Nominations open for KAFP Board of Directors

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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

Governor Kelly to Speak at Advocacy Day

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Gov. Laura Kelly

With nearly 100 registrants and an outstanding lineup of speakers, we are definitely ready for 2019 Advocacy Day! We are pleased to confirm that Governor Laura Kelly will be joining us as along with Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt, Rep. John Eplee, MD and Sen. Barbara Bollier as speakers for the Kansas Policy Makers’ Perspectives session. This popular session gives our attendees an opportunity to engage with the policy makers. View the complete schedule online at www.kafponline.org/AdvocacyDay.

Online registration is closed. Registrations accepted on site only. Thank you.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Registration opens at 10:00 a.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 family medicine residents & medical students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members.

Happy 158th Birthday Kansas!

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Meet the RISE Webinar Presenter for March 6

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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

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

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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.