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The Kansas State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) application deadline is July 31. Please read the Overview and Application Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions documents in their entirety before submitting questions or an application to the SLRP. These documents explain in detail, the rights and commitments of health care professionals selected to participate in the SLRP. A complete understanding of the commitment to serve at an approved practice site and the financial, legal and other consequences of failing to perform that commitment are critical to successful completion of the mandatory service commitment associated with a SLRP contract.
For information about the Kansas State Loan Repayment Program: http://www.kdheks.gov/olrh/FundLoan.html
For information about the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/
To check the HPSA score in your area: https://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/tools/analyzers/hpsafind.aspx
The Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk on Saturday, October 20 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas benefits your KAFP-Foundation. It is a great way to support your Foundation’s programs for residents and students while living a healthy lifestyle and sharing it with friends and family! Registration and sponsorship information is available at: Let’s Move, Kansas.
Register by August 20 for the early bird rate of $30. Register as a team for $3 off per registrant AND if you are a resident or medical student, use the discount code 10SUMMER and receive an additional $10 off through August 20!
Let’s Move Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. Mark your calendars for October 20, 2018 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas for this year’s event!
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, click here for more information.
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.
To learn more about the RISE initiative or to watch recordings of previous webinars, visit www.kafponline.org/rise.
KAFP is offering a Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session on September 14 in Dodge City. Don't miss this opportunity complete this ABFM module.
HEALTH BEHAVIOR KSA GROUP LEARNING SESSION
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
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
Earn CME while you support 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. Use AAFP self-study packages to enhance your expertise and expand your knowledge on common family medicine topics. Featuring recorded audio and video presentations from current AAFP live courses.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The Health is Primary campaign (www.healthisprimary.org) is participating in NIAM, and will focus on emphasizing the importance of immunizations across the lifespan – for babies, children, teens and adults – in preventing diseases and protecting public health. The August toolkit (www.healthisprimary.org) is available. Help spread the word on social media and use hashtags: #MakeHealthPrimary #ImmunizationsarePrimary #NIAM18
Join Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention for a webinar on Wednesday, July 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. to learn about developing and delivering effective suicide prevention messaging, in advance of National Suicide Prevention Week in September. The webinar presenters will highlight the Action Alliance's Framework for Successful Messaging, an online, research-based resource that offers guidance on developing suicide prevention messaging.
The AAFP's national public service announcement campaign (PSA) continues in August with a segment on shingles. Each PSA will educate the audience about an issue and urge them to visit familydoctor.org for more information. Please help us educate our patients by referring them to the familydoctor.org website.
The following familydoctor.org months and/or topics will be highlighted and the PSAs will be released the first day of the appropriate month:
Each PSA has an English and Spanish version as well as radio and television formats. The August PSA will be released August 1.
- May – Mental and Emotional Health (bullying; launched)
- July – Back to School (flu and the importance of personal hygiene; launched)
- Aug – Immunizations (shingles for adults starting at 50 years of age)
- Sept – Sports/Exercise at Every Age (concussions)
- Oct – Family Health and Safety (gun safety)
- Nov – Addiction and Recovery (opioid abuse and safe pill storage)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has recently released a new practice facilitation guide for primary care. Developing and Running a Primary Care Practice Facilitation Program: A How-To Guide was developed by AHRQ to support organizations interested in starting a practice facilitation (or quality improvement) program for primary care transformation. The guide focuses on designing and administering facilitation programs, not the content of an actual facilitation intervention.
Kansas Hospital Association
2nd Annual Kansas Opioid Conference
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612
Learn more about the opioid crisis and engage in this proactive effort to build a collaborative response in Kansas by addressing the issue through multiple specialties such as prescribing, prevention, treatment, recovery, and intervention.
Kansas Health Foundation
If you live in the Kansas City area, you are encouraged to attend the Hungry-Free Healthcare Summit on Friday, September 21 in Overland Park, Kansas. Reserve your seat by September 15. Discuss how you can make a difference in hunger in your community. Local and national community resources and best practice strategies will be shared. Download the flyer, print and post in your office.
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063