MAIC works to ensure that all of greater Kansas City’s children, adolescents and adults will be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.

MCHC_MAIC_logoHealthcare professionals recognize vaccines as the top medical achievement of the 20th Century. But despite all the progress that’s been made in this area, vaccine-preventable diseases—such as measles, mumps, pertussis, whooping cough, influenza, meningitis—are still around.

Although these diseases are serious and can be fatal, MCHC believes that no one should suffer or die from a vaccine-preventable disease.

 


 

How MCHC Helps

 

baby getting vaccineFounded in 1992, Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) works to ensure that all of greater Kansas City’s children, adolescents and adults will be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.

We build collaborative community partnerships that increase public awareness about the importance of immunizations, improve access to immunization services for metropolitan area families and provide a network for individuals and organizations who have a stake in immunizations.

Our activities include:

  • List of Back to School Clinics and immunization events in the KC metro area for August, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).
  • Bee Wise Immunize– Monthly 1/4 page ad published IN-KIND by the Kansas City Star, listing Health Department locations where immunizations are offered.
  • Annual Immunization Symposium where health professionals from around the region learn new research and best practices from nationally and locally recognized leaders in the field.
    • For links to the Power Points from the last Symposium, “#Talkin’ Vaccines,” June 23, 2017, click here.
  • Quarterly membership meetings to provide educational and networking opportunities.
  • Annual Awards meetings to recognize our community partners who are doing great work.
  • Distributing information about the benefits of immunization and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases at area health & safety and back-to-school fairs.
  • Providing information about immunization requirements for school entry.

 


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Contact

DuJuan Hord 

Immunization and Childhood Injury Prevention Coordinator

(816) 283-6242 Ext. 244

dhord@mchc.net