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Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy’s governance and political process. The official resolution process adopted by the KAFP Board of Directors is on the KAFP website. You are encouraged to submit a resolution if you have a topic you are interested in addressing. KAFP can help guide you through the process of writing your resolution. A resolution writing worksheet is available on the website along with important dates. Contact KAFP at email@example.com or 316.721.9005 for resolution assistance.
Please submit your resolution for consideration by Monday, May 6, 2019. You may send by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 316-721-9044 or by U.S. mail to:
Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
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Elections for District and Faculty Directors are conducted by U.S. Mail ballot. Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and Faculty Directors (Kansas City campus and Wichita/Salina campuses) are up for election this year. Ballots have been mailed to all voting members in the those respective districts/campuses and must be returned to the KAFP office by Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Questions? Contact KAFP at email@example.com or 316.721.9005.
Thank you to the following District and Faculty Director candidates for running:
District 1: Keith Ratzlaff, MD (Olathe)
District 3: Jared Johnson, MD (Wichita); Doug Nunamaker, MD (Wichita); and Dirk Smith, MD (Wichita)
District 5: Robyn Hartvickson, MD (Newton) and Danelle Perry, MD (Manhattan)
District 7: Elizabeth “Libby” Hineman, MD (Scott City) and Jill Linville, MD (Lakin)
KU Kansas City Faculty Director: K. Allen Greiner, MD and Margaret Smith, MD, MPH, MHSA, FAAFP
KU Wichita Faculty Director: Rex Keith, MD and Jennifer Thuener, MD
View all candidates running for KAFP Board of Directors and read their candidate statements on the KAFP website at www.kafponline.org/boardcandidates.
Please join us for the 2019 KAFP Annual Meeting "Connect. Interact. Learn." You should have received your brochure in the mail already. Contact the KAFP office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or did not receive a brochure. We hope you are excited about the great CME lineup! The Annual Meeting Schedule is packed full of quality CME with a variety of topics such as social determinants of health, wound care, smart technology with children, long acting reversible contraception, POCUS, prostate cancer and more! Don't miss this chance of quality CME and networking! Up to 20.50 CME credits are available! For more information and to register go to 2019 Annual Meeting.
This Live activity, Kansas-AFP 2019 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.50 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.
I’ve known for years that Kansas members are the best! Today I have more proof. Our members account for only about 1.5% of the total membership of AAFP. We had a disproportionate share of chapter members who completed the arduous AMA/RUC survey last month. Kansans accounted for 5.6% of the total number of AAFP members who completed the survey. This survey will have a positive impact the payment rates far into the future. To those who completed it: I thank you, the chapter leadership thanks you and AAFP thanks you!
Carolyn Gaughan, CAE
Executive Vice President
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of family medicine, AAFP will post two questions a month on the Facebook Event Page, Twitter and Instagram for you to respond to by uploading a video or adding a comment. The hashtag is #FMed50.
To participate be sure to follow AAFP on these channels and use #FMed50 with your post.
After FMX, the AAFP will share anniversary content from FMX to keep the celebration going.
- Facebook: @familymed
- Twitter: @AAFP
- Instagram: the_aafp
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has released its first annual report from the Kansas Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The 2017 PRAMS Summary provides information from women who are interviewed about their experiences before, during and shortly after pregnancy. Forty-seven states participate in the PRAMS survey, covering approximately 83 percent of all live births in the United States. Kansas joined the PRAMS project in 2016 and began data collection in 2017. Read the full report here.
Some notable findings from the 2017 Kansas PRAMS survey include:
- Two-thirds of mothers (67.0%) had a health care visit in the year before their pregnancy.
- More than 4 in 5 mothers (85.7%) received prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy.
- Almost 1 in 8 mothers (12.4%) exhibited signs of having depression in the 2 to 3 months after giving birth.
- Nearly 3 in 4 mothers (72.6%) had experienced at least one stressful life event during the year before delivery.
- Approximately 9 in 10 infants (90.1%) had been breastfed or fed breast milk, even if only for a short period of time.
- Most mothers reported placing their infants to sleep on the infant’s back most frequently (80.2%), versus on his/her side, stomach, or a combination of back, side, and/or stomach.
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) released the 2019 Application and Program Guidance for the NHSC Scholarship Program. The scholarship program provides scholarships to health profession students pursuing careers as primary care providers in exchange for their commitment to serve in high-need, underserved communities. The scholarship includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend.
Applications close Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. Learn more about eligibility and the process.
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