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KAFP is pleased to offer the opportunity for you to get involved with your organization by volunteering to serve on a committee. Through committee involvement you can provide input about Academy activities. Click here to review the committees and submit your committee application. Appointed committee members help form policy recommendations to keep the organization at the forefront of family medicine on a variety of topics affecting the specialty.
Please respond by Tuesday, July 10 to ensure that your request is reviewed during our upcoming appointment process. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316.721.9005. Thank you for your interest!
Don't forget to complete your KAFP Annual Meeting online evaluation by June 29. Click the blue Evaluation button. Your feedback helps us plan for future meetings. If you fill out an evaluation and submit with your name by midnight June 29, you will be placed into a drawing. The prize is FREE REGISTRATION to the 2019 Annual Meeting, June 6-8 in Wichita. Thank you for your time. Good luck!
KAFP is offering a Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session on September 14 in Dodge City.
HEALTH BEHAVIOR KSA GROUP LEARNING SESSION
Friday, September 14, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Register at KSA Group Learning.
Boot Hill Distillery
501 W. Spruce St.
Dodge City, KS 67801
Following the KSA, attendees will:
This Live activity, KAFP Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session, from 06/13/2018 – 11/30/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Complete the ABFM Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) “Health Behavior” module
- Earn 8 CME AAFP credits
Register for the RISE Webinar on Wednesday, August 29 – featuring Terry "Lee" Mills, MD, FAAFP, who will present Increasing Joy in Practice, Avoiding Burnout, Building Resilient Practices and Careers. Sign up today!
Join us for the third KAFP RISE Webinar series, interact with Dr. Mills and learn about increasing your joy in practice, avoiding burnout and building a resilient practice and career.
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.
Mark your calendars for October 20, 2018 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas for the fourth annual Let's Move, Kansas run/walk! Please visit https://kafponline.org/lmk for more information on registration and sponsorship.
Sign up by August 20 for the early bird rate!
Proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation. Join us in motivating Kansans to move, and supporting the future of family medicine!
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and our platinum sponsor, Grene Vision Group. If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact at Michelle Corkins or 316-721-9005 for more information.
Let's Move, Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans.
Participation in the U.S. government's once-a-decade headcount requires no preregistration and doesn't test one's knowledge of issues or candidates. Despite the seeming simplicity of the census, though, the country's collective well-being hinges on it. To properly allocate some $675 billion in annual federal funding to states and communities — resources devoted to health care, education and housing, among other programs — the government depends on every census respondent to provide complete and honest answers to the survey's basic questions.
Yet a potential hurdle exists in the 2020 census that the U.S. Census Bureau itself acknowledges: For the first time, the bureau plans to gather most of its responses online rather than on paper. That prospect has sparked concern regarding the accuracy of data quality and the representation of vulnerable communities.
With these factors in mind, the AAFP conceived and introduced a resolution (www.ama-assn.org) titled "Maintaining Validity and Comprehensiveness of U.S. Census Data" during the annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates (www.ama-assn.org) in Chicago this month. The resolution resolved portion of the resolution 221 states, “RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association support adequate funding for the U.S. Census to assure accurate and relevant data is collected and disseminated. (New HOD Policy).”
Read the entire AAFP News article.
The CDC issued a news report stating that the total number of 172 pediatric deaths from influenza in the 2017–18 flu season is the highest on record, excluding pandemics. The first paragraph of the CDC report appears below.
The CDC is reporting an additional pediatric flu-related death this week, bringing the total number this season to 172. This number exceeds the 2012–2013 season, which previously set the record for the highest number of flu-related deaths in children reported during a single flu season (excluding pandemics). Approximately 80% of these deaths occurred in children who had not received a flu vaccination this season. CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. These deaths are a somber reminder of the importance of flu vaccination and the potential seriousness of flu. CDC experts have described the 2017–2018 season as a high severity season, with influenza-like-illness (ILI) remaining at or above baseline for 19 consecutive weeks, record-breaking flu hospitalization rates, and elevated pneumonia and influenza mortality for 16 weeks.
Access the full news release on the CDC website: CDC Reported Flu Deaths in Children Exceeds Seasonal High
Applications for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program- Planning (RCORP-Planning) are being accepted until July 30, 2018. Read the notice of funding opportunity. The purpose of RCORP is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder, including the 220 counties identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being at risk for HIV and Hepatitis C infections due to injection drug use (See Appendix A for additional eligibility information). Notice of awards will be September 30, 2018.
Eligible applicants include all domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit, entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations, who will serve rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder and who meet the RCORP-Planning specifications for the Applicant Organization and Consortium.
The Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system enables health care providers to establish a single user ID to use across multiple Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) applications. Clinicians and applicable practice staff should have an EIDM account. Read this article to understand why clinicians who are eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) should have an account and how to open and maintain an account.
American Cancer Society
A new NCCRT resource for primary care, Risk Assessment and Screening Toolkit to Detect Familial, Hereditary and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer, is now available, both as a full toolkit and a quick start companion guide. The purpose of this toolkit is to improve the ability of primary care clinicians to systematically collect, document, and act on a family history of CRC and adenomas polyps, while also educating clinicians on the need for more timely diagnostic testing for young adults who present with alarm signs or symptoms of CRC and ensuring that those patients receive a proper diagnostic work up. If you missed the the webinar on the Risk Assessment and Screening Toolkit to Detect Familial, Hereditary and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer, a replay is available by clicking here.
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