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

Thursday, Nov. 19 5:00 -6:30 p.m.
Shop at a store named STUFF to benefit MCHC
316 W. 63rd St. KCMO 64113

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FREE FLU CLINICS!

Bee Wise, Immunize!

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST
OF OUR CLINICS SCHEDULED

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Safe Kids Metro KC Quarterly Meeting:
DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION

Thurs. Nov. 20, 2014 9:00

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Spring 2015: 30 Year Celebration
of Mother & Child Health Coalition!

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PAST EVENTS

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

See MCHC Calendar for other
MCHC events,
committee meetings, etc.

For news about OUR PARTNERS' events, etc.,
go to the
COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

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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.

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and selected materials from past events.

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NEWS

Oct. 24 MCHC Annual Legislative Program Power Point presentations:
See MCHC Calendar

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MAIC and Walgreens Pharmacies
have provided almost 1,000
free flu shots so far! (GOAL: 3,000)
Check the left-hand column for MAIC's
other free clinics scheduled
around the metro area.
Bee Wise - Immunize!
(Click above for a list of
local health departments
offering immunizations.)
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Our partners are offering free flu shots, too:
OTHER LOCAL FREE FLU SHOT CLINICS

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WELCOME
New Benefactor Level Organization Member:
The Women's Clinic of Kansas City
THANKS for increasing your support!

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"Invisible Threat" Film Screening
Sept. 10, 2014

Report on Channel 41

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MCHC is one of the local organizations stepping up to promote the
Talk, Read, Play KC initiative.

READ MORE

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THANKS to MoDOT and KC SCOUT
for posting the Where's Baby? message
on their highway signs this summer:

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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..

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MCHC, Safe Kids want to prevent hot car deaths in the metro.

Regina Weir demonstrates how hot the inside of a vehicle gets

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

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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
MCHC

Above: Dr. Mary O'Connor
and Dr. Jinwen Cai.
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The Affordable Care Act May Help More Mothers in Missouri and Kansas to
Breastfeed Successfully.

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where's baby? look before you lock

2014 Child Heatstroke Season
Twenty-nine (29) kids have died
across the US this year.
Remember:
IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE.
Current Hyperthermia DATA

Videos:
KCTV5: "Danger of Kids in Hot Vehicles"

KMBC: "The pain of leaving a child in a car."

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WBD badge

Thanks to everyone who participated in
April 2014
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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GOT INSURANCE?
Find out about
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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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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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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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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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.

 

 

 



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