August Back-to-School Immunization Events

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Safe Kids Metro KC to Co-Host 24/7/365 Event Sat. Aug. 26

Safe Kids Metro KC is one of the co-sponsors for this event and will be providing bike helmets, water bottles and bike reflectors.  We are going to be partnering with BIKEWALK KC who will provide safety education and certified bike helmet fitters.  Safety tips pertaining to bikes and other youth-based safety information and materials will be available. For more information, contact aking@wycokck.org OR dpjones@wycokck.org  ...

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Update 10-25-17: 40 Child Heatstroke Deaths Reported This Summer

40 children have already died so far this year: # Date City Temp Name Age 40 10/11/2017 Natalbany, LA 89° Daverick Michael Coffey 8 mo 39 9/25/2017 Birmingham, AL 87° Dra Kadyn Hudson 3 yr 38 9/11/2017 St. Louis, MO 81° Tate Mitchell 1 yr 37 8/31/2017 Metairie, LA 90° Claire Li 11 mo 36 8/28/2017 Milledgeville, GA 85° Cyrus Gray 6 mo 35 8/23/2017 Mason, OH 80° Sofia Aveiro 8 mo 34 8/21/2017 Mobile, AL 93° Kamden Johnson 5 yr 33 8/18/2017 Pensacola, FL 95° Jai’ner Barnes 3 yr 32 8/07/2017 Orlando, FL 93° Myles K. Hill 3 yr 31 8/04/2017 Luther, OK 86° Presley Walker 4 mo 30 7/29/2017 Phoenix, AZ 103° Josiah Riggins 1 yr 29 7/28/2017 Phoenix, AZ 101° Zane Endress 7 mo 28 7/28/2017 Reidsville, GA 97° Jakob Eli Camacho 3 yr 27 7/27/2017 Laramie, WY 84° Wyatt Woodrow Dixon 4 mo 26 7/25/2017 Portales, NM 93° Maliya Jones 22 mo 25 7/19/2017 Sumter, SC 91° Mekhi Rembert 1 yr 24 7/15/2017 Las Vegas, NV 114° Chase Lee 3 yr 23 7/15/2017 Delray Beach, FL 84° Khayden Saint Sauver 23 mo 22 7/14/2017 Gatlinburg, TN 91° Kipp Phillips 2 yr 21 7/8/2017 Chattanooga, TN 90° Kiara McCullough 11 mo 20 7/2/2017 Mary Ester, FL 89° Timothy Christopher McCoy 7 wks 19 7/1/2017 Mooresville, NC 90° Girl 3 yr 18 6/24/2017 St. George, UT 105° Abraham Royal 2 yr 17 6/23/2017 Twin Falls, ID 85° Natalie Ross 10 mo 16 6/23/2017 Ft. Worth, TX 101° Keandre Goodman 3 yr 15 6/23/2017 Houston, TX 96° Justin Huynh 7 mo 14 6/15/2017 Tucker, GA 93° Skylar Fowler 1 yr 13 6/12/2017 West Memphis, AR 88° Christopher Gardner 6 yr 12 6/7/2017 Kerrville, TX 87° Addson Overgard-Eddy 2 yr 11 6/7/2017 Kerrville, TX 87° Brynn Hawkins 1 yr 10 5/26/2017 Weatherford, TX 96° Juliet Ramirez 1 yr 9 5/26/2017 Weatherford, TX 96° Cavanaugh Ramirez 2 yr 8 5/20/2017 Caldwell, ID 75° Kyrae Vineyard 5 mo 7 4/14/2017 Burleson, TX 82° Kingston Jackson 23 mo 6 4/7/2017 Vestavia, AL 68° Christian Evan Sanders 1 yr 5 4/05/2017 Pt. Pleasant, WV 84° Abel Stephens 19 mo 4 3/29/2017 Carbon Hill, AL 84° Giuliana Susan Grace Ramirez 14 mo 3 3/28/2017 Ville Platte, LA 92° Addyson Bertrand 3 yr 2 2/28/2017 Brandon, FL 90° Jacob Manchego 2 yr 1 2/06/2017 Pinecrest, FL 82° Samuel Schnall 1 yr Previous Years:  2016,  2015,  2014,  2013,  2012,  2011,  2010,  2009,  2008,  2007,  2006,  2005,  2004,  2003,  1998 ‑ 2002   (The...

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“Sleep Safely, Sleep Soundly: Best Practices for Safe Sleep” Friday, July 28

“Sleep Safely, Sleep Soundly: Best Practices for Safe Sleep” For POWERPOINT presentations from this event visit the Meeting Notes & Links page: http://mchc.net/news-events/meeting-notes-links/  This activity is joint provided by Mother & Child Health Coalition and Children’s Mercy Kansas City Contact: Anne Biswell (816) 283-6242 ext. 226  abiswell@mchc.net    (816) 806-9929 cell Friday, July 28, 2017  8:00 -11:30 a.m. Kansas City Health Department 2400 Troost Ave., Biery Auditorium Kansas City MO 64108  KANSAS CITY: In 2016 there were 13 infant deaths associated with unsafe sleep practices in Jackson County alone. Following the ABCs of safe sleep can help protect infants. Babies should always sleep ALONE, on their BACK and in an empty CRIB.  Adequate sleep is a key part of any healthy lifestyle, and can benefit one’s entire well-being. Sleep helps your brain work properly. While you’re sleeping, your brain is preparing for the next day, forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information.  We often recognize the importance of safe sleep for infants and children, but neglect its crucial role in overall health for adults as well.  Please join us on Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Mother & Child Health Coalition’s Quarterly meeting to learn about best practices in safe sleep for good health and well-being for the entire family. Goodnight: The Importance of Sleep in Infants & Toddlers Age 0 – 2  – Njideka Osuala, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Children’s Mercy Hospital Infant Loss (SIDS) Resources – Cheryl Herzog Arneill, Community Educator and Pete Potts, Program and Bereavement Coordinator            Safe Sleep Task Force – Mary Jean Brown, MS, RNC, Mother & Child Health Coalition, Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) program coordinator.  Adult Sleep Presentation – Daniel Shippy, BS, RPSGT, Sleep Disorders Center- University of Kansas Health Center There is no cost to attend and the event is open to the public; however, registration is requested: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCHC072817 Continuing education credits are offered for nurses and social workers.  MCHC Mission: 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.  For more information please visit www.mchc.net To learn more about this meeting, contact Shannon Williams, at (816) 283-6242 ext. 251 or swilliams@mchc.net ###...

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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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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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