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Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

Get moving for a good cause!

KAFP-Foundation

Race day is less than a month away!  You still have time to register for Let's Move, Kansas on Saturday, October 14 at Sedgwick County Park!

Join us for this fun event that also supports our resident and medical student programs. There will be cash prizes, a live DJ and new this year Chris Cakes breakfast! 

Registrants receives a swag bag and race t-shirt.

Register today!  

$40 – Ages 18 years and up

$20 (walk only) – Under 18 years 

Discounts available! 
$5 off for Resident's and Medical Students, use promo code 5OFF
$3 off if you join/create a team

The KAFP-Foundation thanks each of our 2017 sponsors for Let's Move, Kansas:

GOLD SPONSORS ($1,000)
Kansas Hospital Association
Premier Property Management

SILVER SPONSORS ($500)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Children's Dental Professionals, LLC
Midwest Cancer Alliance
Profile Sanford

BRONZE SPONSORS ($250)
Aledade
Bluestem Medical, LLP
Mike Engelken, MD
Health ICT
KaMMCO
Post Rock Family Medicine

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

FMAHealth.org is Live

FMAHealth

The revised FMAHealth.org web site launched last week and was unveiled at AAFP FMX! If you have not already, please check it out! The new website highlights the current and ongoing work of the Tactic Teams as well as reveals new family-medicine specific content that will be displayed for the first time. 

Two Kansans proudly serve on the FMAHealth Board: KAFP member Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP and EVP Carolyn Gaughan.

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

Learn about Preventive Care and complete part of your ABFM MC-FP

KAFP

Register today for the Preventive Care KSA offered Sept. 29 in Olathe or Oct. 13 in Wichita. 

These KSA Group Learning Sessions are opportunities for you to complete
part of your 
American Board of  Family Medicine (ABFM) maintenance of
certification (MC-FP) requirements. 

Friday, September 29, 2017: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 W 152nd St, Olathe, KS 66061

OR                    

Friday, October 13, 2017: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS 67207

KSA seating is limited. Register onlineQuestions about registration? 
Contact Karen at 316-721-9005 or 
karen@kafponline.org 
If you have questions about the new format contact the ABFM at 877-223-7437.

This Live activity, KAFP Preventive Medicine KSA Group Learning Sessions,
from 09/29/2017 - 10/13/2017, 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. 

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

Kansas improves teen vaccination rates; attend HOV4T and boost your rates

IKC

A new CDC report shows Kansas adolescent HPV and MenACWY vaccination rates continue to improve for both girls and boys. The greatest increase was seen in girls with 62 percent having at least one dose of the HPV vaccine, compared to 51 percent in 2015. The Tdap vaccination rates remain high for the state of Kansas and are nearly equivalent with the national average. Good job Kansas healthcare providers!

Looking for ways to improve your vaccination rates as well?  Plan to attend a free 1.5 hour presentation Highlight on Vaccination 4 Teens (HOV4T) on October 13 and learn more about how you can increase your teen vaccination rates.

Approximately 79 million Americans are currently infected with the HPV or Human Papilloma Virus, according to the CDC. HPV causes many different types of cancer in both women and men. Cervical cancer is almost exclusively caused by HPV. The HPV vaccine is recommended for preteen boys and girls because their immune systems are the most receptive to the vaccine at that age.

Although meningococcal disease is rare, it is a life-threatening illness that can cause deafness, loss of limbs, and severe brain damage. About 1 in every 10 cases results in death. The disease is caused by bacteria spread through coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing a drink with someone. The MenACWY vaccine protects against four common strains of meningococcal disease.

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017


Family Medicine Midwest Conference: Online registration closes September 27

You are invited to the 6th annual Family Medicine Midwest Conference - October 6-8
in Rosemont, Ilinois (just minutes from O'Hare airport and downtown Chicago) for our region's  premiere family medicine collaborative event. To learn more, view see the online schedule of presentations and topics.  Register online today! 

Learn more at http://www.iafp.com/family-medicine-midwest-conference

Online registration closes September 27!  

  • $350 full conference for physicians and residents
  • $175 for one-day only registration
  • $25 for Friday Pre-conferences
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

Navigating Rural Health resources webinar

KRHIS

Mark your calendar to attend the latest webinar in the Navigating Rural Health Resources series!

When: Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 12:30  - 1:30 p.m.

This webinar will highlight information and resources about:

  •  Early Detection Works!
  •  Unused Medications Program  

Click here to register!

 

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

Health in All Policies/Equity program and lunch: Thursday, September 28

Kansas Health Institute

Plan to attend this event to discuss opportunities for incorporating health considerations and equity into decisions. Limited seating, register by September 25!

Health in All Policies:
Where does equity fit in?

Thursday, September 28, 2017 
9:45 a.m. registration
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. program & lunch

Kansas Health Institute
212 SW 8th Ave. | Topeka, KS 66603

Keynote speaker Katie Hirono, M.P.H., is a Research Associate for the Communities and Populations Research Program at the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Getting decision-makers on board with health in all policies (HiAP) is hard enough, so why include health equity in the conversation? Ms. Hirono will discuss how these intersect for effective decision-making.

panel discussion will feature Kansas elected officials from state, county and city government for a stimulating conversation about how they consider health in policy decisions, while balancing competing priorities.

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention webinar & toolkit

RHIhub

You are invited to attend the webinar Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention on Tuesday, September 26 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. This webinar is free.

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will introduce a new Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the toolkit identifies model programs and resources that will benefit rural communities seeking to implement tobacco control and prevention programs. This webinar will feature examples of successful programs, including lessons learned.

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

Uninsured rate continues to drop in U.S., but flattens n Kansas 

Kansas Health Institute

The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest estimates on health insurance coverage. The uninsured rate in the U.S. continued its decline that began in 2014 with implementation of the major insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In 2016, the U.S. uninsured rate was 8.6 percent (27.3 million uninsured), down significantly from 9.4 percent (29.8 million uninsured) in 2015. The Kansas uninsured rate was 8.7 percent (249,000 uninsured) in 2016, not significantly different from the rate of 9.1 percent (261,000 uninsured) in 2015.

Data from the recent years of the American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates also show that the longstanding edge that Kansas enjoyed prior to 2014—by having an uninsured rate below that of the country as a whole—has disappeared, and for some groups, has even reversed.

Click here for entire news release.

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

Last chance for Let’s Move, Kansas sponsorship

KAFP-Foundation

If you haven't signed up to sponsor the KAFP-Foundation's fundraiser run/walk, you have until Friday, September 15 to guarantee your company name/logo on event t-shirts and banners. Review Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Michelle Corkins at 316-721-9005 or mcorkins@kafponline.org with your commitment.

The KAFP-Foundation thanks each of our 2017 sponsors for Let's Move, Kansas:

GOLD SPONSORS ($1,000)
Kansas Hospital Association
Premier Property Management

SILVER SPONSORS ($500)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Children's Dental Professionals, LLC
Midwest Cancer Alliance
Profile Sanford

BRONZE SPONSORS ($250)
Aledade
Bluestem Medical, LLP
Mike Engelken, MD
Health ICT
KaMMCO
Post Rock Family Medicine

Not a potential sponsor, but want to participate? 

Join us for this fun event that also supports our resident and medical student programs: Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk on October 14  in Sedgwick County Park, Wichita.

There will be cash prizes, a live DJ and new this year Chris Cakes breakfast! 
Registrants receives a swag bag and race t-shirt.

Register today!  

$40 – Ages 18 years and up

$20 (walk only) – Under 18 years 

Discounts available! 
$5 off for Resident's and Medical Students, use promo code 5OFF
$3 off if you join/create a team

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