Membership

KAFP’s mission:

To support and serve family physicians of Kansas 

as they advance the health of Kansas.

The Academy strives to meet this mission through….

High Quality Education
  • KAFP provides excellent Continuing Medical Education (CME) through the Annual Meeting each June.
  • Additional CME is offered throughout the year, including Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Group Learning Sessions, and webinars.
Outstanding Advocacy
  • KAFP is the voice of family medicine in Topeka; advocating effectively for family physicians and their patients, with legislative priorities adopted by the Board of Directors.
  • The Governmental Advocacy Commit­tee and Government Relations Liaison stay ahead of legislative issues and work with Kansas family physicians to address them.

Beyond education & advocacy…

Leadership in Public Health
  • Tobacco
    • KAFP is vitally involved in tobacco related coalitions across the state at the local and state level.
    • KAFP is the Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) grantee for Sedgwick County and through the grant, employs two full-time tobacco control coordinators on staff.
  • Immunization
    • KAFP is a charter member of the Immunize Kansas Coalition.
    • KAFP works closely with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Immunization Program and other organizations to improve the rate of timely immunizations for Kansans.
  • Workforce
    • KAFP works with lawmakers, University of Kansas School of Medicine, and community leaders to increase the number of students who select family medicine as their specialty of choice.
Communications and Recognition
  • Kansas Family Physician
    • KAFP’s official quarterly magazine is mailed exclusively to all KAFP members.
  • KAFP Weekly
    • This e-Newsletter hits members’ inboxes every Tuesday with the latest family medicine news &  resources.
  • Legislative Update
    • A weekly summary of legislative activities lands in members’ in-boxes each Monday during the legislative session.
  • Social Media
    • Follow KAFP on social media for all the latest happenings!
  • Awards
    • KAFP shines a spotlight on the outstanding work of members through awards for practicing family physicians, residents and students.
      • Family Physicians: Kansas Family Physician of the Year, Exemplary Teaching, and Humanitarian award recognize outstanding family doctors in Kansas.
      • Residents & Students: The Hostetter Award recognizes three dedicated Kansas family medicine medical students. The Carol A Johnson MD International Medical Mission Scholarship recognizes two outstanding residents traveling on missions.

Take it to the next level….

Make a Difference
  • The KAFP-Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the KAFP. There are many programs, scholarships and awards supported by the KAFP-Foundation to further the future of family medicine. Show your support for the future of family medicine by making a tax deductible gift to the Foundation.
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