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The march from volume-to-value by way of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 has been steady, and as we prepare to meet 2017, anxiety about the new Quality Payment Program has left many wondering what hurdles they will have to face.
We challenge you to join us for this fun event that also supports our resident and medical student programs: Let's Move, Kansas run/walk!
Help us boost our numbers for Let's Move, Kansas so that we can boost our programs!
There will be cash prizes, a live DJ and food. Everyone receives a swag bag and race T-shirt.
$35 – Ages 20
$25 – Ages 1-19
Contact the KAFP office for more information and for special resident and medical student discounts: 316.721.9005.
Wichita Nephrology Group is the presenting sponsor. Thank you to all of our sponsors!
The month of September is Baby Safety Month. You are encouraged to share this valuable information with your patients who have babies and toddlers.
Child Passenger Safety Week, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is September 18-24. Here is the Ultimate Car Seat Guide. And for your patients in the following counties: Cowley, Douglas, Emporia, Johnson, Marshall and Shawnee, Safe Kids will be hosting Car Seat Checkup Events: Click for your locations
NHTSA recommends the following tips:
- Keep children rear-facing as long as possible, up to the top height or weight allowed by the manufacturer and as close to age two as possible.
- Once a child outgrows the rear-facing only "infant" car seat, he/she should travel in a rear-facing “convertible” or all-in-one car seat.
- Once your child outgrows the rear-facing size limits, he or she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether.
- After outgrowing the forward-facing car seats, children should be placed in booster seats until they're the right size to use seat belts safely.
- Register your car seat and/or booster seat with the car seat manufacturer so you can be notified if there is ever a safety recall.
- Check in with a professional. To have your car seats checked by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, visit www.kansascarseatcheck.org to schedule an appointment at an Inspection Station near you.
Region VII Diabetes Prevention & Control Collaborative
You are encouraged to complete this survey assessing services offered to patients with diabetes or prediabetes to provide a compilation of resources for you and patients: CLICK HERE for survey.
As a primary care provider in Kansas you are invited to participate in a survey to assess services offered to patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The Region VII -Midwestern Public Health Training Center, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Association of Public Health Nurses, and American Diabetes Association has partnered with Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Kansas Foundation for Medical Services, and Kansas Action Coalition to improve capacity, collaboration, and coordination of services that address diabetes and pre-diabetes for all Kansans.
It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Survey findings will be available upon request.
The transformation of health care from volume to value is not about basic change, but about wholesale transformation. The Conference on Practice Improvement brings together providers, researchers, educators, and practice administrators to reimagine health care delivery, education, and technology. You'll hear and share ideas on creating cultures and systems to deliver high-quality care while lowering costs.
Conference on Practice Improvement
Date: December 1-4, 2016
Location: Newport Beach Marriott, Newport Beach, CA
Register before Nov. 4 and save $75
Hosted by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine with support from the AAFP, the Conference on Practice Improvement provides a venue for discussion and demonstration of the impact of new payment models for primary care.
Would you like to brush up on your PubMed search skills?
Do you want to find clinical studies fast?
Would you like to do research in your sleep?
Do you want to know the best way to search for an author?
Would you want to learn to save your results for later?
Rebecca Brown, MLS is offering a FREE hands-on computer workshop — Finding the Research With PubMed: From 26 million to one good article. Rebecca has worked as a PubMed Training Specialist for the past 5 years through a contract with the University of Utah and the National Library of Medicine (one of the National Institutes of Health).
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063