KAFP Weekly
Oct. 21, 2014

SAM Group Learning: Childhood Illness module
You are invited to KAFP's Self Assessment Module Group Learning Session: Childhood Illness Nov. 21 at KU School of Medicine-Wichita campus. The SAM Group Learning Session will assist you in completing your American Board of Family Medicine maintenance of Certification process.More

Poster Contest offers opportunity for members to present at Annual Meeting
Call for abstracts: The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation (KAFP-F) invites all medical student, resident and active members to submit an abstract for the 2015 Poster Contest, which will be held June 13, during the KAFP Annual Meeting in Wichita. Deadline for Receipt of Abstract: Feb. 27. More

Deadline for Kansas FPOY nominations is Dec. 31
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Each year, KAFP seeks out the best and brightest family physicians to recognize as Kansas Family Physician of the Year (FPOY). Nominations are now open for 2015 FPOY.

You can submit your nomination for Kansas FPOY three ways:


AAFP Congress of Delegates offers live streaming
The AAFP Congress of Delegates in Washington, D.C., will offer its business sessions via live stream for those who are unable to attend this week – check out schedule for Oct 21-22.

Live streaming of the business sessions may be accessed online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aafp during the following times:


Detect, protect, and respond: Preventing the further spread of Ebola
AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., FAAFP
Dear Colleague,
As family physicians, we are on the frontline — dealing with any health crisis that faces our patients and our nation. As fears about Ebola rise in the United States, we want you to be informed and ready to respond, whether to answer patients' questions or to detect an infected patient.

You can prevent further spread of this disease by being ready to detect a potential patient, protect yourself and others from exposure, and respond with appropriate patient care. More

KDHE Ebola communications toolkit
Kansas Department of Health and Environment would like to share the following tips and attached resources for preparing a communications strategy for dealing with media interest in Ebola cases in the U.S.More

Kansas BRFSS local data available
The 2013 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systemlocal data — county and public health preparedness region-level data are now available on KDHE's interactive website.More

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas adjusting Quality-Based Reimbursement Program
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas received feedback from providers regarding the S-4-14 newsletter detailing the Quality-Based Reimbursement Program. BCBSKS revisited the goals to be accomplished with QBRP, and adjustments to the Kansas Health Information Exchange (KHIE) query count for the first quarter measurement period for 2015 have been made.More

National School Bus Safety Week
Safe Kids Kansas
Oct. 20 to 24 is National School Bus Safety Week, and this year's theme, "At my Stop, you Stop!" is a reminder to motorists and children about the dangers that exist outside the school bus. School buses are, by far, the safest way for kids of all ages to get to and from school.More