The King County Academy of Family Physicians (KCAFP) is a professional medical society dedicated to maintaining high standards of family medicine. Family medicine is the medical specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, all sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.
KCAFP Fall Member Meeting
Thursday Nov 4th Virtually from 7:00-8:30PM
Keep Girls Moving
PRESENTER: Sarah E. Lesko, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Board President, Bras for Girls
Sarah is committed to making sports and body movement accessible and welcoming for all; she believes in the power of sports to improve health, happiness, and equity.
After a collegiate running career, Sarah became a Family Doctor, practicing in the Community Health Center setting. Feeling the frustrations of the limitations of allopathic medicine, she returned to get her Masters in Public Health to be able to focus on community-based needs. In 2015 Sarah took a hiatus from practicing medicine to work with Oiselle, the women’s athletic apparel brand based in Seattle, WA.
In 2017, Sarah helped start Oiselle’s Bras for Girls program and shepherded its growth as well as its transition to a non-profit in 2021. Sarah is honored to serve this organization to help ensure that every girl has access to a well-fitting sports bra. Bras for Girls is the perfect blend of Sarah’s training, expertise, and passions.
Sarah earned a BA in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania, completed her residency in Family Medicine at USCF, and earned an MPH from the University of Washington. Sarah also coached middle school track and cross-country and witnessed first-hand how a sports bra can change a girl’s trajectory. Small supportive interventions have a big impact.
- Participants will be able to list and access King County Organizations that support girls' participation in physical activity
- Participants will be able to explain barriers to girls' participation in sports, and how to identify those risk factors in a doctor visit
- Participants will be able to list three known outcomes of increased youth participation in sports
AAFP Live Elective CME Credit will be applied for this event.
50th Anniversary of UW Family Medicine
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1971 founding of the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine. To mark the occasion, the department is planning a monthly virtual speaker series to highlight some of the graduates, alumni, and members of the UW and WWAMI family medicine community as well as their successes and the wisdom they have gained during their careers. The Department of Family Medicine at UW would like to invite all members of the local family medicine community to join these talks and looks forward to celebrating 50 years with their fellow FM colleagues! The schedule and registration information will be updated regularly for up-coming talks and can be found here:
COVID-19 in Washington State
The CDC guidance is constantly changing around COVID-19 as we see new variants appear around the world. Below are state links to resources available in our community:
If you have any additional resources you think we should highlight please contact KCAFP Chapter Executive David Wells.
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