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Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

December focus is obesity

AAFP

This month AAFP's Health is Primary campaign focuses on the epidemic of obesity. Please join in the efforts to raise awareness to your patients about obesity using this December Obesity Toolkit.

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

Hurry! Deadline to submit award nominations is December 30 

KAFP

Don't forget to nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2018 Kansas Family Physician of the Year! Get in your nominations for the following Kansas Academy of Family Physicians awards

KANSAS FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Each year the KAFP awards one family physician the title of "Kansas Family Physician of the Year" on the basis of describing the candidate’s most outstanding characteristics and contributions to community and family medicine.

EXEMPLARY TEACHING AWARD: KAFP also recognizes two Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award winners each year -- one in the Volunteer Category and one in the Full-time/Part-time category.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Established in 1997, this award honors extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts, both within and beyond the borders of the United States; and encourages AAFP members, their families and colleagues to assume a sense of global responsibility and to encourage service to others.  This award is not an annual award  but awarded when deemed deserving.

The deadline to receive all awards nominations is December 30, 2017.

For more information visit the KAFP Awards web page.

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

Don't miss the opportunity to advocate for Family Medicine: January 24

KAFP

You are invited to 2018 Advocacy Day! Registration is now open. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for a day full of legislative activities!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:30 a.m . - 5:30 p.m.
KMS/KaMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

Reception at Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612

Advocacy Day will energize you, as well as prepare and inform you about Kansas issues in the upcoming legislative session.  Immediately following Advocacy Day is a Reception for Legislators and Physicians at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel. The reception is an opportunity to mingle with the legislators, using the skills and applying the knowledge you learn during the sessions.  

As you prepare to attend Advocacy Day, you are encouraged to make appointments to visit with your representatives.  1:30 - 2:45 p.m. of the Advocacy Day schedule is open for attendees to meet with their representatives. Find your elected officials on AAFP.org.

Registration is FREE for residents & students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members.

The Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel has sleeping rooms available in a room block at the rate of $96/night plus tax for January 23 & 24; this rate is not guaranteed after January 5, 2017. To reserve a room, call the hotel directly at 785-431-7200.

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

Family Doctor of the Day volunteers needed

KAFP

The 2018 legislative session begins January 8! Please help us be prepared and sign up for an open date in January to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day. Current openings in January: January 11, 17, 18, 24, 30, 31. For a complete calendar listing and to sign up go to the KAFP FDOD web page. Or, contact Michelle Corkins at mcorkins@kafponline.org or 316.721.9005.

The Family Doctor of the Day program is an opportunity to network in Topeka, learn about the legislative process, perhaps attend part of a session or committee, and provide a much-appreciated service to legislators on behalf of KAFP.

If you are an active or resident member with a Kansas license, you are eligible to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) at the Statehouse during the legislative session.  The 2018 Legislative Session opens on January 8, 2018.

FDOD volunteers report to the Capitol Building 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.

If you have not participated before you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity. If you have served in the past, we thank you and welcome you back to serve again!

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 3–9

IAC Express

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 3–9, 2017. This event highlights the importance of continuing influenza vaccination throughout the season. Resources to encourage vaccination—in English and Spanish—including fact sheets, flyers, and posters, are available on CDC's website. Visit CDC's National Influenza Vaccination Week 

 

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

HOV4T Resource Library Update

AAFP

The Highlight on VACCINATIONS 4 TEENS Resource Library was developed to help you and your care teams educate teen patients and their families about the importance of receiving Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recommended vaccinations. The materials were just updated to reflect new national teen vaccination statistics. Access the Resource Library – which includes appointment reminders, videos, posters and more – at Vaccinations4Teens .

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

New CSN resources on the costs of childhood injuries

Children's Safety Network

In 2015, injuries caused 13,363 deaths in U.S. children and adolescents aged 0-19. In addition, injuries were responsible for 200,225 hospitalizations and almost 7.7 million emergency department (ED) visits in this population (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], WISQARS, 2017). One important way to understand the burden of childhood injuries is by looking at the costs of those injuries. Children's Safety Network's (CSN) infographics show the medical costs of childhood injury fatalities, hospitalizations, and emergency visits in 2015.

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017
Join the movement and give back

Your Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 28. #GivingTuesday is a great way to show your support to the
KAFP-Foundation.

In 2017, KAFP-Foundation will direct all gifts received on #GivingTuesday toward the Carol A Johnson MD Family Medicine International Mission Scholarship. This fund provides scholarships for Kansas family medicine residents to go on
an international medical mission. 

Help spread the word by sharing this statement on Facebook: "This #GivingTuesday I am supporting the KAFP-Foundation." 


Make a contribution today. All gifts are tax deductible.

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017

Advocate for your specialty

KAFP

You are invited to 2018 Advocacy Day! Registration is now open. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for a day full of legislative activities!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:30 a.m . - 5:30 p.m.
KMS/KaMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

Reception at Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612

Advocacy Day will energize you, as well as prepare and inform you about Kansas issues in the upcoming legislative session.  Immediately following Advocacy Day is a Reception for Legislators and Physicians at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel. The reception is an opportunity to mingle with the legislators, using the skills and applying the knowledge you learn during the sessions.  

As you prepare to attend Advocacy Day, you are encouraged to make appointments to visit with your representatives.  1:30 - 2:45 p.m. of the Advocacy Day schedule is open for attendees to meet with their representatives. Find your elected officials on AAFP.org.

Registration is FREE for residents & students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members.

The Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel has sleeping rooms available in a room block at the rate of $96/night plus tax for January 23 & 24; this rate is not guaranteed after January 5, 2017. To reserve a room, call the hotel directly at 785-431-7200.

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017

6 days in January needed for Family Doctor of the Day

KAFP

The 2018 legislative session begins January 8! Please help us be prepared and sign up for an open date in January to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day. Current openings in January: January 11, 17, 18, 24, 30, 31. For a complete calendar listing and to sign up go to the KAFP FDOD web page. Or, contact Michelle Corkins at mcorkins@kafponline.org or 316.721.9005.

The Family Doctor of the Day program is an opportunity to network in Topeka, learn about the legislative process, perhaps attend part of a session or committee, and provide a much-appreciated service to legislators on behalf of KAFP.

If you are an active or resident member with a Kansas license, you are eligible to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) at the Statehouse during the legislative session.  The 2018 Legislative Session opens on January 8, 2018.

FDOD volunteers report to the Capitol Building 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.

If you have not participated before you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity. If you have served in the past, we thank you and welcome you back to serve again!

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