Annual Legislative Program “The Changing Healthcare Landscape in Metropolitan Kansas City”

Friday, October 27, 2017 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Alex George Auditorium St. Joseph Medical Center 1000 Carondelet Dr. KCMO 64114 Goals of the Meeting: • Learn about the budgets of Kansas and Missouri and their impacts upon health care. • Understand the Child Health Insurance Program’s origin and current relationship to both states. • Understand how and why postpartum parental leave was extended in Kansas City, Missouri. • Network with colleagues to discern current and potential partnerships and/or advocacy opportunities on behalf of the health of children and families. Contact: Paul Cesare, Coalition Coordinator (816) 283-6242 ext. 239 pcesare@mchc.net Register at www.mchc.net Flier:  save the date Oct. 27...

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Job Opening: Bi-lingual KCHSI Outreach Worker

Position Title: Outreach Worker Position Summary:  The Outreach Worker will recruit pregnant women from the community for enrollment into the Kansas City Healthy Start program. The Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative (KCHSI).  KCHSI offers services and support for mothers, fathers, children and families in Jackson County, MO and Wyandotte County, KS before, during and after pregnancy. The KCHSI is a program of Mother & Child Health Coalition. Duties and Responsibilities:  Work with subcontracted site teams to determine prospective eligible pregnant women for recruitment and enrollment into the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative (KCHSI); Coordinate outreach for enrolling pregnant women in KCHSI with local shelters, WIC, local high schools and other partners; Provide information that will encourage eligible pregnant women to enroll in KCHSI; Distribute marketing materials at places where women of child bearing age congregate (grocery stores, laundromats, beauty parlors, nail salons, etc.) for recruiting pregnant women; Reach out via local media (radio/TV) and social media to help recruit participants; Assist with the planning and coordination of community baby showers with community partners; Assist the Community Health Workers with follow-up case management (but does not carry a case load); Document all outreach activity for data collection purposes; Participate in monthly KCHSI training activities and events, and Attend Mother & Child Health Coalition’s Quarterly Meetings and other designated meetings as required. Minimum Qualifications:  Bilingual English/Spanish required. The Outreach Worker should be very familiar with the community service area and urban neighborhoods, and comfortable working with a diverse population. Ability to work independently to achieve program goals. Education Requirement:  Must have High School Diploma or Equivalency. Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred. Supervision received from:  Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative Project Director. This is a full time position with competitive pay and benefits. To apply, send a letter of interest and a copy of your résumé to info@mchc.net. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT A COVER LETTER. Mother & Child Health Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer...

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Fall Flu Clinic Schedule 2017 – vacunas de influenza

Click here for a flier: 2017 ENG-SP MAIC Flu Clinics Schedule Final Fall Flu Clinic Schedule 2017 vacunas de influenza MO – ages 12 years and older/ mayores de 12 años KS – ages 7 years and older/ mayores de 7 años SEPTEMBER/SEPTEMBRE Date/Fecha Time/Tiempo Address/Dirección Age/Edad Thursday/jueves 9/14 11am-2pm Jack Reardon Community Center 520 Minnesota Ave, KCKS 66102 7+ Wednesday/miércoles  9/20 9am-1pm Donnelly College 608 N. 18th Street KCKS 66102 7+ Thursday/jueves 9/21 9am-12pm Don Bosco  at St. Anthony’s Church 309 Benton Blvd. KCMO 64124 12+ Thursday/jueves  9/21 3-5pm City Union Mission, Men’s Center 1108 E 10th Street KCMO 64106 12+ Thursday/jueves  9/28 5-7pm Don Bosco  at St. Anthony’s Church 309 Benton Blvd. KCMO 64124 12+    OCTOBER/OCTUBRE Date/Fecha Time/Tiempo Address/Dirección Age/Edad Tuesday/martes 10/3 9am-1pm Mexican Consulate, 1617 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 12+ Thursday/jueves 10/5 9am – 12pm Kansas City KS Community College, Jewell Hall, 7250 State Ave., KCKS 66112 7+ Friday/viernes 10/13 9am-1pm Mexican Consulate, 1617 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 12+ Thursday/jueves 10/19 3:30 – 5:30 pm El Centro, Family Night 1330 S. 30th Street, KCKS 66106 7+ Saturday/sab 10/21 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Vietnamese Health Fair, Garrison Community Center 1124 E 5th Street KCMO 64127 12+   NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED – NO NECESITAS HACER CITA Supplies are limited. If you have insurance or Medicaid, it’s free with your card. The first 50 uninsured people receive a free flu shot.  After that, vaccine will be available for $25.99 – cash or check only. Los suministros son limitados. Si tiene seguro o Medicaid, es gratis con su tarjeta. Las primeras 50 personas que no tienen seguro recibirán la vacuna gratuita. Después de eso, la vacuna estará disponible por $ 25.99 – efectivo o cheque solamente. For more information call (816) 283-6242 ext. 244, or email, dhord@mchc.net  To learn more tips on how to prevent the flu, go to www.cdc.gov/flu. #VaccinesWorkKC! Mid America Immunization Coalition is a program of Mother & Child Health Coalition. SPONSORED  BY : Mother & Child Health Coalition, Walgreens Pharmacies and the US Department of Health and Human Services, Region...

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Apply for the “Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award”

The Business Case for Breastfeeding Supporting breastfeeding employees is good for business. Employers who provide a supportive environment to help women continue breastfeeding after childbirth enjoy many proven benefits that directly affect their bottom line.  These include: Lower health care costs Lower turnover rates Lower absenteeism rates Higher employee productivity and morale Positive public relations in the community as a “family friendly” business We invite your company to join the hundreds of breastfeeding-friendly companies across the United States, in the state of Missouri and in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area that have implemented lactation support programs and experienced bottom-line benefits. The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department and Mother & Child Health Coalition are currently collaborating as part of a grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to identify employers who support breastfeeding mothers as they return to the workplace.   Mother & Child Health Coalition is working with B.E. Education Group, LLC to implement and encourage employers to participate in this important worksite initiative.   This initiative can be a win-win for both your company and your employees, by establishing a worksite lactation support program as part of your company’s health benefit program. To view the criteria or to apply for the “Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award” complete the application and submit it to the email address shown on the form. Please click here for a list of Missouri businesses that have already been recognized as a “Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace.”   If you’d like more information on how you can receive this award designation, and free assistance to help your new mothers and their families adjust to balancing work and family through support and encouragement, please don’t hesitate to call or email us at the numbers below. Contact: Barbara Wiman, BSN, President B.E. Education Group, LLC Barbara@beeducationgroup.com 913-764-2163 ** This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Preventive Health and Healthy Services Block Grant CFDA Number 93.758.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by CDC, HHS or the U.S....

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AGENCIES PARTNER TO PROMOTE SAFETY AS KIDS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL

  NEWS  RELEASE  –  August 9, 2017                                                                                      #2017-26   FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE    CONTACT:     Technical Trooper Stephen La Row, KHP, (785) 296-6800 Cherie Sage, Safe Kids Kansas, (785) 296-1223 Brianna Landon, KDOT Communications Director, (785) 291-3956   Safe Kids Kansas, KDOT, KHP urge parents to talk to kids about pedestrian safety & more before class begins   Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes, and sports tryouts, parents may not think about certain safety issues. Safe Kids Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation, and the Kansas Highway Patrol want to remind parents to talk to their children about how to stay safe.   As children head back to school, it’s a good time to talk about pedestrian safety.  Nearly 500 child pedestrians (ages 0-19) are killed when hit by vehicles each year, and thousands more are injured.  It’s just as important to talk to your teenagers about pedestrian safety as it is your younger children. While there has been a downward trend in pedestrian deaths over the past 20 years nationally, there has been a 13 percent increase among teenagers since 2013. In fact, teens now account for half of all pedestrian deaths among children 19 and under.   “Distraction is a problem for both drivers and pedestrians,” said Cherie Sage, Safe Kids Kansas. “If your student is walking or biking to school, be sure to stress the importance of putting electronic devices away, especially before crossing busy streets or navigating traffic in parking lots. And, adults need to follow our own advice. Give the road your full attention so you can watch for school zones and kids biking and walking to school.”   Safe Kids Kansas recommends the following tips for back to school.   Put devices down while crossing the street and getting onto or off of the bus. One in five high school students cross the street while distracted by technology. Teach your kids to put devices down, look up, listen, and make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. If your kids ride a bus, teach them only to use devices while on bus, and not while waiting on, or exiting the bus.   Walk with your kids to the bus stop and wait with them until it arrives. Tell kids to stand at least five giant steps back from the curb, and to line...

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August Back-to-School Immunization Events

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