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SAM Group Learning Session scheduled for Nov. 21
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. Registration is now open.

Date: Friday, Nov. 21

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Place: University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita (Meadowlark Room)

Faculty: Jen Brull, M.D., FAAFP

Module: Childhood Illness

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Live DOT Training Course available in Des Moines, Iowa
KAFP
If you are looking for a live DOT training course, there is one available Nov. 15 in Des Moines, Iowa, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: REGISTER HERE
Sponsored by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians

Or you can participate in the On Demand Training Course: Watch at your leisure from the comfort of your home or office on YOUR schedule. KAFP has partnered with the Iowa AFP to produce an "On Demand Training Course" which allows you to complete this important training from the comfort of your home or office on your schedule.

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1 week left to sign up for free EHR implementation and optimization services to Medicaid providers
KFMC and KDHE
KFMC and KDHE's Division of Health Care Finance (KDHE/DHCF) are working together to assist Medicaid healthcare providers in Kansas to provide health information technology assistance. The deadline to sign-up is Sept. 30 .
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Kansas Connections New Edition

Check out the latest edition of Kansas Connections. Articles include the Family Medicine faculty program that connects Kansas with Paraguay, respiratory health, cancer screenings, Kid Crew, and a provider spotlight featuring Dr. Loney and Dr. Oller of Stockton, Kan. Published by KU Medical Center, Rural Health Education and Services.
 


Avoid a downward payment adjustment: Take action prior to Sept. 30
KFMC
A recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) memo outlines actions certain physicians must take to avoid an automatic negative two percent Value Modifier payment adjustment in CY 2016.
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Creating healthy communities: Learning from the extension model
KSU/KUMC Health Extension Collaborative
Are you concerned with community health? Do you see the connection between your work and health outcomes in Kansas communities? Do you see the need for more direct involvement between the academy and communities to help Kansas communities become more vibrant, vital places to live, work and grow? Do you wonder where you fit in?
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Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Winter 2015 CME Getaway: Cruise the Eastern Caribbean
Iowa Academy of Family Physicians
Cooler temperatures and snow are just around the corner! Help cure the winter blues by joining fellow family physicians on the 2015 Winter Continuing Medical Education (CME) Getaway aboard the Celebrity Constellation. The Iowa AFP group will set sail January 16-24, 2015, from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, with stops in Gustavia, St. Barts; St. Croix, USVI; San Juan, PR; and Labadee, Haiti. The cruise will give you a chance to escape the harsh Midwest winter, enjoy beautiful ports, and receive quality CME.

The activity is sponsored by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, and they rely on attendees to speak on various topics, due to the nature of the conference. Learn more and register today!

Find out more about the ship, the ports to be visited, and all the fun that comes with cruising.

Please contact Katie Cox with questions or call 800.283.9370.

Hope the thought of warm ocean breezes and lovely tropical ports will entice you to join the group!

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Kansas joins nation's observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day
KDHE
Kansas is one of 48 states and the national Falls Free® Initiative that are declaring a statewide Falls Prevention Awareness Day on the first day of fall, Sept. 23, 2014. This year's theme, Strong Today – Falls Free® Tomorrow, seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population.
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Are you a medical student in your final year of school?
U.S. Department of Haelth & Human Services
The National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program provides up to $120,000 to medical students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least three years or half time for at least six years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.
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Children face increased injury risks in rural areas
Safe Kids Kansas
Kansas is known for its beautiful farmland. And for many families the farm is a place where generations of family members, including kids, pitch in to help. Safe Kids Kansas reminds families to make rural injury prevention a top priority during National Farm Safety & Health Week, Sept. 21- 27. In Kansas, approximately 90,121 children live in rural areas and these kids are at greater risk of unintentional injury-related death than children living in urban areas.
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Navigating Rural Health Resources Webinar
The State Office of Rural Health
The State Office of Rural Health is hosting a "Navigating Rural Health Resources" webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. CST.

Learn more about:
  • Funding Opportunities
  • The Rural Assistance Center
  • USDA Rural Development Programs
  • National Rural Health Day

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2014-2015 Fire Safety poster contest
KAFP
Poster theme: Show what you know about fire safety

The winners in each category will be recognized and invited to meet Governor Sam Brownback and State Fire Marchal Doug Jorgensen at the capitol building in Topeka in January.

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