Two Positions Now Open: Community Health Worker and FIMR Coordinator

We currently have two positions available, one full time and one part time. 1) Position Title: Community Health Worker (CHW) – 1 full-time position available The CHW is responsible for the care coordination and case management of families enrolled in the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative. Role & Responsibilities: Enrolls and case manages yearly at least 50 pregnant or postpartum women and their infants up to two years of age, and their families, on a home-visiting model Assists with the on-going care coordination to pregnant and postpartum women and infants up to two years and their families Administers depression screens to program participants and makes appropriate referral Assures referral and/or enrollment of program participants and their families in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act in greater Kansas City Develops a plan of care with the program participant and modifies plan when appropriate Provides assistance in locating, expediting, and coordinating medical and psycho-social services which are culturally appropriate Prepares monthly reports for the Evaluation Team Recruits program participants to participate in the Community Action Network Assists with providing referral resources to significant other males and fathers of the children enrolled in the program  Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in nursing Qualification Requirements: At least 5 years’ experience working in the maternal and child area Familiarity with the neighborhood services Experience with grassroots organizations and coalescing neighborhoods and their residents Ability to work effectively with project staff and to be a team player Capacity to maintain full confidentiality of program participant information and data  Minimum Qualifications:  The Community Health 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. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Supervision received from:  KCHSI Program Manager Full Time position with competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled.  To apply, send a letter of interest and a copy of your résumé to info@mchc.net MCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  The Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative is a program of Mother & Child Health Coalition. www.mchc.net   2) Position Title: Fetal Infant Mortality Review Coordinator Position Summary: This half-time position provides overall coordination and management of the Kansas City FIMR program. Reports To: Executive Director, Mother & Child Health Coalition The Kansas City Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (KC-FIMR) is a community process that continually assesses the service system and community resources for...

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Erica’s Story: Kansas City Healthy Start

Erica found KC Healthy Start to be the help she needed when she was pregnant. The free program offered just the kind of supports she needed to get through her pregnancy and have a healthy baby – two, in fact!  If you would like to see what kind of services Healthy Start can offer you, please watch Erica’s Story – 2015.  Learn more and APPLY FOR HEALTHY...

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You Can Help a Mom: Via Amazon!

The Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative offers services and support for mothers, children and their families before, during and after pregnancy. Help us fill our closets with items for mom, baby & child as rewards for completing goals and tasks that improve maternal and child health. Every baby deserves a Healthy Start!  KCHSI Wish List Link: http://a.co/2uQ3jEh To apply for the Healthy Start program, please CLICK HERE. Staff of Healthy Start at Swope Health Services, with moms in the program. (June...

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Kansas City Healthy Start Program at Swope Health

The KC Healthy Start program at Swope Health Center is there to help young mothers to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Learn more. Are you pregnant or do you have a baby under the age of two? To see if you qualify for Healthy Start, CLICK...

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Mid America Immunization Coalition Annual Symposium Fri. Oct. 26, 2018

Register now to attend the annual MAIC Symposium, “VACCINES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.” This meeting is joint-presented by Children’s Mercy Kansas City and Mother & Child Health Coalition. (MAIC is s program of Mother & Child Health Coalition.) Download a flyer: 2018 Symposium Flyer REGISTER TO ATTEND EXHIBITORS...

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