Advocacy Day is Almost Here

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We are ready for 2019 Advocacy Day! If you have not already made plans to join us, please sign up today!

Wednesday, Jan. 30
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
KMS/KaMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

Reception at Dillon House 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
404 SW 9th St, Topeka, KS 66612

As you prepare to attend Advocacy Day, you are encouraged to make appointments to visit with your state Senator and Representative. The schedule has time built in between 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. for you to meet with them. Find your elected officials.

Registration is FREE for residents & students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members.

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Mark your calendar for RISE Webinar March 6

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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.

Volunteer Days Open for 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. Thank you to all who have already volunteered!

Your time is appreciated! 

Upcoming open dates include:
January 31
February 1, 13
March 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 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.

 

 

Learn more about how to Advocate for Family Medicine

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Be ready for the 2019 Legislative Session and attend Advocacy Day with us on January 30. Be informed about healthcare issues expected to arise in the 2019 Legislative Session. Hot topics include Tobacco 21 and Primary Care Investment. Take notes on how to engage with legislators. Visit the State Capitol to meet with legislators. And finally, hear from legislators themselves who will share their perspectives on the new session.

Directly after the day activities, head over to the Dillon House where there will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to meet face-to-face with legislators.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
KMS/KaMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

Reception at Dillon House 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
404 SW 9th St, Topeka, KS 66612

As you prepare to attend Advocacy Day, you are encouraged to make appointments to visit with your representatives. We have allowed time between 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. for you to meet with your representatives. Find your elected officials.

Registration is FREE for residents & students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members.

Join Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition

TFKC

Interested in fighting tobacco to make Kansans stronger, healthier and tobacco-free? Join Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition (TFKC)! View Membership Card.

Membership is free and offers these these benefits:

  • Develop new partnerships thru committee work
  • Inform local coalitions on state tobacco issues
  • Provide expert testimony on state bills
  • Participate in special training opportunities
  • Enhance leadership skills as a Board member

Already a member? Nominations for the South Central Region Representative are currently being accepted. Candidates need to be in good standing with the Coalition and a member of TFKC for at least six months. TFKC has monthly board conference calls, and committee assignments. Attendance is strongly advised for voting abilities. Submit a nomination.

 

Attend AAFP Leadership Conferences; Apply to Represent KAFP

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AAFP has two Leadership Conferences you are encouraged to attend if interested in leadership opportunities! AAFP’s National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) and AAFP Leadership Conference are both held in Kansas City, Missouri, April 25-27, 2019 (pre-conference April 24).

The Leadership Conference serves as a great orientation for emerging leaders who serve, or who are interested in serving, on the KAFP board or in leadership positions in other organizations. NCCL is the AAFP’s forum to address member issues specific to women, minorities, new physicians, international medical graduates (IMG) and GLBT physicians. The KAFP is seeking representatives from the following categories to attend: IMG, new physician, women, and minorities. By Board policy, KAFP will reimburse designated representatives to attend. Contact Carolyn kafp@kafponline.org or 316-721-9005) with a note expressing your interest by March 1, 2019.

Welcome to 2019 Legislative Session

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The 2019 Kansas Legislative Session started yesterday, January 14!  Join us in welcoming Governor Kelly and a new House of Representatives. There will be opportunities to improve the health of Kansans as well as challenges to previous gains. Please join us in actively supporting and promoting these initiatives that put the health of Kansans first! As an advocate, you will receive email updates “Legislative Update” on the progress of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians legislative efforts by KAFP Government Relations Liaison Dodie Wellshear.  You may be asked to take action via email, phone calls, and visits with your legislators. Together, we will make a difference in the lives of Kansans.  There are three things you can do to help us have a successful legislative session:

 

2019 Legislative Session Begins January 14

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The legislative session is right around the corner!  The legislative session kicks off January 14 with President Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP serving as the Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) for the first two days. We invite all of our active members (including residents) with a Kansas license, to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session. Please check your calendars and see if you are available.

Your time is appreciated! 

Upcoming open dates include:
February 1, 5
March 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26

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!

Advocate for your Specialty

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Registration for Advocacy Day is looking healthy at 47 registrants. We highly encourage all physicians, residents and students ready to make a mark this legislative session to sign-up. Help us increases the voice of family medicine and join us on January 30 in Topeka for a full day of legislative activities!

 

Wednesday, Jan. 30
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
KMS/KaMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

Reception at Dillon House 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
404 SW 9th St, Topeka, KS 66612

As you prepare to attend Advocacy Day, you are encouraged to make appointments to visit with your representatives. We have allowed time between 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. for you to meet with your representatives. Find your elected officials.

Registration is FREE for residents & students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members.

What are you doing January 17?

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The legislative session begins on January 14 and we need your help in filling the January 17 slot for Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD)! 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. Please check your calendars and see if you are available on Thursday, January 17 or any other day during the legislative session.

Your time is appreciated! 

Upcoming open dates include:
January 17
February 5
March 5, 6, 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!