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The AAFP’s National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students in Kansas City was held August 2-4. The three-day conference features workshops, social and networking events, an expo featuring representatives from hundreds of family medicine residencies and the resident and student congresses. The 2018 conference set new attendance records once again. According to preliminary numbers, the AAFP hosted some 5,300 people Aug. 2-4, including 1,800 medical students and 1,200 residents. The KAFP-Foundation provides funding to each campus to pay Kansas students’ registrations. KAFP was pleased to have the following residents and students represent Kansas at the conference:
- Kansas Resident Alternate Delegate: Zach Degner, MD (KU FM Residency)
- Kansas Resident Delegate: Raghuveer “Veer” Vedala, MD (Wesley FM Residency)
Check out this photo of Drs. Zach Degner (left) and Veer Vedala (center) with student, John Price (right) enjoying the conference!
- Kansas Student Alternate Delegate: Emily Lenherr (KU School of Medicine – Salina campus)
- Kansas Student Delegate: John Price (KU School of Medicine – KC campus)
Register for the RISE Webinar on Wednesday, August 29 – featuring Terry “Lee” Mills, MD, FAAFP (former KAFP member), who will present Increasing Joy in Practice, Avoiding Burnout, Building Resilient Practices and Careers. Sign up today!
Join us for the third webinar in the 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.
To learn more about the RISE initiative or to watch recordings of previous webinars, visit www.kafponline.org/rise. Be sure to check the KAFP facebook page for our monthly RISE spotlight!
Kansas Health Institute
In January 2018, the federal government officially signaled its willingness to approve the implementation of work requirements in the Medicaid program. As a result, states now have a new Medicaid eligibility option that previous administrations, both Republican and Democratic, were unwilling to approve. The option is based on Section 1115 of the Social Security Act, which gives the federal government authority to waive certain provisions of federal Medicaid law to allow states to undertake demonstration projects —such as work requirements—in their Medicaid programs, as long as the projects further program objectives.
A recent survey found that, of Kansas currently enrolled Medicaid or uninsured and presumably eligible for Medicaid if it were expanded, 49 percent said they were already working, another 34 percent had a disability that prevented them from working, and 17 percent were otherwise not working. Read full article.
KAFP is offering a Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session on September 14 in Dodge City.
HEALTH BEHAVIOR KSA GROUP LEARNING SESSION
- Review 60 core competency questions with experienced family physician faculty.
- Discuss and learn the best answers with your colleagues.
- The KAFP reports your answers directly to ABFM on your behalf.
- Earn 8 live credits of CME immediately. Following your completion of the Clinical Self-Assessment, receive an additional 4 credits.
Friday, September 14, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Register at KSA Group Learning.
Western Plains Medical Complex
3001 Avenue A
Dodge City, KS 67801
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.
Please spread the word that Let’s Move, Kansas 5K run / is open and accepting registrations and sponsorship opportunities. Join us in celebrating health for all Kansans and supporting the KAFP-Foundation on Saturday, October 20. For more information visit www.kafponline.org/lmk.
Download the flyer and post in your office! Thank you in advance for your help.
Learn the latest evidence-based treatment and evaluation information with help from this comprehensive self-study package: Emergency and Urgent Care Self-Study Package. Recorded from the AAFP’s Emergency and Urgent Care live course, this 26-session video self-study package allows you to both hone your clinical skills and review key issues that include opioid education, OB emergencies, DNR discussions, and sepsis—on a schedule that works best for you—in a variety of formats. The self-study package is approved for up to 22.75 Prescribed credits.
Be sure to use the source code 4MYCHAPTER during checkout to help benefit the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. A portion of the price of each AAFP self-study package you purchase will go directly to KAFP to help support local initiatives when you use the code 4MYCHAPTER. Thank you for your support!
The AAFP’s national public service announcement campaign (PSA) continues in August with a segment on shingles. Watch the PSA about the shingles vaccine. Each PSA educates the audience about an issue and urges them to visit familydoctor.org for more information. Please help educate your patients by referring them to the familydoctor.org website.
Below is the schedule of monthly PSAs:
Ultimately, it is important that patients, after viewing the PSAs, will gain a sense of empowerment over their own health. Increasing patients’ knowledge of important health issues that affect them is intended to help them feel more prepared and willing to talk about them with their family physician.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is reporting two cases of neuroinvasive West Nile virus (WNV) disease in individuals who reside in Johnson County. Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning for WNV, including north central, south central, northwest, and southwest Kansas. Northeast and southeast regions are at moderate risk for WNV infections. WNV can be spread to people through mosquito bites, but it is not spread from person to person. About one in five people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. Roughly one out of 150 infected people develop the more severe version of the disease, neuroinvasive disease, which includes swelling of the brain or brain tissue and, in some cases, death. There are no vaccines or medications to treat WNV. People who have had WNV before are considered immune. Please encourage your patients, especially the vulnerable populations to take steps to prevent infection because of the possible complications. KDHE recommends assessing your risk of WNV and taking action to prevent mosquito bites and protect yourself against WNV. Visit the KDHE WNV website weekly to learn about the current WNV risk level. Read entire news release.
In this newly released policy brief, researchers at the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center looked at nationally-representative data on social habits of older Americans to learn more about social isolation and its impact on health outcomes in rural communities. Read Gender Differences in Social Isolation and Social Support among Rural Residents.
You are invited to join the Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health for the latest webinar in the Navigating Rural Health Resources series!
When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
This webinar will highlight information and resources about:
Click here to register!
- Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
- Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
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