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Volunteer to be a Social Media Ambassador at the Annual Meeting and you could receive a registration discount! Are you social media savvy? Do you enjoy the social media world? Help KAFP elevate our social media presence, and you will benefit at the same time! We are seeking up to three Social Media Ambassadors to tweet and post Facebook messages and pictures throughout the KAFP Annual Meeting, June 14-16, using our hashtags – #KAFPAM, #KAFP70Years and #KSHealth. In return, KAFP will provide each ambassador a 25 percent discount off full meeting registration, and other considerations. Please contact Carolyn to apply – 316-721-9005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a burning issue you’re passionate about? This is a great opportunity for you to make your recommendations to KAFP to change or support a topic important to you. Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy's governance and political process. Resolutions are not difficult to write. If you have a topic or resolution you’re interested in writing, but get stuck in the process, please don’t stop there– Contact KAFP! We can provide samples from years past, and will be happy to guide you through the process of writing your resolution. We are here to help you!
Please submit your resolution for consideration by Monday, May 14, 2018. You may send by e-mail email@example.com, fax 316-721-9044 or send by U.S. mail to:
Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
7570 W 21st St N 1026C, #104
Wichita, KS 67205
Here is the official resolution process adopted by the KAFP Board of Directors. Please note important dates.
- A note in the April and May Weekly e-newsletters will announce that resolutions are due by Monday, May 14, 2018. Late resolutions may be introduced at the discretion of the Reference Committee Chair, the senior Delegate (Dr. Jen Brull).
- The staff will follow-up with those who author resolutions, providing them with a copy of this process and the timeline for consideration of resolutions.
- In the KAFP Weekly e-Newsletter around May 22, we will publish the proposed resolutions, inviting those with an interest in them to contact KAFP with their input.
- The Reference Committee will be made up of Delegates, Alternates, and officers.
- On DATE TBD the Reference Committee will hold a hearing by conference call, and inviting the authors of resolutions to participate if they so desire. The committee will go through new resolutions and ones considered for sunset, and make recommendations for the Board.
- The resolutions will be made available to conference attendees, either in the conference manual or in a separate format.
- The Board will consider all resolutions at its board meeting, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.
There is a lot packed into the KAFP Advocacy section of the website. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the many resources and information about how KAFP is advocating for family medicine! Let’s walk through each of the tabs under the Advocacy section.
Please read the 2018 Legislative Priorities. The Governmental Advocacy Committee develops priorities each year and the Board considers for adoption. These are of great importance in keeping the KAFP on priority issues throughout the legislative session.
The Family Doctor of the Day page provides an overview of the FDOD program, how to volunteer and a calendar of volunteers. There are still four open FDOD days left on the calendar, consider volunteering for a date while you’re there.
Visit the Advocacy Day page for the date & full schedule for this event each year.
Our Happening in Topeka web page has the following resource areas for members:
And finally, AAFP Advocacy is a listing of ways to become involved through AAFP. Don’t forget to bookmark the KAFP website and use it as a valuable resource.
- Legislative Update – Current and past weekly Legislative Updates recap the session.
- Testimony – This is the testimony presented this session on behalf of Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.
- Bill Tracker – Here is an overview of bills that KAFP tracks.
- Health Committees – Members of Kansas legislative health committees that have jurisdiction over legislation that relates to health care and social services.
Thank you to Dr. Clif Knight for presenting the RISE Webinar last week: Physician Health First: AAFP Physician Health & Well-Being Resources. Also check out AAFP’s Physician Health First portal as a resource.
Recordings of past RISE webinars are located on KAFP’s Physician Wellness web page.
Mark your calendar for future RISE webinars:
August 29, 2018
Increasing Joy in Practice, Avoiding Burnout, Building Resilient Practices and Careers
Presenter: Terry L “Lee” Mills, MD, FAAFP
October 24, 2018
Prevent Burnout & Build Resilience in Practice: Two Kansas Case Studies
Presenters: Melissa Rosso, MD & Beth Oller, MD
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.
There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.
The 2018 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students will take place August 2–4, 2018 in Kansas City, MO. Past attendees consistently rate this event as an invaluable opportunity because of the practical sessions, networking, and chance to learn more about family medicine.
The AAFP Foundation offers 250 Family Medicine Leads Scholarships to help students and residents attend National Conference. This financial assistance, valued at $600 per award, helps offset expenses such as registration, travel, lodging, and meals. The application deadline is May 1, 2018.
Given the shift from volume- to value-based health care, the AAFP has launched new content on Quality Measures (QM) and updated Medical Home content on AAFP.org.
New QM content includes foundational information on quality measures, such as types, components, development, endorsement, benchmarking, and links to resources. Also included is an explanation of the AAFP’s role in measure development and endorsement. Members interested in getting involved with quality measure initiatives and representing the interests of family medicine can now complete and submit an expression of interest form, available on the site.
The updated Medical Home content helps practice teams understand and implement the five functions of the medical home. With the ever-evolving nature of the medical home, AAFP staff plan to add resources and information over time to keep members informed.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. NIIW will be held this year on April 21–28.
CDC’s 2018 NIIW Digital Media Toolkit is now available for planning and implementing your NIIW activities. Visit CDC’s updated NIIW website to find a wide assortment of promotional and educational materials to help you plan your NIIW activities, and tailor them to the needs of your practice.
CDC would like to hear from organizations planning a 2018 NIIW activity. Please complete the NIIW Activity Form so others can learn what you’re doing to educate and inspire parents and providers to protect infants and toddlers from vaccine-preventable diseases. If you’re looking for ideas, you can access guidance on CDC’s Planning Your NIIW web page.
Accepting applications through Thursday, May 10, 6:30 pm
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) released the 2018 Application and Program Guidance for the NHSC Scholarship Program.
The NHSC Scholarship Program awards funds to health profession students pursuing careers as primary care providers in exchange for their commitment to serve in high-need, underserved communities. Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend.
After completion of graduation/training, recipients fulfill their service commitment at one of more than 16,000 NHSC-approved sites throughout the nation and its territories. Each scholar serves for a minimum of two years and receives one year of financial support (up to four years) for each year of service at an NHSC site.
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