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2015 KAFP candidates announced
KAFP
KAFP is proud to announce its 2015-16 candidates. Elections for District Directors are conducted by U.S. mail ballot. 2015 elections will be held for districts 1, 3, 5 and 7. Due to a vacancy in District 2, that district will also elect a Director for a 1 year term. Ballots will be mailed this week and must be returned via U.S. mail by April 30. District directors serve a 2-year term.
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Repeal of SGR: Through the House, not the Senate...YET!
AAFP & KAFP
On Thursday, March 26, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2) by a vote of 392-37. Three members of the Kansas delegation voted in favor: Reps. Yoder, Jenkins & Pompeo. One Kansas House member, Rep. Huelskamp, voted against. Upon House approval of H.R. 2, the AAFP joined the ACP, ACS, and AOA in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid calling on the Senate to act and rejecting any short-term patches.
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Pre-session SAM and 2015 KAFP Annual Meeting: June 10-13
KAFP
You should have already received your Annual Meeting brochure in the U.S. mail. If you have not please contact us — 316.721.9005 or kafp@kafponline.org

You can take advantage of our secure online registration for:
Pre-session: SAM Group Learning June 10, 2015

2015 KAFP Annual Meeting "Focus on Family Medicine" June 11-13

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE


First adjournment ahead
Dodie Wellshear, KAFP Government Relations Consultant
The Legislature's first adjournment is on Friday, April 3. This is also called "drop dead" day, as it is the date by which most of the business of the Legislature is to be wrapped up.

The Legislature will take several weeks off, awaiting the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group's meeting on April 20 to project estimated revenues for the next fiscal year. From that estimate, the Legislature must finish the session with a balanced budget, making sure they have taken care of any revenue shortfalls.

Legislators will return on April 29 to finalize budgeting and any final policy pieces of the session. This is called the Veto Session.

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Look who is volunteering at the Capitol this week
KAFP
Thank you to the following Family Doctor of the Day volunteers this week: Belinda Vail, M.D. (March 30); Sheryl Beard, M.D. (April 1); John Eplee, M.D. (April 2) and Deb Doubek, M.D. (April 3). Please check your calendar for availability May 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. The legislative session is coming to an end, don’t miss the opportunity! Please call 316.721.9005 or email Karen@kafponline.org
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Powerful new 'Tips from Former Smokers' ads focus on living with vision loss and colorectal cancer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching its 2015 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign with a series of powerful new ads featuring former smokers who suffer from smoking-related illnesses, including vision loss and colorectal cancer. Ads also highlight the benefits of quitting for smokers' loved ones, and the importance of quitting cigarettes completely, not just cutting down. These ads launched March 30.
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
KAFP
As a healthcare provider, you may have contact with an abused child. Abused children often suffer physical injuries including cuts, bruises, burns, and broken bones. Physical injury is far from the only negative impact of maltreatment — it can also affect broader health outcomes, mental health, social development and risk-taking behavior into adolescence and adulthood.
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AAFP-F Immunization Grant Opps for residency programs: Get $11,200 — deadline to apply April 6
AAFP-Foundation
The AAFP Foundation's Senior Immunization Grant Awards will recognize family medicine residency programs that have a quality improvement project aimed at improving flu and pneumococcal vaccine rates in patients age 65 and older during the 2015-2016 flu season. The deadline to apply for the Senior Immunization Grant Awards is April 6.
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