New Tool! Rural Health Explorer

HealthLandscape

HealthLandscape introduces the Rural Health Explorer. The Explorer includes the Rural Population Health Mapper, Appalachia Community Data Portal, and Rural Health Workforce Mapper. The Explorer also includes other mapping tools focused on health behaviors, health outcomes, and healthy living assets in non-urban counties across the U.S., as well as the entire Appalachian region.

The Rural Population Health Mapper draws from the RWJ County Health Rankings data to let users explore behaviors and health care resources that impact health outcomes, as well as policies and program initiatives that can impact these measures.

The Appalachia Community Data Portal combines county-level data from multiple sources, including economic status and health disparities data from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC); health outcomes, behaviors, and clinical care data from the Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings; and demographic and social determinants of health data from HealthLandscape’s Community Vital Signs data library.

The Rural Health Workforce Mapper includes all rural AND urban counties, while focusing on targeted physician and non-physician specialties that are important members of the rural health care continuum.

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Applications Close February 21

KDHE Primary Care

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) provides financial assistance to health care professionals in exchange for a commitment to work at approved sites in high-need, underserved areas. This week the NHSC opened the application cycle for two programs – its Loan Repayment Program (LRP) and a new Substance Use Disorder Workforce LRP (SUD Workforce LRP). Both applications close on Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m.

  • The NHSC LRP awards up to $50,000 toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at approved sites in high-need, underserved areas.
  • The new NHSC SUD Workforce LRP provides up to $75,000 in exchange for a three-year commitment and expands eligible disciplines and site types for loan repayment. The program is open to health care professionals who provide SUD treatment services at NHSC-approved SUD sites.

Support Raise the Age Kansas

Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition

KAFP supports Raise the Age Kansas and Tobacco 21 to increase the age sale for all tobacco products to 21 across Kansas. Your help is needed this legislative session to build support under the dome and throughout Kansas in order to pass an effective bill next session for Tobacco 21.

How to get involved:

Together, let ‘s build a Tobacco Free Kansas.

 

KUSM-Wichita Seeks Family Physician Faculty

KUSM-Wichita

The University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita (KUSM- Wichita) seeks family physician faculty for medical student and residency education.

  • An average of 25% of KUSM – Wichita medical students enter family medicine residency positions each year.
  • Top 10 ranking in GME outcomes for primary care, rural practice and HPSA practice (Academic Medicine 2013;88:1267–1280).
  • Outstanding medical students, residents and faculty colleagues.
  • KUSM-Wichita is recognized for outstanding clinical teaching.
  • New medical school curriculum emphasizes small group problem-based learning and early clinical experiences.
  • Campus expansion offers a wide variety of teaching opportunities.
  • Excellent salary and benefit package.

To apply on-line:

For more information, contact Rick Kellerman MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, KUSM-Wichita, rkellerm@kumc.edu or 316-293-2607, 1010 North Kansas, Wichita, KS, 67214.

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

2019 Parent Health Literacy Trainings

Kansas Head Start Assoc

Three new Kansas Head Start Association (KHSA) Parent Health Literacy training classes are being offered for this spring. Attendees will receive the resources needed to teach parents how to use the “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick” book using effective, evidence based teaching methods.  The Parent Health Literacy project partners with agencies, medical providers, schools and human services organizations who serve families with young children to provide this important health literacy resource. This training is appropriate for any staff who work directly with parents/patients, supervisors and program directors.

Download the flyers and share with your staff:

Junction City, Tuesday, April 30

Great Bend, Wednesday, May 1

Dodge City, Thursday, May 2

The training is free.  3 CEUs are available for $15.

Please see the brochure and the KHSA website for further information about the Parent Health Literacy Project.

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Ohio AFP’s “Wellness Wednesdays” Series Kicks off February 20

AAFP/OAFP

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians announces its 2019 “Wellness Wednesdays” series and invites you to join.

Wellness Wednesdays is a structured, bi-monthly webinar series focused on enhancing professional and personal wellness through the joy of medicine. Sessions are scheduled on a Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. – noon, and are free to join. Check out the 2019 schedule.

February 20, 2019 | 11:15 a.m. – noon
Precepting: Finding Joy in Teaching the Next Generation
Speaker: Christina Kelly, MD

Read more

2019 NHSC Application: Preparing Your Loan Information

NHSC

Your National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Workforce LRP application must include information on your unpaid student loans to support undergraduate or graduate education, which led to your health professions degree.

Eligible Loans
• Obtained by the applicant to cover school tuition, other reasonable education, and living expenses associated with the undergraduate or graduate education
• Provided by federal, state, and local entities, as well as commercial institutions

The NHSC classifies loans into two categories, federal or private/commercial. Applicants may submit loan information either electronically (federal only) or manually. For additional information, review the Application & Program Guidance for either NHSC LRP (pages 17-18) or SUD Workforce LRP (pages 19-20).

NHSC LRP & SUD Workforce LRP Application Q&A Sessions  
(Online & by phone)
Thursday, January 24 & February 7
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Access Link (login as a guest)
Dial-in: 888-950-7563
Participant Code: 3172361

Funding Opportunities

KRHIS

Here is a listing of nationwide funding opportunities that may be of interest to you:

Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation Grants
Grants to support community-based organizations providing direct services, education, or research in the areas of HIV and AIDS, with priority given to smaller communities and rural areas.
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2019

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Change Leadership Programs
Change leadership programs, designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health.
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

Community Health Grant
Grants for evidence-based projects that demonstrate focused, measurable results in community health and medical education programs, with priority given to services that target the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2019

Licensure Portability Grant Program
Funding for state licensing boards to develop and implement state policies that will reduce statutory and regulatory barriers to telemedicine, with the ultimate goal of addressing workforce shortages and improving access to care in underserved and rural areas.
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2019

Health Center Program New Access Point Grants
Grants to support the establishment of new health service delivery sites for underserved and vulnerable populations.
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2019

Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course Scholarship
Awards scholarships to attend the Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course to be held in Iowa in June, 2019.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2019

Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional Course
A course designed to teach directors, clinic administrators, and other Rural Health Clinic leaders how to operate a successful Rural Health Clinic.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

 

Applications Open for OneCare Kansas

KDHE

KDHE invites you to become a OneCare Kansas (OCK) partner – a new Medicaid option to provide coordination of physical and behavioral health care with long term services and supports for people with chronic conditions. OCK integrates and coordinates all services and supports with the goal of treating the “whole person” across the lifespan.

If you are interested in becoming a OneCare Kansas provider complete this PDF application and email the application and all attachments to Samantha Ferencik at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment by 5:00 p.m. April 1, 2019.

OCK is a comprehensive and intense method of care coordination for Kansas Medicaid members who qualify. Learn more about the program by visiting the OCK website. and Quick Facts. To read more about OCK payment and rate development, quality and reporting, check out the OneCare Kansas Implementation Newsletter for more information. KAFP is a member of the OCK Planning Council. Read the full report of the Planning Council each month.

KUSM-Wichita Seeks Family Physician Faculty

KUSM-Wichita

The University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita (KUSM- Wichita) seeks family physician faculty for medical student and residency education.

  • An average of 25% of KUSM – Wichita medical students enter family medicine residency positions each year.
  • Top 10 ranking in GME outcomes for primary care, rural practice and HPSA practice (Academic Medicine 2013;88:1267–1280).
  • Outstanding medical students, residents and faculty colleagues.
  • KUSM-Wichita is recognized for outstanding clinical teaching.
  • New medical school curriculum emphasizes small group problem-based learning and early clinical experiences.
  • Campus expansion offers a wide variety of teaching opportunities.
  • Excellent salary and benefit package.

To apply on-line:

For more information, contact Rick Kellerman MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, KUSM-Wichita, rkellerm@kumc.edu or 316-293-2607, 1010 North Kansas, Wichita, KS, 67214.

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.