Congratulations to our Raffle Winners!

WINNERS: Basket 1- Pete Potts, SIDS Resources, Inc. Basket 2- Josie Adams, KCMO Health Department Basket 3- Diane McNichols, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment The Mother’s Day gift basket raffle at the MCHC Annual Meeting this morning netted a total of $250 in donations. THANK YOU to everyone who bought raffle tickets, and especially THANKS to everyone who donated items for the baskets! DONORS: Andre’s Confisserie Suisse: Andre’s chocolates Andre’s Confisserie Suisse, Overland Park: Gift certificate for 2 lunches Blue Bird Bistro: Gift certificate $75 Dillard’s Salon: Aveda hair products DuJuan Hord: Massage Envy gift certificate $80 Ruth Ellebracht: Hand-made Bath Bombs Shannon Williams: Hand-made Shadow Box “I Love You to the Moon” Anne Biswell: CD “Lullaby” soothing lullabies from around the world Susan’s Hair Studio, Mission: Gift certificate for haircut and style $50 Vanessa Meriwether: Middle Sister Malbec wine and 2 hand-engraved wine glasses Broadway Roasting Company (coffee): Gift certificate $20 Claire de Lune Lingerie Boutique Magnifique: Gift certificate $75 Hy-Vee 64th Street: Gift certificate $25 Thai Orchid Restaurant: Gift certificates, 2 @ $30 each An additional $150 has been donated for the Mother’s Day Campaign, bringing us $400 closer to our goal of $10,000 in unrestricted donations for the year. This leaves us a goal of $1,550 to finish up by Mother’s Day. These funds are used to pay for things like printing Resource Guides, purchasing cribs, car seats, Safe Haven signs and other materials that are not covered by grants. Please click here to donate in honor of a special person in your life, and help us provide these needed resources for our community. THANK YOU FOR YOUR...

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MCHC Annual Meeting “Upward Mobility of Mothers and Families” Fri. April 28, 2017

Mother & Child Health Coalition’s Annual Business Meeting:  Upward Mobility of Mothers and Families – The Success of the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative The MCHC Annual Business Meeting will include an overview of this past year’s work of the Coalition, and an opportunity for members to meet new and existing Board members.   We will showcase how one of the Coalition’s programs, the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative, has worked to improve the upward mobility of women and their families in our community, and will hear first-hand from some of its participants. Current, paid members of the Coalition will be eligible to vote for the new Board. If your membership needs renewing, or you are not yet a member, you’re invited to join today. Adding a fun, fund-raising element, in honor of Mother’s Day, we will raffle a fabulous GIFT BASKET of items to pamper yourself, or to celebrate a special woman in your life.   Tickets are $3 each, 2 for $5 and 5 for $12. We look forward to seeing you there. Please let us know you’re coming, and register to attend HERE Friday, April 28, 2017 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Saint Joseph Medical Center Community Center for Health & Education Abell, CSJ and McDonnell Education Rooms 1000 Carondelet Dr., Kansas City, MO 64114 Questions? Call  Paul at (816) 283-MCHC (6242) ext....

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Register Now for the 2017 MAIC Immunization Symposium

Registration is now open for the MAIC Symposium Friday, June 23, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center Participants REGISTER HERE MAIC SYMPOSIUM BROCHURE 2017 (click for a pdf) Would you like to EXHIBIT at the Symposium? Exhibitors click here to LEARN MORE  ...

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WEAR BLUE DAY April 7 – April Child Abuse Prevention Month Community Activities

ChildAbuseCalendar_April2017 Click the link above for a list of activities during the month of April around child abuse and neglect prevention. These were submitted by members of the Child Abuse Roundtable, a group dedicated to reducing child abuse and neglect in the KC metro area. Plan now to participate in one or more of these activities! MCHC Staff Wears Blue:  Join Citywide Statement Against Child Abuse Show your support for children and commitment to child abuse prevention by joining thousands of Kansas Citians in wearing blue on Friday, April 7. Register to participate in the 2017 Wear Blue Day.   Wear Blue Day 6th Annual Photo Contest: Take a photo of yourself or your group in blue and send it to wearbluekc@gmail.com. The photo with the most likes on the Prevent Child Abuse KC Facebook page on April 10, will win two tickets to an upcoming show at Sprint Center courtesy of KCP&L. Contest opens on Friday, April 7. VOTE for the MCHC staff picture...

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CSI: Child Safety Initiative Conference Tuesday, April 11

“Laying the Foundation for Safe Play for Kids” Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City MO 64110 This conference is joint-provided by Children’s Mercy and Mother & Child Health Coalition.  Registration is $60 per person and covers breakfast and lunch, continuing education credits for eligible attendees, and all conference materials. Register today: HERE Purpose of conference: Play is the work of children. We need to create safe play environments for children to promote healthy lifestyles through their lifespans, focusing on safe play at each developmental stage of childhood, This conference will: • Increase awareness of the importance of play in the physical, cognitive and emotional well-being of children • Promote increased access for safe play activities • Develop strategies to decrease risk of injuries at play • Enhance advocacy efforts for safe play in the home, school and community settings Continuing Education: • This educational activity has been awarded 6 contact hours. Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. • 6 Social Work CEUs will be provided to licensed social workers. Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Department of Social Work & Community Services has been approved as a Continuing Education Provider by the State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Successful Completion for continuing education credit: • Participate in conference presentations and activities • Sign in at beginning of the conference • Completion of electronic evaluation Registration Fee: $60 by April 6. NOTE: Payment CANNOT be accepted at Kauffman; all registration fees MUST be received in advance.  Cancellations must be received by April 6; After April 6 there will be a $15 cancellation fee. Click here for a brochure: 2017 Child Safety Initiative...

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