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The AAFP’s national public service announcement campaign (PSA) continues in August with a segment on shingles. Watch the PSA about the shingles vaccineEach PSA educates the audience about an issue and urges them to visit familydoctor.org for more information. Please help educate your patients by referring them to the familydoctor.org website.

Below is the schedule of monthly PSAs:

Ultimately, it is important that patients, after viewing the PSAs, will gain a sense of empowerment over their own health. Increasing patients’ knowledge of important health issues that affect them is intended to help them feel more prepared and willing to talk about them with their family physician.

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Learn the latest evidence-based treatment and evaluation information with help from this comprehensive self-study package: Emergency and Urgent Care Self-Study Package. Recorded from the AAFP’s Emergency and Urgent Care live course, this 26-session video self-study package allows you to both hone your clinical skills and review key issues that include opioid education, OB emergencies, DNR discussions, and sepsis—on a schedule that works best for you—in a variety of formats. The self-study package is approved for up to 22.75 Prescribed credits.

Be sure to use the source code 4MYCHAPTER during checkout to help benefit the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. A portion of the price of each AAFP self-study package you purchase will go directly to KAFP to help support local initiatives when you use the code 4MYCHAPTER. Thank you for your support!

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Support the organization dedicated to serving your needs as a family physician in Kansas with the purchase of an AAFP self-study package.

Purchase an AAFP self-study package using the source code 4MYCHAPTER during checkout to help benefit KAFP.

A portion of the price of each package you buy will go directly to our chapter to support local initiatives.

Using AAFP self-study packages to enhance your expertise and expand your knowledge on common family medicine topics. Featuring recorded audio and video presentations from current AAFP live courses, these interactive packages include:

  • 20-30 hours of content, with 18-32 lectures between 30 and 60 minutes in length
  • Opportunities to report CME and evaluate after each lecture
  • Interactive quiz interface to briefly halt the presentations and choose an answer
  • 200-plus page full-color PDF of the slides
  • Post assessment (online)

Select a topic that meets your interests. Choose from 10 different titles, including but not limited to Emergency and Urgent Care, Care of Chronic Conditions, Adult Medicine, and Child and Adolescent Health.

Earn CME when and where you want to and support our chapter at the same time.

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The proposed fee schedule CMS recently released makes significant changes to codes family physicians use every day. AAFP is already hard at work analyzing the changes and preparing what will certainly be extensive comments. In the meantime, you can read the Academy’s initial summary of the 1,472-page document.

Read more.

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Earn CME while you support the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. A portion of the price of each AAFP self-study package you purchase will go directly to KAFP to help support local initiatives. Use AAFP self-study packages to enhance your expertise and expand your knowledge on common family medicine topics. Featuring recorded audio and video presentations from current AAFP live courses.

Here’s how:

AAFP

The AAFP’s national public service announcement campaign (PSA) continues in August with a segment on shingles. Each PSA will educate the audience about an issue and urge them to visit familydoctor.org for more information. Please help us educate our patients by referring them to the familydoctor.org website.

The following familydoctor.org months and/or topics will be highlighted and the PSAs will be released the first day of the appropriate month:

  • May – Mental and Emotional Health (bullying; launched)
  • July – Back to School (flu and the importance of personal hygiene; launched)
  • Aug – Immunizations (shingles for adults starting at 50 years of age)
  • Sept – Sports/Exercise at Every Age (concussions)
  • Oct – Family Health and Safety (gun safety)
  • Nov – Addiction and Recovery (opioid abuse and safe pill storage)

Each PSA has an English and Spanish version as well as radio and television formats. The August PSA will be released August 1.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The Health is Primary campaign (www.healthisprimary.org) is participating in NIAM, and will focus on emphasizing the importance of immunizations across the lifespan – for babies, children, teens and adults – in preventing diseases and protecting public health. The August toolkit (www.healthisprimary.org) is available. Help spread the word on social media and use hashtags: #MakeHealthPrimary #ImmunizationsarePrimary #NIAM18

 

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The American Academy of Family Physicians recently introduced AAFP TIPS, a Transformation in Practice Series, featuring ready-to-use practice improvement tools and training for family medicine teams. Two topics are available: Empanelment and Quality Improvement. Through July 31, AAFP members can save 50 percent on their TIPS purchase. Learn more.

 

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Legislators need to better understand that family physicians play an important role in addressing the opioids crisis. To facilitate this, the AAFP has launched a storytelling project to learn about the challenges physicians face and hear recommendations for addressing the opioid crisis in their communities. .

Please share your story about how the impact the opiod crisis has had on your community. Participate in the storytelling project. The project runs through the end of August.

Additionally, the AAFP is launching a clinical survey to gather physicians’ commentaries detailing how the opioids crisis impacts patients and communities, and perspectives on ways to support patient care without adding unnecessary restrictions.

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Take this opportunity to write for the AAFP. FP Essentials™ is a subscription-only continuing medical education (CME) and Board review publication with a circulation of several thousand and is one of the AAFP’s largest educational activities.

Manuscripts must be evidence based and case oriented. Medical editors will review all proposals, select one or more for further consideration, and contact a prospective author before the final selection. Authors are awarded a $4,000 honorarium to prepare a manuscript and see it through to publication.

FP Essentials is currently seeking authors for these topics:

  • Eye Conditions in Infants and Children
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Sports Medicine Update
  • Hematology Update

Find out more details on submitting a proposal.”