Our Vision:

A vibrant, trusted and empowered family of physicians creating a healthier Kansas.

Our Mission:

Empower and cultivate Kansas family physicians to:

  • Serve as trusted and innovative leaders
  • Champion a diverse, sustainable and inclusive workforce
  • Advocate and collaborate for the health of all Kansans
  • Pursue professional development and personal well-being

The Academy meets this mission through:

High Quality Education
  • KAFP provides excellent Continuing Medical Education (CME) at its meetings, conferences and  virtual events.
  • Additional CME opportunities are offered throughout the year like the Rural Health Equity Summit, ALSO training, POCUS training and the Resident & New Physician tracks during Fam Med Forward.
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 Advocacy Commit­tee stays ahead of legislative issues and works with Kansas family physicians to address them.

Beyond education and advocacy

Leadership in Public Health
  • KAFP is a member of the Alliance for Healthy Kansas advisory council.
  • KAFP partners with KDHE on the Kansas Immunization Program.
  • KAFP is a charter member of the Immunize Kansas Coalition. 
  • KAFP works with lawmakers, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and community leaders to increase the number of students who select family medicine as their specialty of choice.
Communications and Recognition
  • KAFP News
    • KAFP is an email newsletter sent every other Wednesday that features timely updates on family medicine news and resources.
  • Legislative Update
    • A weekly summary of legislative activities lands in members’ in-boxes each Monday during the legislative session.
  • Social Media
  • Awards
    • KAFP shines a spotlight on the outstanding work of members through awards for practicing family physicians, residents and students.
      • Family Physicians: The Kansas Family Physician of the Year, Rising Star, Exemplary Teaching and Humanitarian awards recognize outstanding family doctors in Kansas.
      • Residents & Students: The KAFP Foundation is committed to recognizing Kansas medical students and residents and provides awards designed specifically to recognize these audiences and shining stars in our state.

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.