Social Determinants of Health,” you’ll learn the benefits of screening for social determinants of health and how to implement this important knowledge into your daily practice. Listen anywhere using the AAFP mobile app. Member price: $14.95.

Learn about topics that matter most to your practice with the latest set of audio articles from the American Family Physician journal. Topics include dementia care, opioid use disorder, postpartum care and reducing maternal mortality. Get the set for $9.95.

Visit the AAFP website to start listening now.

Practice Profile Survey Summary Available

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The 2019 Practice Profile Survey Summary is available, which describes the practices of family physicians in clinical practice and patient care.

2019 Topics include:

  • Practice characteristics (hours worked per week, patient panel size, patient encounters, advanced primary care functions)
  • Laboratory testing (clinical lab tests, decreased lab test offered)
  • Hospital practice (hospital privileges, babies delivered)
  • Patient insurance coverage (insurance coverage of patient panel, Medicare acceptance, wellness and care coordination service provided to Medicare patients^, Medicaid acceptance)
  • Delivery Care Model (direct primary care awareness and participation)
  • Income information (individual income)

The 2019 Practice Profile was designed to collect information describing the practices of family physicians primarily working in clinical practice and patient care (as opposed to physicians primarily working in administration, research, teaching, urgent care, emergency rooms, etc.). The questions continue the collection of information captured on previous Practice Profile studies as well as obtain new information about a variety of topics.

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Statement of Interest to Represent Kansas at the AAFP NCCL is due Jan. 31

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The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is seeking emerging leaders to serve as delegates to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) – April 23-25, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo. If you are interested in serving as an NCCL delegate, please email a short statement of interest to Tarah Remington Brown at tremingtonbrown@kafponline.org expressing your interest by Jan. 31, 2020.

KAFP is looking for physician members to represent five special constituencies:

  1. Women
  2. Minorities
  3. New physicians (in the first seven years of practice following residency)
  4. International medical graduates (IMG), from schools outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico
  5. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) physicians or physician allies

KAFP delegates to NCCL are reimbursed for eligible expenses, in accordance with the KAFP reimbursement policy.

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Express Your Interest to Represent Kansas at the AAFP NCCL

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The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is seeking emerging leaders to serve as delegates to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) – April 23-25, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo.

KAFP is looking for physician members to represent five special constituencies:

  1. Women
  2. Minorities
  3. New physicians (in the first seven years of practice following residency)
  4. International medical graduates (IMG), from schools outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico
  5. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) physicians or physician allies

KAFP delegates to NCCL are reimbursed for eligible expenses, in accordance with the KAFP reimbursement policy. If you are interested in serving as an NCCL delegate, please email a short statement of interest to Tarah Remington Brown at tremingtonbrown@kafponline.org expressing your interest by Jan. 31, 2020.

During NCCL, you will meet family physicians from across the United States, discuss and develop resolutions that shape AAFP policies, and have the chance to be elected for various leadership positions for the next NCCL or as a delegate to the annual AAFP Congress of Delegates. Become a KAFP leader and be inspired with the NCCL Family Medicine + You = Everyday Leadership. Be part of positive change in family medicine.

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Represent Kansas at the AAFP NCCL

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The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is seeking emerging leaders to serve as delegates to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) – April 23-25, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo.

KAFP is looking for physician members to represent five special constituencies:

  1. Women
  2. Minorities
  3. New physicians (in the first seven years of practice following residency)
  4. International medical graduates (IMG), from schools outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico
  5. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) physicians or physician allies

KAFP delegates to NCCL are reimbursed for eligible expenses, in accordance with the KAFP reimbursement policy. If you are interested in serving as an NCCL delegate, please email a short statement of interest to Tarah Remington Brown at tremingtonbrown@kafponline.org expressing your interest by Jan. 31, 2020.

During NCCL, you will meet family physicians from across the United States, discuss and develop resolutions that shape AAFP policies, and have the chance to be elected for various leadership positions for the next NCCL or as a delegate to the annual AAFP Congress of Delegates. Become a KAFP leader and be inspired with the NCCL Family Medicine + You = Everyday Leadership. Be part of positive change in family medicine.

The EveryONE Project offers a new tool

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AAFP’s EveryONE Project offers tools for screening patients to identify social needs, and addressing health equity in your practice. The newest tool is Neighborhood Navigator. It provides the next step for improving social determinants of health among your patients. You can use this interactive tool at point of care to connect patients to resources and programs in their neighborhoods. This tool lists over 40,000 social services by zip code, including:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Employment aid
  • Legal aid
  • Financial

For more information on the Neighborhood Navigator, check out these Neighborhood Navigator Training videos and for other AAFP tools to address social determinants of health and improve health equity, visit The EveryONE Project.

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Support Jen Brull for AAFP Board of Directors 2020 Candidate

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The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) supports the 2020 candidacy of Jen Brull MD, FAAFP for the American Academy of Family Physician’s (AAFP) Board of Directors. KAFP has been fortunate to have her stellar leadership for many years and we are enthusiastic to see what she will do for the future of family medicine at the national level.

You are invited to check out Dr. Brull’s page “Ad Astra Brull” on the KAFP website and support her campaign. She welcomes you to contact her by email mrsbrull@gmail.com to talk about her plans and vision as a 2020 AAFP Board of Directors member. The AAFP Board of Directors election will be at the 2020 Congress of Delegates (COD) in Chicago, Oct. 12-14. Registration will open in mid-2020 and we welcome you to join Jen and the KAFP at COD!

Study identifies Long-term Rural Preceptors Needs to Succeed

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Recent findings were published in the October issue of Southern Medical Journal titled “Teaching Medical Students in the Rural Setting Long Term: Physicians’ Attitudes and Perceptions,” to understand the kind of support rural preceptors need to confidently teach medical students in a proposed eight-month longitudinal rural curriculum.

Key outcomes revealed four themes that collectively captured physicians’ perceptions as to what they needed to conduct successful long-term preceptorships:

Preceptor characteristics: Preceptors should have a desire to teach and be committed to learning preceptor teaching skills. They also should have a facility and panel of patients amenable to teaching the required curriculum.

Student characteristics: Students should be enthusiastic learners, engage with the practice and the community, and have characteristics such as a rural background and primary care interests “that make them candidates to be recruited into rural practice,” declared the researchers.

Community support: Communities should help provide student housing and get students actively involved in community activities by inviting them to events.

Institutional support: Academic institutions should offer preceptor development, mindfully match preceptors and students, use structured curriculum and evaluations, provide regular communications, and offer “benefits that make the preceptor role feasible,” wrote the authors.

Read more at Study: What Do Long-term Rural Preceptors Need to Succeed?