Did you know that YOU can make an impact on cancer prevention just by focusing on meaningful practice change? It’s true. In fact, for over eight years the Ohio Department of Health, the American Cancer Society, and the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has provided primary care practice teams with a personalized, cancer prevention training experience that has seen remarkable results in the prevention of cancer. Just last year, the OAFP had 75% of its practice teams in the 2017 Quality Improvement Summit achieve or exceed an 80% screening goal.
These outstanding outcomes led to the OAFP being recognized with the 80% by 2018 Award by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable for this program!
Now’s your chance to be a part of this nationally recognized program but hurry, spots are filling up fast!
During the 2018 Quality Improvement Summit on Saturday, April 7, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, physicians and their care teams have the opportunity to select one of our two cancer prevention tracks – Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection or Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement. Currently, there are only two spots remaining in the Colorectal Cancer track and six left in the Breast & Cervical track.
We know, making practice change can seem daunting but we are here to help and with the past achievements of this training, we have no doubt you’ll find success in improving patient outcomes too!
Since most remaining spots available are in the Breast & Cervical Cancer track, here is a little more information about that area of focus. We know that many family medicine practices might not see as many patients for these areas, but they are so important nonetheless. The online tool that participating practices will use in this program has multiple interventions you can choose from to meet program goals. You choose which age range you want to focus on (women age 21-26 or women age 50-65), allowing for flexibility in this track.
From focusing on improving vaccination rates for HPV in young women to educating team members and patients about appropriate screening intervals for mammograms, there really is something for every family medicine practice!
Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on this nationally recognized quality improvement program – secure your spot today!
- Free registration for up to four members of the care team to attend the Summit.
- Travel reimbursement for each team member attending the Summit.
- American Academy of Family Physicians Live Prescribed continuing medical education (CME) credits for participation in the summit (5 CME credits). These are transferable to all members of the care team.
- A $250 stipend for each team that completes the chosen topic’s online module and any additional data collection requirements.
- After completion of the chosen module, physicians will earn ABFM Family Medicine Certification Performance Improvement Activity credit and an additional 20 AAFP CME credits.
If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Director of Events and Foundation Programs Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.742.7327.