KAFP Office Closed for Holiday

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Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. We are thankful for YOU! The KAFP office will be closed November 22-23 , 2018.

Sign-Up for 2019 Family Doctor of the Day

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If you are an active member or resident with a Kansas license, you are eligible to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) at the Statehouse during the legislative session. The 2019 Legislative Session opens on January 14, 2019 and will be here before we know it!

Your time is appreciated! 

Upcoming open dates include:
January 30
February 5, 19, 26
March 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28

Go to the FDOD web page for a complete calendar listing with instructions and to sign-up or contact Michelle Corkins at 316.721.9005.

FDOD volunteers report to the Capitol Building in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.

Thank you to all of our FDOD volunteers!

 

 

Find Out How Your Office Can Become an Immunization Office Champion and Earn $4,900 in Stipends

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Are you interested in immunizations and improving your practice’s rate? The Kansas Family Medicine Pneumococcal Immunization Office Champions (KFMPIOC) program is a QI Initiative designed to improve the rate of pneumococcal immunizations for the Medicare population. KFMPIOC will utilize an office-based champion model framework based upon ACIP recommendations and NVAC Standards for Adult Immunization Practices. Practices selected to participate will have expert technical assistance to complete the initiative and will earn up to $4,900 in stipends for participation and completion. Please join us for a free webinar that will answer all of your questions about the program and how to apply.

KFMPIOC Program Webinar

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Target Audience:
Kansas Family Physicians and immunization staff interested in participating in a QI initiative to increase pneumococcal immunization rates in seniors.

Objectives:
Upon completion of the webinar, participants will have a greater awareness of:

  1. How this program incorporates the Office Champion model to improve pneumococcal immunization rates in seniors
  2. How practices will perform PDSA cycles and make systems changes to improve pneumococcal immunization rates in seniors
  3. How to apply for the KFMPIOC program

Presenters:
Carolyn Gaughan, MSE, CAE, Executive Vice President, Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
Erin McGuire, BS, Quality Improvement Consultant, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Partners:
This program is funded by a grant from Pfizer and AAFP, who selected KAFP in a competitive grant proposal process, as one of three chapters participating in the grant. KAFP is pleased to work with Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC) on this program.

Nominate a Family Physician Today

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Kansas has some amazing family doctors! Help us showcase the great work of our members, nominate an outstanding family physician today! KAFP is seeking nominations for the following awards:

Kansas Family Physician of the Year: This is the highest recognition KAFP awards annually.  Through it, KAFP recognizes involvement in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of life of the community. >> Learn more and nominate.

Kansas Exemplary Teaching (two categories: full-time/part-time and volunteer): Through these annual awards KAFP recognizes members with exemplary teaching skills, who have implemented educational programs and/or developed innovative teaching models. >> Learn more and nominate.

Kansas Humanitarian Award: This award recognizes extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts. >> Learn more and nominate.

Please submit your nominations for Kansas family physician awards by Monday, December 31, 2018. Thank you in advance for sharing this information with your office manager.

Plan to attend Advocacy Day January 30

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Registration is now open for 2019 Advocacy Day, scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2019. In addition to an update on legislative issues expected to arise in the 2019 session, attendees will hear presentations on Tobacco 21, Primary Care Spend, and a special training on how to best engage with legislators. Following Advocacy Day, you are invited to the Dillon House for a reception to mingle with legislators. This is our biggest legislative event of the year – don’t miss it!

Advocacy Day

KMS/KAMMCO Bldg.
623 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Legislative Reception

Dillon House
404 SW 9th St., Topeka, KS
5:45 – 7:45 p.m.

KAFP Launches Membership Survey

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Attention KAFP Members:

Last week you received an e-mail from us asking for you to complete our Membership Satisfaction Survey. As a valued member, we want to hear your thoughts about KAFP.

If you have not already, please take a few minutes to complete the survey today.

The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians’ mission is to support and serve family physicians of Kansas as they advance the health of Kansans. Tell us see how we’re doing to meet our mission. Please respond by Friday, November 30.

 

KAFP Membership Satisfaction Survey Launches Nov. 7

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The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) is launching an online Membership Satisfaction Survey on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. We urge all active, resident, student and life members to complete the survey. Many thanks to the Membership Committee who have worked on the survey for the past two months developing, planning and implementing it for the membership. KAFP launches a satisfaction survey about every three years. It is an important tool to gauge your membership satisfaction and learn more about your needs. Watch for the Membership Satisfaction Survey e-mail to hit your in-box on Wednesday, November 7. Thank you for your membership!

 

Advocacy Day Registration Open

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Registration is now open for 2019 Advocacy Day. Get ready to be energized, informed and prepared about Kansas issues in the 2019 Legislative Session. The Advocacy Day schedule is available at 2019 Advocacy Day! The speakers include Mike Munger, MD, Dodie Wellshear, Rachelle Colombo, Stephanie Sharp, Tracy Russell and legislative leaders.  Following a day of learning about the issues and how to engage with legislators, you are invited to the Dillon House for a reception to mingle with legislators. This is our biggest legislative event of the year – don’t miss it!

Advocacy Day

KMS/KAMMCO Bldg.
623 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Legislative Reception

Dillon House
404 SW 9th St., Topeka, KS
5:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Help Fill Open Dates for Family Doctor of the Day

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We have six open dates to fill in January and February for Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) program. We are almost there! Upcoming open dates include: January 30 and February 5, 14, 19, 20, 26. Go to the FDOD web page for a complete calendar listing with instructions and to sign-up or contact Michelle Corkins at 316.721.9005.

FDOD volunteers report to the Capitol Building in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.

If you are an active member or resident with a Kansas license, you are eligible to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session. The 2019 Legislative Session opens on January 14, 2019.

The Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) program is an opportunity to network in Topeka, learn about the legislative process, perhaps attend part of a session or committee, and provide a much-appreciated service to legislators on behalf of KAFP.

Thank you all for the wonderful response so far!

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Great American Smoke Out – Nov 15, 2018

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The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is joining physicians across the U.S. in celebrating the annual Great American Smoke Out on Thursday, November 15. Kansas has seen a decrease in the number of residents using tobacco, yet thousands still struggle with their tobacco addiction. It often takes 7 to 9 quit attempts before successfully overcoming tobacco. Patients indicate that a healthcare provider’s advice to quit is a strong motivator in taking the first step. As a family physician, you are a motivator!

If you are interested in the latest tobacco training and resources for your practice, please visit the KAFP website for details. Two free resources that may interest you: