New! Annals of Family Medicine Supplement on Practice Transformation


The Annals of Family Medicine Special Supplement: Lessons From Practice Transformation is now available. It includes editorials, original research, research briefs, special reports and innovations in Primary Care.

Diabetes Programs Available

Health ICT

A listing of diabetes programs across the state are available. Download the two-page flyer and share with your patients and post in your office. The Diabetes Prevention Program offers lifestyle modification designed to keep people with slightly elevated blood sugars from developing diabetes. The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support program is designed to help people already diagnosed with diabetes better manage their disease through diet, physical activity, medications, and work with their health care team.

Lakin Family Doc Grabs #1 Spot for Advice

Eat This, Not That

This article published in Eat This, Not That, which garners more than 5 million visitors per month, featured five family physician including Dr. Drew Miller of Lakin who grabbed the number one spot with his advice in 50 Things Doctors Would Tell Their Own Mothers.

Parent Health Literacy Opportunities Coming Up

Kansas Head Start Association

There are three Parent Health Literacy training upcoming opportunities coming soon!

The training is free for any staff who work directly with parents and patients, supervisors and program directors. Three CEUs are available for $15.

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 KHSA 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.

For more information, visit Parent Health Literacy Project.

PRIME Registry: Building the Future of Primary Care


The PRIME Registry is unleashing the potential of patient and community data to build better primary care, helping shift the focus beyond individual disease diagnoses to measuring what really matters to patients and clinicians. Join PRIME Registry, and help shape the future of primary care.

PRIME Includes:

  • More Measures that Matter—through PRIME’s improved array of high-value primary care measures with demonstrated connection to improved outcomes and quality of life.
  • PRIME’s quality dashboard helps identify patients with quality gaps and helps practices see how they are doing compared to their peers.
  • The PHATE tool helps identify patients at risk due to social determinants and provides an in-clinic connection to resources in the patient’s community, while also illuminating areas where resources are needed. PHATE has the potential to help guide more personalized risk-assessment and access to patient resources.
  • Special Offer for ABFM Diplomates: American Board of Family Medicine Diplomates are eligible for three years of PRIME enrollment FREE. After the first three years, the price per Diplomate is $260/year.

Learn More:

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Governor Kelly Proclaims August “Breastfeeding Awareness Month”

Kansas Department of Health and Environment/Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

At an official signing ceremony, Governor Laura Kelly proclaimed August “Breastfeeding Awareness Month” in Kansas. This proclamation recognizes the importance of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of Kansans.

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition created the following Handout for Physicians/Health Care Providers with the following action items to help you implement breastfeeding awareness in your practice:

  • Tell patients that breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer—even if the woman is not of childbearing age. She is probably a friend or family member to women who are having children. She will pass this information along.
  • Add lactation history to patient health history form—this will raise awareness about the woman’s breastfeeding history and its impact on her lifelong health.
  • Provide patients with the accompanying “Patient” handout—this information maybe personally useful and/or may be shared with others in their lives.

More than 90 percent of families in Kansas choose to breastfeed. Yet despite its importance, only 31 percent of Kansas’ infants are exclusively breastfed during the critical first six months of life. Increased investment in breastfeeding could results in saving an estimated 22 women’s lives each year due to breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension.  Investing in breastfeeding could save the lives of seven children, due mostly to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  And finally, investing in breastfeeding would save Kansas more than $27 million in medical costs each year. Tell us how your office is celebrating Breastfeeding awareness month. Share your tips and stories on our Facebook page Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.

Primary Care Initiative Video Available

Ohio AFP

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, in conjunction with the Healthcare Collaborative of Cincinnati, recorded a webinar about the Primary Cares Initiative and how practices can assess their readiness to participate. The link to the webinar video is: Primary Care First & Direct Contracting 

Register for Rural Recruitment Reimagined Workshop by August 31 for Early Bird Rate

KU Rural Health and Education Services

The Rural Recruitment Reimagined Workshop on Sept. 26 will challenge rural physicians and their teams to rethink their approach to workforce recruitment and retention. $149 early bird special runs through August 31, 2019. Register your team! Call 316.293.2649 to inquire about special group rates.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, KS

View the Agenda.

Hosted and Sponsored by Rural Health Education and Services, The University of Kansas Medical Center; Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellowship program; and 3RNet.


Read the Latest Issue of FPM and Earn Five CME credits

  • How to Identify and Address Implicit Bias
  • The Nurse Closer: Making Visits More Efficient
  • Caring for Sexual Assault Survivors
  • New Physician Orientation
  • Why I Don’t Share Patients

Performance Improvement Activities Approved for ABFM Continuing Certification Credit-20 Points


The ABFM’s PRIME Support and Alignment Network, in collaboration with the University of Colorado-Denver, Department of Family Medicine’s e-Learning team have leveraged the power of Bodenheimer’s 10 Building Blocks of Primary Care and best practices from the landmark, federal Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative to help you improve in three areas:

  • Person- and Family-Centered Care
  • Cost and Value of Care
  • Care Across the Medical Neighborhood

Create your own PDSA cycle intervention using PRIME Registry or other data for tracking your improvement.

Complete one of these three activities—hosted on the University of Colorado’s e-Learning platform—for 20 ABFM PI activity credit points.

Click Here to access activities, then select Register and use the code: ABFM, if Diplomate, otherwise, non-ABFM certified clinicians use the code: TCPI

Completing one of these modules will satisfy requirements for Performance Improvement Activity/MOC Part IV for family medicine physicians and possibly other specialties.

For more information visit the PRIME SAN web page or email us at