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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!

 

 

Registration open for Rural Health Data Institute Fall 2018

NOSORH

The Rural Health Data Institute (RHDI) is a set of eight 90-minute web-based sessions designed to establish a minimum data-use skill set for those working with rural health data. The sessions are designed for those with little or no knowledge of the data use process. Registration closes October 19, 2018.

Rural Health Data Institute
Webinars every other Wednesday
October 31, 2018 – February 20, 201; 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Register today for the RHDI

For more information, read the RHDI program brochure.

 

 

HPV Vaccination Educational Event to Feature Gretchen Homan, MD

ACS

Don’t miss this HPV Vaccination Cancer Prevention educational event on October 17!

HPV Vaccination Cancer Prevention
October 17, 2018 | 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
KU School of Medicine-Wichita, Sunflower Room
Online registration available at KU AHEC

Featured speakers include Gretchen Homan, MD and Kari Harris, MD. Unable to attend? You can join via webinar! For more information call KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center at 620-235-4040.

There is no cost to attend this event; but registration is required. Registration deadline is noon, Oct. 10, 2018.