KRHIS Notice

Date Modified
01/23/2008
Date Sent
01/23/2008



Subject:

Primary Care Clinic Pre-Application Conference



Contact:


KDHE Contact:

Dear Clinic and Health Center Partners:

If you have not already registered, please join with staff of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Primary Care Office  and Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU) to receive information and instructions on preparing applications for state grants to community-based primary care clinics for State Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009).  

Title: Primary Care Clinics' Application Instructions
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

Register online at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/719989267

In 2006, the thirty-one clinics now receiving state funds reported caring 78,189 uninsured patients. If the new Kansas estimates of uninsured are around 300,000, that means the state-funded clinics are now serving approximately 25% of the uninsured. The safety-net can also demonstrate leadership in Kansas health system improvement in other ways.

"The medical home concept is one of the 21 health reform objectives that will be considered this year by the Kansas Legislature," said Roderick L. Bremby, Secretary of KDHE. "We are proud to provide financial and technical support to the primary care clinics and health centers who offer an affordable medical home to more than 115,000 Kansans. We believe that all Kansans are better served if they have a medical home from which to coordinate and facilitate access to care, especially for the uninsured or underserved persons and those with Medicare and HealthWave who cannot find a private provider in the health care marketplace."

The primary care medical home coordinates patient-centered care and individual health care planning. This year, we want to assist your clinic to set goals to make this happen. The service protocols for patients should be oriented toward improvement of health literacy, prevention instruction, nutrition and fitness, tobacco avoidance, smoking cessation, and case management, as well as early and regular screening for cancer and chronic diseases.

NOTICE: We currently have 21 registrations and the calls are limited to 25 participants. If you are not able to register for this call because of "space" limitations, a second offering of this session is being organized. You will receive be receiving notice soon in the coming days regarding the opportunity to register for this repeat of the Pre-Application Webinar on the following day, Thursday, February 7, 2008 from 2:00 - 3:00

The grant application instructions were mailed to existing grantees.  However, application instructions and forms are also available electronically on  the Office of Local and Rural Health website in the Aid to Local Document Library:  http://www.kdheks.gov/doc_lib/index.html

Participants will view material on the internet while participating by phone using a "webinar" format.  You will receive instructions from KAMU and KDHE staff on coordination of the state grant application and the Dental Hub application.  Questions and comments are welcomed.

Additional materials may be sent to you by email prior to the Webinar.

If you have questions, please feel free to email or call.
Robert Stiles
Primary Care Clinic Coordinator
KDHE Office of Local and Rural Health
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 340
Topeka, KS  66612                     Phone: 785-368-8110
rstiles@kdhe.state.ks.us