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Register today for RISE Webinar on March 27

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The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout. Register for the upcoming free RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, March 27, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. “Caution, turn around don’t drown: Wellness through personal leadership development,” featuring Tina Khan, Community and Personal Leadership Consultant with Kansas Alliance for Wellness.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. However, registration is required to receive the log-in information for the webinar.

RISE resources include:

RISE: Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize.

 

2019 KAFP Annual Meeting Online Registration Opens March 1

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The 2019 KAFP Annual Meeting “Connect. Interact. Learn.” online registration opens March 1! Be sure and check it out the KAFP website on March 1 for registration and schedule: 2019 Annual Meeting.

Please mark your calendars now to attend!

2019 Annual Meeting: Connect. Interact. Learn.
June 6-8, 2019
Wichita Marriott in Wichita, Kansas

KAFP will offer a Pre-Conference Session: MAT Waiver Training on Wednesday, June 5. No additional charge for KAFP members.

This Live activity, Kansas-AFP 2019 Annual Meeting , with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Volunteer to Serve at the Statehouse

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The Family Doctor of the Day is almost filled for the 2019 legislative session. We only have seven slots left! 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. Please sign up and say yes to serving as Family Doctor of the Day at the Statehouse. Let’s get 100 percent slots filled!

Upcoming open dates include:
February 27
March 12, 15, 19
April 1
May 6, 8

Your time is appreciated!

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.

Seven Days Open for FDOD

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The Family Doctor of the Day is almost filled for the 2019 legislative session. We only have seven slots left! 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. Please sign up and say yes to serving as Family Doctor of the Day at the Statehouse. Let’s get 100 percent slots filled!

Upcoming open dates include:
March 12, 19, 20
April 1
May 6, 7, 8

Your time is appreciated!

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.

2019 KAFP Annual Meeting Receives Accreditation

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AAFP accredited the 2019 KAFP Annual Meeting “Connect. Interact. Learn.” for up to 20.50 Prescribed credits.

“This Live activity, Kansas-AFP 2019 Annual Meeting , with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

Please mark your calendars now to attend!

2019 Annual Meeting: Connect. Interact. Learn.
June 6-8, 2019
Wichita Marriott in Wichita, Kansas

In addition, KAFP will offer a Pre-Conference Session: MAT Waiver Training on Wednesday, June 5. No additional charge for KAFP members.

 

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Plan to Attend RISE Webinar on March 27

KAFP

The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout. Register for the upcoming free RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, March 27, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. featuring Tina Khan, Community and Personal Leadership Consultant with Kansas Alliance for Wellness.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. However, registration is required to receive the log-in information for the webinar.

RISE resources include:

RISE: Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize.

 

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Feel Better… Register for RISE Webinar on March 27

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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

8 Kansas Clinics Selected for Immunization Office Champions Program

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Kansas lags behind other states in the rate of pneumococcal immunizations in seniors. The rate in 2016 was 59.2 percent, while the national average was 66.9 percent. There are 19 counties in Kansas where the rate is less than 40 percent.

KAFP was selected as one of three chapters of the AAFP to receive a grant to participate in efforts to increase pneumococcal immunization rates in the
Medicare population. Through a competitive application process KAFP selected eight Kansas clinics to participate in its Kansas Family Medicine Pneumococcal Immunization Office Champions (KFMPIOC) program. Congratulations to the following:

  • Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas Pittsburg
  • Health Ministries Clinic Newton
  • Heartland Healthcare Clinic Abilene
  • KUMC – Landon Center on Aging Kansas City
  • Montoya Family Practice Wichita
  • Post Rock Family Medicine Plainville
  • Rice Community Healthcare-Sterling (and Lyons) Medical Centers Sterling
  • Stonecreek Family Physicians Manhattan

The goal of the program is to increase adult pneumococcal immunization rates in participating family physicians’ practices through a targeted Quality Improvement (QI) project. The project uses an Office Champion (OC) model to increase adult immunization rates, utilizing a framework of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) Standards for Adult Immunization Practices.

Read the press release.

12 Days to Fill for “Family Doctor of the Day”

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KAFP thanks you! We have gotten off to a fantastic start to filling all of the Family Doctor of the Day slots. We have 12 left for the session. 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. Please sign up and say yes to serving as Family Doctor of the Day at the Statehouse.

Upcoming open dates include:
February 13
March 12, 13, 19, 20
April 1, 5
May 1, 6, 7, 8, 9

Your time is appreciated!

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.

KAFP Board of Director Nominations Close February 18

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The Nominating Committee is working on nominations for directors in districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and faculty directors for the Kansas City and Wichita/Salina campuses. The individuals who currently hold these positions are eligible for re-election. The Nominating Committee wants to know if you are interested in being a candidate. If you are interested in serving in one of the positions or would like additional information, please contact Carolyn Gaughan kafp@kafponline.org by Monday, February 18.

These positions are for a 2-year term to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. The representative of each district or campus must live or work in that district or be a faculty member at that campus.

  • District 1 Director: represents members in Johnson and Wyandotte counties
  • District 3 Director: represents members in Sedgwick county
  • District 5 Director: represents members in Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Harvey, Jewell, Lincoln, Marion, McPherson, Mitchell, Morris, Ottawa, Republic, Riley, Saline, and Washington counties
  • District 7 Director: represents members in Clark, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Scott, Seward, Stanton, Stevens, and Wichita counties
  • Faculty Director, Kansas City Campus: represents faculty members at the KU School of Medicine-Kansas City campus
  • Faculty Director, Wichita Campus: represents faculty members at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita and KU School of Medicine-Salina campuses