MCHC works with more than 200 community partners to promote wellness and advocate excellence in health care for area mothers and children. We also help to nurture and enhance the knowledge and capacity of the healthcare community so it can better serve the needs of mothers, children and families. We are the only bi-state organization that focuses on both maternal and child health.
Children are our future. That’s why Mother & Child Health Coalition (MCHC) believes that every child deserves a healthy start. It’s the best gift a community can give to its children and itself. MCHC focuses our energies on developing new community partners and enhancing current relationships with the business community and the population it serves.
MCHC serves as a catalyst, steering efforts toward a better community integrated service system with a major emphasis on health promotion and prevention services. Our efforts focus on increasing the availability, accessibility and utilization of health services, while decreasing health disparities between racial and/or socioeconomic groups.
MCHC programs address reducing infant mortality and providing better care for children in the Kansas City area through prevention, intervention and education.Read more
The Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative (KCHSI) offers services and support for mothers, fathers, children and families before, during and after the woman’s pregnancy.Read more
The FIMR program focuses on reducing infant mortality and health care disparities in the greater Kansas City community area.Read more
The Safe Kids Metro KC program works with community partners to prevent accidental injury and death to children 19 and under.Read more
MAIC works to ensure that all of greater Kansas City’s children, adolescents and adults will be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.Read more