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Come home to family medicine at the 2013 KAFP Annual Meeting – SIGN UP TODAY TO GET THE BEST CONFERENCE RATE. After June 7, a late fee applies.
CME Highlight: We are pleased to welcome KDHE Secretary, Dr. Robert Moser who will be presenting "Selected Topics in Environmental Health" at the KAFP Annual Meeting. He will discuss changes in Federal Funding and its impact on Public Health issues that impact primary care providers.
Social Highlight: The President's Dinner will be a fantastic event with 200 guests – are you on the guest list? Come see our 2013-14 officers installed, including in-coming President Dr. Mary Beth Miller, (St. Francis, Kan.) and hear from our Kansas Family Physician of the Year, Dr. Debra Doubek, (Manhattan, Kan.).
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Lower your vaccine costs with Atlantic Health Partners
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Dr. Debra Doubek named 2013 Kansas Family Physician of the Year — follows in her father's footsteps
Twenty-one years ago, KAFP congratulated Dr. Herb Doubek (Belleville) as the 1992 Kansas Family Physician of the Year. Today, it is his daughter, Dr. Debra Doubek, (Manhattan) who we have proudly selected as our 2013 Kansas Family Physician of the Year. This is the first time in KAFP history this has happened — parent and offspring are both Kansas FPOY recipients!
Impacting population health: Regional listening sessions
Kansas, along with many national and regional organizations, is exploring options to improve health in
communities through increasing collaborative relationships between primary care providers and public
health. Successful models of integration share common goals of improving population health, involving
the community in defining and addressing needs, relying on strong leadership across disciplines, and
sharing data and analysis.
Hotel Room block expires June 4
The KAFP Annual Meeting's hotel group rate expires today, June 4 at 5 p.m. Act now, if you need a hotel reservation. To receive the group rate of $105 per night plus taxes at the Wichita Marriott:
1. Call 1-800-610-0673 and mention that you are with the KAFP to receive the convention rate.
2. Register online using group code kapkapa (under special rates and awards).
Register now for the Annual Meeting and Come Home to Family Medicine! You can find out who is registered for the meeting here. If you have already registered, thank you!
JABFM Article: Communities of Solution for Population Health
The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM) features an article on "Communities of Solution (COS)" for population health and outlines a number of primary care-led case studies and commentaries from around the country. The article identifies core principles of COS-based population health initiatives and lays out a vision for integrated healthcare that incorporates community-oriented primary care services. The COS concept has been revisited and updated by the Folsom Group in a 2012 report.
AAFP CareerLink virtual career fair for residents
AAFP CareerLink Virtual Career Fair for Residents
The AAFP CareerLink Virtual Career Fair will be held Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Residents can connect directly with employers looking to hire family physicians from the comfort of their home or office.
Through this virtual career fair members will:
Registration is required. Although designed for residents, any member may attend.
- Gain direct access to physician employers looking to hire.
- Make new connections and broaden their network.
- Explore career opportunities available to family physicians.
Virtual happy hours for minority medical students
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Minority Health and Multicultural Education is sponsoring a series of online monthly meetings or virtual "happy hours" for minority medical students.
Each 90-minute session starts with a mini-presentation by family medicine faculty and is followed by discussion and sharing of support and resources. There is no cost to participate.
Information on registration, schedule and tentative topics is available.
Webinar: The Patient Journey - Implementing Excellence in Asthma Care
Dr. Len Fromer, FAAFP and Dr. Christopher Webber, will present a webinar, "The Patient Journey: Implementing Excellence in Asthma Care" on Monday, June 17 at 1 p.m.
The webinar is designed to provide primary care physicians with simple solutions that can be incorporated into their practices immediately to improve asthma patient care. Participants will learn practical ways to improve patient care by creating motivated, engaged and informed patients. The webinar will also explore concepts that can improve patient activation, the quality of the patient-physician relationship and creating a practice culture that supports improvement in asthma management.
The webinar is free of charge, but pre-registration is recommended.
Additional webinars and resources are available on the Delta Exchange website, which are free to AAFP members.
US Medicare outlook improves as healthcare costs ease
Slower growth in U.S. healthcare costs improved the budget outlook for the Medicare program for the elderly from last year, but the fortunes of the Social Security pension program have not changed despite a better economy, trustees of the programs said.
Health of seniors in Missouri, Kansas ranks higher than general population
Kansas City Business Journal
The health of seniors in Missouri and Kansas fares better than the health of the general population, according to reports from the United Health Foundation.
Kansas residents age 65 plus rank 18th in the nation, according to a 2013 report on the health of seniors nationwide. Missouri seniors lag behind, ranking 33rd.
Growing KU healthcare campus attracts more than $50 million in private investment
The Kansas City Star
Private developers are discovering a bistate bonanza in midtown thanks to the expansions of recent years by KU Hospital and the University of Kansas Medical Center. The medical campus has been on a construction and expansion tear, with KU Hospital alone investing more than $186 million on new facilities and renovation projects since 2011.
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