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Internationally sought-after speaker Steven B. Montague to be keynote at KAFP Annual Meeting
KAFP
KAFP is pleased to announce that Steve Montague will be the keynote speaker during the Annual Meeting, June 5-7. Montague's keynote will be Friday at 7:30 a.m. Reserve your space at the Annual Meeting today. To register securely online — CLICK HERE.

You definitely want to hear this internationally sought after speaker present "Why Culture Matters." He was a Navy fighter pilot for many years and brings a unique point of view to discussions of teamwork and the workplace culture.

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KAFP resolutions due Monday, May 5
KAFP
It is not too late to submit a resolution! Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy’s political process. It may sound daunting, but writing and submitting a resolution can be painless. Here's how:
  1. Formulate your idea or subject for the resolution;
  2. Organize your thoughts on the subject;
  3. Begin writing the resolution using clear, concise language. The "whereas" and "therefore let it be resolved" clauses are not hard to write. "Whereas" clauses explain the problem or situation. "Resolved" clauses explain the action or solution you propose should happen.
Please submit your resolution for consideration by Monday, May 5, 2014. You may send by fax to 316-721-9044, by e-mail to kafp@kafponline.org or by U.S. mail.

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SAM Group Learning Session focus is childhood illness
KAFP
This SAM will assist you in completing the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) module on Childhood Illness, as part of your maintenance of Certification (MC-FP) process. Mark your calendars!

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Information/Registration: Click here

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Time is running out ... medical examiners for CMV drivers must pass certification exam prior to May 21
KAFP
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) with requirements that all medical examiner who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers must complete a training course and pass a certification examination prior to May 21, 2014. We have two last minute opportunities for you for the NRCME Federal Motor Carrier Administration (DOT) Training. Here are the dates and registration links:

May 8 — 1-5:30 p.m. CDT     Click Here to Register
May 15 — 1-5:30 p.m. CDT   Click Here to Register

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Sign up to be a KanCare Health Home for Chronic Care and receive PMPM for care
KAFP
KanCare is rolling out its Health Home program for individuals who live with specific chronic conditions or serious mental illness and are eligible for Medicaid, starting July 1. Payment for the Chronic Care Health Homes include a per member per month payment ranging from $108-$421, with an estimated average of $147. This is in addition to the current payment schedule. Details about payment are at this link: http://www.kancare.ks.gov/health_home/download/KanCare_Health_Homes_Payment.pdf.
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KAFP welcomes Robert Simari, MD as KU School of Medicine Executive Dean
KAFP
KAFP welcomes Robert D. Simari, M.D. as the new executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He succeeds Doug Girod, M.D., who has served as interim executive dean since he became executive vice chancellor of KU Medical Center on Feb. 1, 2013.
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Why is everyone talking about population health?
TransforMED
Why the sudden interest in population health when the ability to segment and design specific approaches to subgroups of patients has been around for years? Right now, "population health management" is code for ... you better identify the high cost patients and do something about it! With the increase of risk sharing arrangements, integrated systems and fledgling accountable care organizations, business leaders are looking for ways to better manage their most expensive patients.
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Impacting Population Health 2014
KDHE
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) invites you to attend the 2014 series of regional community meetings, Impacting Population Health. This year discussions will address connecting local community health assessments and improvement plans with Healthy Kansans 2020, the state health assessment and improvement plan. Dr. Robert Moser, the State Health Officer and Secretary of KDHE, will attend each session and provide comments and information.
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National Infant Immunization Week: April 26-May 3
CDC
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), set for April 26-May 3, 2014, is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of NIIW. Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities and public health.

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Safe Routes to School Program
KDOT
KDOT is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS).  The SRTS program was created to encourage more children to walk and bicycle to school and to make it safer for them to do so. This federally funded program will provide reimbursements to cities, counties and school districts for projects that focus around education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering and evaluation.

Please share this application information with your patients: http://www.ksdot.org/burTrafficEng/sztoolbox/pdf/SRTS-Application.pdf.

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Worksite Wellness Webinars series
KAFP
The Worksite Wellness Webinars are brought to you by the KU School of Medicine‐Wichita and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. These webinars are offered free of charge at noon during March, April, May and June of 2014. All webinars are recorded and can be accessed at http://wichita.kumc.edu/kansas-worksite-wellness/webinar-recordings.html.
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National Infant Immunization Week: April 26-May 3
CDC
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), set for April 26-May 3, 2014, is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of NIIW. Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities and public health.

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