CANCELED – Creating a Trauma-Informed Business June 28

THIS MEETING IS CANCELED.   What:   Metro KC Youth Collaborative                 Theme: Creating a Trauma-Informed Business                 FREE Educational Event – Open to the Public                 When:   Wednesday, June 28, 2017                9 – 11 a.m. Where: Northeast Johnson County Office              Room 500                6000 Lamar              Mission, KS 66202 Paul Cesare Coalition Coordinator Mother & Child Health Coalition 2340 E. Meyer Blvd., Bldg. 1,  Ste. 216 Kansas City, MO 64132 T: (816) 283-MCHC (6242) ext. 239 F: (816) 283-0307 pcesare@mchc.net AGENDA:...

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MCHC Quarterly Meeting Fri. July 28

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Kansas City Healthy Start Hosts Regional Conference

The Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative (KCHSI) served as host for the 2017 Healthy Start Regional Meeting June 8 and 9 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in Kansas City.  The Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start project, located in Sikeston, MO served as co-host. Coordination and planning of this two-day meeting was provided under the leadership of the Healthy Start grantor’s Project Officer, and staff of the EPIC Center.  Generous sponsorship for the conference included Missouri Care and March of Dimes.  Attendees represented Healthy Start staff from Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas and of course Missouri. Councilman Harold Johnson, representing the Mayor’s office in Kansas City, KS, provided a warm welcome to the attendees. With a focus on reducing infant mortality, Healthy Start projects provide care coordination and case management services to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 2.  This annual meeting is convened to allow Healthy Start program staff in Region VII, representing five of 100 Healthy Start programs across the United States, to share strategies, participate in skill building activities and learn about tools that will enhance the services of the projects in their communities. A concurrent session was held for participants enrolled in the Healthy Start program. A panel of speakers presented information to the participants on oral health, the importance of including fathers in a child’s life, and Wyandotte County’s WIC program. Additionally, Ebony Peterson shared her personal experiences as a former program participant and current Community Health Worker for KCHSI, and Jose Quiroz shared information regarding the benefits of Missouri Care membership. The Evaluation Team created a very informative poster to showcase the successes and activities of the KCHSI program: HS_Poster_Conference_2017_5.27.2017 Approximately 125 people attended over the 2-day period. Feedback received from those in attendance indicated they’d had a valuable learning experience. Submitted by: Jean Craig, PhD Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative Program Director (816) 283-6242 ext. 225...

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Update: 16 Child Heatstroke Deaths Reported This Summer

The weather is heating up, and so is the danger that a child will die in a hot car. In fact, 11 children have already died so far this year: A boy, 1 year, died Feb. 6 in Pinecrest, Florida A boy, 2 years, died Feb. 28 in Brandon, Florida A girl, 3 years, died March 28 in Ville Platte, Louisiana A boy, 19 months, died April 5 in Pleasanton, West Virginia A boy, 1 year, died April 4 in Vestavia, Alabama A boy, 23 months, died April 14 in Burleson, Texas A boy, 5 months, died May 20 in Caldwell, IN A boy, 2 years, died May 26 in Weatherford, TX A girl, 1 year, died May 26 in Weatherford, TX  A boy, 1 year, died June 7 in Kerrville, TX A girl, 2 years, died June 7 in Kerrville, TX A boy, 6 years old, died June 12 in West Memphis, AR A boy, 7 months, died June 23 in Houston, TX A boy, 3 years, died June 23 in Fort Worth, TX A girl, 10 months, died June 23 in Twin Falls, ID A boy, 2 years, died June 24 in St. George, UT Heatstroke deaths are not rare, isolated tragedies.  In an average year, an innocent child dies of heatstroke in a vehicle once every ten days.  Safe Kids Metro KC wants to make sure that no child has to die this way.  One way to do this is to share the message with everyone, and everywhere possible, because one of the biggest challenges is that nobody thinks this could ever happen to them. But it can happen to anyone. According to www.safekids.org, almost 800 children have died in these preventable tragedies since they started keeping track in 1990.  An average of 37 children die needlessly every year from vehicular heatstroke. In 2016 a total of 39 children died across the United States. In the majority of cases, a loving, responsible parent or caregiver actually forgot that the child was in the car.  The next most common reason is that the child got into the vehicle on their own and was unable to get out. “A child’s body absorbs more heat than an adult’s. A temperature of 107 degrees is lethal to a little child,” explains DuJuan Hord, Safe Kids Metro KC Coordinator.  “Parents and caregivers can help avoid this unthinkable tragedy by learning some new habits...

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2017 Immunization Symposium #Talkin’ Vaccines

Mid America Immunization Coalition & Children’s Mercy Kansas City present The 2017 Immunization Symposium #Talkin’ Vaccines This conference is joint-provided by Mother & Child Health Coalition (MAIC) and Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Friday, June 23, 2017 7:30 a.m.—4:15 p.m. Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center 18011 Bass Pro Drive Independence MO 64055 ACCREDITATION Nurses: 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. Successful completion for contact hours: – Participate in conference activities – Sign in at beginning of the conference – Complete conference electronic evaluation PROGRAM  ACCESSIBILITY: We accommodate persons with disabilities. Mid America Immunization Coalition is committed to providing programs and activities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital or parental status and, to the extent  covered by the law, age or veteran status. Call us if you have special needs: (816) 283-6242 ext. 244 PURPOSE & TARGET Vaccines are widely available; however, every year in the United States, approximately 42,000 adult and 300 child deaths are due to vaccine-preventable diseases. Barriers affecting rates and making our society more vulnerable to the diseases they prevent include lack of knowledge, cost, fear of pain, poor record-keeping, time/transportation issues and recent anti-vaccine messages. All of these barriers serve to make Mid America Immunization Coalition’s promotion of immunizations among the entire population of the metro area even more urgent, because if there is one thing we know, it’s that vaccines work. This multi-state symposium will feature local and national experts who will focus on the latest information relating to present and future immunization issues and ways to identify and implement communication and practice strategies to improve immunization rates, decrease vaccine hesitancy or refusal, and promote advocacy for immunizations throughout the lifespan. PROGRAM GOALS Identify effective strategies and tools to integrate into practice, that communicate the importance of vaccines. Update current knowledge of the impact of seasonal influenza and the importance of promoting vaccination. Integrate effective strategies to improve HPV vaccine uptake in practice. Build awareness of recommendations on the immunization schedule for special patient populations. Learn about practical aspects and educational resources for vaccines. AGENDA 7:30 – 8:15  a.m.   Registration / Exhibits 8:15– 8:30  a.m.   Welcome 8:30 – 9:30  a.m.   #Talkin’ Hesitancy Gary Marshall, MD   Professor...

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Child Safety Seat Inspections and Installations

Child Safety Seat Inspections and Installations  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Raytown EMS 10020 E 66th Terrace Raytown, MO 64133 Raytown EMS certified Child Safety Seat Technicians and a Safe Kids Missouri CSS technician will be available to inspect and install child safety seats, and talk about safety of infants and children. For information contact Kim at (816) 737-6030  kimj@raytonw.mo.us  OR DuJuan Hord, Safe Kids Metro KC Coordinator, at (816) 283-6242 ext. 244...

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