Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
MCHC Annual Legislative Meeting
"Children's Health and Well-Being:
A Priority for Bi-State,
Metropolitan Kansas City"
Overland Park Marriott
10800 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66210
Registration will be open soon.
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"Invisible Threat" Fim Screening
Sept. 10, 2014
Report on Channel 41
National DEA Drug Takeback Day
is Saturday, Sept. 27th.
to find a location near you where you can drop off your unwanted medications.
MCHC is one of the local organizations stepping up to promote the
Talk, Read, Play KC initiative.
THANKS to MoDOT and KC SCOUT
for posting the Where's Baby? message
on their highway signs:
August was National Breastfeeding Month!
Kudos to all our partners who have been awarded our
EMPLOYER SUPPORT FOR NURSING MOTHERS AWARD
To nominate your organization for the award, submit an APPLICATION here..
MCHC, Safe Kids want to prevent hot car deaths in the metro.
July 31, Heatstroke Prevention Day
Regina Weir demonstrated how hot the inside of a car can get. Outside temp: 88; inside temp: 114. Where's Baby? Look Before you Lock! Current Hyperthermia DATA
MCHC Quarterly Meeting, July 18:
The infant mortality rate in the metro area is down, but still too high, especially in the black community.
Stefani Fontana, KCUR Reports
Above: Dr. Mary O'Connor
and Dr. Jinwen Cai.
The Affordable Care Act May Help More Mothers in Missouri and Kansas to Breastfeed Successfully.
Child Heatstroke Season Has Begun - Twenty-seven (27) kids have died
across the US so far this year.
IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE.
Current Hyperthermia DATA
KCTV5: "Danger of Kids in Hot Vehicles"
KMBC: "The pain of leaving a child in a car."
Thanks to everyone who participated in
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH!
Missouri Child Abuse Hotline:
Kansas Child Abuse Hotline:
Human Trafficking Resource Center:
Find out about
on the Insurance Exchange.
BUTTON BATTERY DANGER
Many toys and devices contain
that pose a serious danger to small children.
Safe Kids Grant for Cribs
Help Reduce Infant Mortality in
Support our partner,
Buckle in every child, every time!
Click here for a list of car seat
in the metro area.
on Infant Mortality
with Susan McLoughlin;
The Rewards and Challenges
Nominate an Employer for the
Employer Support for
Nursing Mothers Award
Congratulations to all our
current award recipients!
Questions about the
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT?
Blue Springs High School's
Wildcat TV Special Edition-Human Trafficking episode
Pregnant or have a new baby? Sign up now for text4baby! From your cell phone, send a text message with the word "baby"
(or "bebe" for Spanish) to 511411
OR you can sign up here: http://www.text4baby.org/
Are your kids eligible for MEDICAID?
Find out and sign up HERE
SAFE HAVEN for NEWBORNS
is a CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION STRATEGY
Debby Howland, Child Abuse Roundtable, part 1,
Debby Howland part 2;
Susan McLoughlin and Debby Howland;
CASA: A Child Abuse Survivor
Tells His Story
Safe Haven video interview
shown on Ch. 2: LINK.
TO CURE VIOLENCE YOU MUST INTERRUPT IT AND CHANGE BEHAVIORS!
Resource for Health Information:
Kansas Health Matters website.
Mother & Baby Health Special
TEN TIPS FOR A HEALTHY PREGNANCY
a collaboration between MCHC and Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City.
WE LOVE MOMS:
Want to help make a difference in someone's life? Donate to (y)our favorite cause:
Support Mother & Child Health Coalition - MCHC - when you search the Web
or shop online.
NOTE: The UPDATED 2014 RESOURCE GUIDE in English is now available. Place Order.
(Only the 2011 edition is available in Spanish at this time.)
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(816) 283-6242 ext. 0
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