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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 principle stating leadership starts with you is especially near to her work both in and out the classroom. Tina has a Level I Kansas Leadership Center certification in Teaching Leadership and a Level II Case-In-Point certification for group facilitation. She has more than 10 years experience in team training and group facilitation. She has a degree from Kansas State University in K-12 Education and Bilingual/Multicultural licensure as well as an MA in American History and MS in Educational Administration & School Leadership from Emporia State University.

Tina currently works to increase healthy food access for communities across Kansas. Through her work at the Center for Engagement and Community Development at Kansas State University, she was instrumental in establishing the state’s 2nd CDFI (community development financing institute) and only the tenth CDFI in the country that focuses on increasing healthier food access for citizens. She is the current director for the Kansas Alliance for Wellness where she works to develop Food Policy Councils focusing on healthier food access in local communities, through local policy. She is passionate about connecting individuals with resources that benefit the progress of Kansas communities.

She fills her spare time with cycling, outdoor activities, animals and enjoying the beautiful countryside of Lyon County Kansas where she lives with her husband Brandon, their seven dogs, two miniature donkeys and potbelly pig Roscoe. Read more

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Meet the RISE Webinar Presenter for March 6

KAFP

Register for our fifth session in the free RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, March 6: featuring Tina Khan, Community and Personal Leadership Consultant with Kansas Alliance for Wellness. Stay tuned for the topic to be announced soon!

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 principle stating leadership starts with you is especially near to her work both in and out the classroom. Tina has a Level I Kansas Leadership Center certification in Teaching Leadership and a Level II Case-In-Point certification for group facilitation. She has more than 10 years experience in team training and group facilitation. She has a degree from Kansas State University in K-12 Education and Bilingual/Multicultural licensure as well as an MA in American History and MS in Educational Administration & School Leadership from Emporia State University.

Tina currently works to increase healthy food access for communities across Kansas. Through her work at the Center for Engagement and Community Development at Kansas State University, she was instrumental in establishing the state’s 2nd CDFI (community development financing institute) and only the tenth CDFI in the country that focuses on increasing healthier food access for citizens. She is the current director for the Kansas Alliance for Wellness where she works to develop Food Policy Councils focusing on healthier food access in local communities, through local policy. She is passionate about connecting individuals with resources that benefit the progress of Kansas communities.

She fills her spare time with cycling, outdoor activities, animals and enjoying the beautiful countryside of Lyon County Kansas where she lives with her husband Brandon, their seven dogs, two miniature donkeys and potbelly pig Roscoe. Read more

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Mark your calendar for RISE Webinar March 6

KAFP

Register for our fifth session in the RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, March 6: featuring Tina Khan, Community and Personal Leadership Consultant with Kansas Alliance for Wellness. Stay tuned for the topic to be announced soon!

Sign up today!

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout.  RISE resources include:

RISE: Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize.

*This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.

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Talking to Patients About Tobacco Cessation

NAMI

Research shows it takes multiple efforts to finally give up tobacco, the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the country. Patients want to hear about the benefits of tobacco cessation from their health care providers, and these should be discussed at every visit because it may take multiple conversations before the patient decides to make a quit plan.

Some tips about talking to patients include:

  • Ask about their tobacco use, and listen to their hopes and concerns about quitting
  • Inform them of the new benefit, and let them know you can help them try new medication and counseling options until you find the one that works for them.
  • Prescribe medications and offer evidence-based support
    • Counseling – Individual or Group, provided by your clinic (Coding and prescription details available online here)
    • Referral to the Kansas Quitline (1-800-Quit-Now)
  • Follow up with appointments or conversations about how the interventions are working

In Kansas, the expanded KanCare benefits provide a better chance for patients to have successful outcomes. Let patients know about the benefits today.

Mark Your Calendars for Buprenorphine Certification Course Coming December 14

KMS/KHA

Mark your calendars and plan to participate in this training focusing on buprenorphine treatment of opioid use disorder in an office-based setting. The standard Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS) will be presented and will qualify for the first half of training to receive the DATA 2000 buprenorphine waiver.

Buprenorphine Certification Course
Dec. 14, 2018  |  Noon to 5:15 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Salina, KS
Presenters: Charles Allred, MD and Daniel Warren, MD

This course is sponsored by University of Kansas Wichita Family & Community Medicine.

Additional information and registration details will be coming soon. Contact the KHA Education Department if you have any questions.

This project is partially federally funded through KDHE-BCHS-FLEX Program. The FLEX program is managed by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Additional support is being provided by Kansas Medical Society and Kansas Hospital Association.

ABFM Approves Longitudinal Assessment Examination Alternative Pilot

ABFM

The American Board of Family Medicine has approved the Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA) pilot for 2019.  The longitudinal assessment pilot is an alternative to the one-day examination that will allow Diplomates to complete their 2019 examination requirement in an exciting new way.  FMCLA aligns with adult learning principles and is coupled with modern technology to promote enduring learning, retention and transfer of knowledge. This pilot is limited to Diplomates who are currently certified and are in the tenth year of certification due to end December 31, 2019.  Learn more about the FMCLA pilot on the ABFM website.

38th Annual Family Medicine Winter Symposium

KU School of Medicine Wichita

The KU School of Medicine-Wichita, Department of Family and Community Medicine invites you to attend! Check out the brochure.

38th Annual Family Medicine Winter Symposium
December 7-8, 2018
Wichita Marriott Hotel, Wichita, Kansas

October 29 Webinar – Successful ACOs: A Strong Foundation of Primary Care?

PCPCC

This upcoming webinar by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) brings together leaders to examine how and when Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) with a strong foundation of primary care spend less and achieve better results for patients. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about recent complementary research from Harvard Medical School and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative/Graham Center that leverages data from the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Aledade will provide an industry perspective on these findings, sharing their experience leveraging primary care tools in ACOs.

Webinar – Successful ACOs: A Strong Foundation of Primary Care?
Monday, October 29 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Register Today

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Prevent Burnout & Build Resilience in Practice: Two Kansas Case Studies

KAFP

Register for our fourth session in the RISE Webinar Series!

Prevent Burnout & Build Resilience in Practice: Two Kansas Case Studies.*
Presenters: Melissa Rosso, MD (Manhattan) and Beth Oller, MS (Stockton)
Wednesday, October 24; 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Sign up today!

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout.  RISE resources include:

RISE: Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize.

*This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

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Tune in for Navigating Rural Health Resources Webinar, October 9

KRHIS

The Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health invites you to the latest webinar in the Navigating Rural Health Resources series! The webinar will provide information about: Immunize Kansas Coalition, Office of Primary Care & Rural Health Overview and National Rural Health Day Activities.

Navigating Rural Health Resources Webinar-October 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018; 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Register today!