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All KAFP voting members (active, resident, life members) received an email a few weeks ago from President Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP providing notification of a survey that was launched on Aug. 12. The survey seeks the membership's input on the topic of medical aid in dying/physician-assisted suicide, to provide valuable feedback to our delegates and alternate delegates who will travel to Philadelphia in September for the AAFP's Congress of Delegates.
To gather unbiased input from the membership, KAFP has contracted with eAutoFeedback, LLC, a third-party independent survey company, to conduct the confidential survey and report back to KAFP’s Board of Directors. All responses will be anonymous and data will be reported only in aggregate.
If you are an active, resident or life member who did not receive the survey request, please check your junk/spam folder for an email from email@example.com. A reminder was sent Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. If it is not there, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your time and attention on these important matters.
Join us on Saturday, Oct. 19 for the 5th Annual Let’s Move, Kansas 5K Run/Walk at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita. All proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation. It is a great way to support your Foundation’s programs for residents and students while living a healthy lifestyle and sharing a great day with your friends, family and colleagues!
Register a team and get $3.00 off per registrant AND if you are a resident or medical student, use the discount code STURES19 for an additional $5.00 off per registrant. Rally your co-workers — we will have a team trophy for the largest team! Visit www.LetsMoveKansas.com to see a listing of teams to join!
Our sponsorship opportunities close Aug. 31. If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, click here for more information. Thank you to our 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
Silver sponsor, Wichita Urology
Bronze sponsors, Post Rock Family Medicine and Wichita Marriott
The PRIME Registry is unleashing the potential of patient and community data to build better primary care, helping shift the focus beyond individual disease diagnoses to measuring what really matters to patients and clinicians. Join PRIME Registry, and help shape the future of primary care.
The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.
- More Measures that Matter—through PRIME’s improved array of high-value primary care measures with demonstrated connection to improved outcomes and quality of life.
- PRIME’s quality dashboard helps identify patients with quality gaps and helps practices see how they are doing compared to their peers.
- The PHATE tool helps identify patients at risk due to social determinants and provides an in-clinic connection to resources in the patient’s community, while also illuminating areas where resources are needed. PHATE has the potential to help guide more personalized risk-assessment and access to patient resources.
- Special Offer for ABFM Diplomates: American Board of Family Medicine Diplomates are eligible for three years of PRIME enrollment FREE. After the first three years, the price per Diplomate is $260/year.
The AAFP and six other medical and public health organizations have teamed up to publish a "Dear Colleague" open letter (2 page PDF) that encourages family physicians and other health care professionals to ensure that 16-year-old patients are seen for a well visit. During that visit, say the groups, these teens should receive vaccines recommended for them by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in its Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for Ages 18 Years or Younger. (www.cdc.gov)
The Aug. 1 letter was signed by AAFP Board Chair Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, Kan., along with officials from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College Health Association, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Pharmacists Association, Immunization Action Coalition and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
The call for well visits for 16-year-olds derives partly from the results of a JAMA Pediatrics study (jamanetwork.com) published in January 2018, which found that although adolescent well-visit rates increased from 41% before implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to 48% after implementation, those figures remain below recommended levels.
The organizations further state in their letter that a well visit at age 16 would allow physicians to administer catch-up doses of vaccines for HPV, hepatitis A and B, varicella, and other diseases.
Kansas Head Start Association
There are three Parent Health Literacy training upcoming opportunities coming soon!
The training is free for any staff who work directly with parents and patients, supervisors and program directors. Three CEUs are available for $15.
Attendees will receive the resources needed to teach parents how to use the “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick” book using effective, evidence based teaching methods.
The KHSA Parent Health Literacy project partners with agencies, medical providers, schools and human services organizations who serve families with young children to provide this important health literacy resource.
For more information, visit Parent Health Literacy Project.
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