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Planning to participate in Let’s Move, Kansas on Saturday, Oct. 19? Register by this Friday, Oct. 11. After Friday, you can only register on site. All proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation.
If you cannot participate in the race on October 19, the KAFP-Foundation would greatly appreciate a donation to support residents and students. Give today. The mission of the KAFP-Foundation is to promote the philosophy of family medicine, research and education of Kansas family physicians.
Children / Youth 17 & under:
- 5 Mile Walk: $20 for all participants 17 and under
- 5K timed race: Adult pricing applies for participants 17 and under
- October 5 – October 11: $45
- October 19 Register Onsite: $50
Don’t forget that when you join or create a team for Let’s Move, Kansas – you automatically receive $3.00 off your registration! Visit www.LetsMoveKansas.com to see a listing of teams to join. It is a great way to support the Foundation’s programs for residents and students while living a healthy lifestyle and sharing a great day with your friends, family and colleagues.
Residents and medical students can use the discount code STURES19 for an additional $5.00 off.
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:
Presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Media sponsor, KMUW Wichita 89.1
Platinum sponsors, Grene Vision Group and Wichita Surgical Specialists
Gold sponsor, Advanced Physical Therapy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, Premier Property Management, Primary Care Associates
and West Wichita Family Physicians, PA
Silver sponsor, Aledade, Southcentral Pathology Laboratory, P.A., Wichita Urology
Bronze sponsors, Post Rock Family Medicine and Wichita Marriott
Kansas has some of the best family doctors! Help us showcase the great work of our members by nominating an outstanding family physician you know.
The deadline for submission of 2020 nominees is December 31, 2019. KAFP is seeking nominations for the following awards:
Kansas Family Physician of the Year: This is the highest recognition KAFP awards annually. Through it, KAFP recognizes involvement in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of life of the community. Past recipients are ineligible, view past recipients.
Kansas Exemplary Teaching (two categories: full-time/part-time and volunteer): Through these annual awards KAFP recognizes members with exemplary teaching skills, who have implemented educational programs and/or developed innovative teaching models. Past recipients are ineligible, view past recipients.
Do you know a Kansas family physician deserving of any of these honors? KAFP wants to hear from you!
Get your Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) volunteer date on your calendar early and get first pick of dates! We invite all of our active members and residents with a Kansas medical license, to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session.
FDOD is a volunteer program organized by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, in which KAFP provides for a family physician to be present at the Statehouse each day during the legislative session. KAFP relies on its trusted membership to volunteer to serve as FDOD.
The FDOD program is an opportunity to network in Topeka, learn about the legislative process, attend part of a session or committee meeting and provide a much-appreciated service to legislators on behalf of KAFP.
Volunteers assist legislators and their staff with health needs that may arise throughout the day. Checking blood pressure, distributing ibuprofen, examining sore throats: the health issues are mainly minor health needs, with a few more serious ailments during the year. The legislators are grateful for the program and it showcases the great work of family medicine in patient caret!
Available dates Jan. 22, 24, 27, 31; February 3,4, 5, 6, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28. FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.
Thank you for your consideration of taking a day to volunteer for this important program. Sign up today.
The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major public health concern in the United States. Frequently asymptomatic, STIs can lead to significant morbidity if left untreated. As a family physician, you are in an ideal position to help address low screening rates for STIs.
Help aid in the early detection of STIs to prevent transmission and future complications. Gain tips on how to overcome barriers to integrate STI screening into your practice work flow. Discover sample questions to help you find a standardized approach for obtaining a patient’s sexual history.
Download free AAFP resources today.
Please share these resources with your patients eligible for KanCare benefits. This handy card describes the new counseling and pharmacy benefits to support KanCare members who are seeking to end their dependence on tobacco. Click here to order copies or to download a high resolution file to print copies for your use as well as a series of four full-color 11×17 posters which are available to promote the new KanCare benefits.
Share these two short videos to drive utilization of the expanded benefits: a peer-to-peer video featuring a patient who successfully used the KanCare benefits to quit tobacco and a provider video featuring a physician who is encouraging other providers to engage patients to utilize cessation benefits.
Click on these links for more detailed guidance from KanCare about the expanded counseling benefits and the expanded pharmacy benefits.
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