Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start

It is the best gift a community can give its children and itself. Mother & Child Health Coalition works together with community partners and families to promote wellness and advocate excellence in health care.

COMING EVENTS

MCHC Weather Policy: If the KCMO schools are closed due to weather conditions, then all MCHC meetings and activities are automatically canceled. If there is any doubt, please check the news for this information before you head out to any MCHC meetings.

(See Calendar for all coming events,
and selected materials from past events.)


SAVE THE DATE:

FREE! Monthly Childbirth Class
sponsored by KC Healthy Start -
open to all metro KC families.
This is a one-day, comprehensive class
held (usually) the third Tuesday of the month.

Next class: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
SPACE IS LIMITED
YOU MUST CALL
(816) 283-6242 ext. 252 to register!

Your partner is welcome to attend!

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MCHC Annual Meeting
Flier
Friday, April 25, 2014
REGISTER HERE

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Symposium 2014

2014 MAIC Immunization Symposium
Friday, June 27, 2014
To Register:
Attendees click HERE
Exhibitors click HERE

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PAST EVENTS

For copies of presentations shown at MCHC events,
go to the date on the MCHC Calendar.

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See MCHC Calendar for other
MCHC events,
committee meetings, etc.
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For news about OUR PARTNERS' events, etc.,
go to the
COMMUNITY CALENDAR

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS: please send items for the calendar to abiswell@mchc.net

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NEWS

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APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Don't Ignore the Signs
Report suspected abuse
MO 1-800-392-3738
KS 1-800-922-5330
Visit the Facebook page to see photos of everyone who committed to wear blue!
CLICK HERE for a calendar of CAP Month activities.
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Safe Kids Metro KC

We distributed information on WHERE TO GET YOUR CAR SEAT INSTALLED at the Snake Saturday Parade outside the North KC Fire Department, on Sat. March 15.
Safe Kids van

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VACCINE

Have you had your flu shot yet?
Find a clinic near you.

Peggy Breit, KMBC Channel 9
story re. FLU CLINC
on the 5:00 news.

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GOT INSURANCE?
Sign up now for
HEALTH INSURANCE

on the Insurance Exchange.
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BUTTON BATTERY DANGER
Many toys and devices contain
BUTTON BATTERIES
that pose a serious danger to small children.

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New Safe Kids Grant for Cribs
Aims to
Help Reduce Infant Mortality in
Wyandotte County

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Support our partner,
Happy Bottoms

Happy Bottoms

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INTERNATIONAL
WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

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September
INFANT MORTALITY AWARENESS Month
KKFI Interview 9-17-13

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Buckle in every child, every time!
Click here for a list of car seat
fitting stations
in the metro area.
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Kansas Report
on Infant Mortality
Interview
with Susan McLoughlin;
KDHE Report

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Breastfeeding:
The Rewards and Challenges

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AUGUST
IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH
Bee Wise, Immunize!
Click here to find a clinic near you.

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Breastfeeding Week Logo

Nominate an Employer for the
Employer Support for
Nursing Mothers Award
Application
Congratulations to all our
current award recipients!

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Questions about the
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT?

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Thanks to everyone who participated in
April 2013
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH!

Missouri Child Abuse Hotline:
1-800-392-3738
Kansas Child Abuse Hotline:
1-800-922-5330
Human Trafficking Resource Center:
1-888-373-7888
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County Health Rankings Show Healthiest and Least Healthy Counties in Every State - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
REPORT
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Blue Springs High School's
Wildcat TV Special Edition-Human Trafficking episode

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Text4Baby
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/

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Are your kids eligible for MEDICAID?
Find out and sign up HERE
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SAFE HAVEN for NEWBORNS
is a CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION STRATEGY

Radio interviews:
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.

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TO CURE VIOLENCE YOU MUST INTERRUPT IT AND CHANGE BEHAVIORS!
Must-see documentary 
THE INTERRUPTERS

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Resource for Health Information:
Kansas Health Matters website.

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Mother & Baby Health Special
TEN TIPS FOR A HEALTHY PREGNANCY
a collaboration between MCHC and Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City.

 

 

 


Know a mom who could use a little help? CLICK HERE to refer a friend to the
Kansas City Healthy Start program.

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NOTE: The MCHC Community Resource Guide is available in English and Spanish. Please call (816) 283-6242 for details on availability.

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