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Mid America Immunization Coalition Quarterly Meeting, Wed. June 5

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:30 a.m.  –  1:00 p.m.* Kansas City Health Department 2400 Troost Avenue Kansas City MO 64108 Agenda: State vaccination updates: Phil Griffin, Deputy Director Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention – Kansas Jennifer VanBooven, Chief Bureau of Immunizations – Missouri MMR vaccine recommendations & Hepatitis A outbreak and recommendations: Lisa Hubbert, Epidemiology Specialist Communicable Disease Prevention/ Public Health Preparedness, Kansas City Health Department Group discussions of MAIC Focus Areas: Adult vaccines; Child vaccines; Membership and Social media outreach. *Lunch will be provided by Pfizer.  In order to get an accurate count, register HERE ALSO mark your calendar now for the annual MAIC Symposium Friday, October 25, 2019 Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS   Questions? Contact DuJuan Hord, MAIC Program Coordinator dhord@mchc.net (816) 283-6242 ext. 244...

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 Board of Directors

We offer a hearty thank-you to the Board members who have completed their terms of service. We greatly appreciate the time, energy and expertise that you shared with Mother & Child Health Coalition over this past term: Dan Ryan (secretary), Hayat Abdullahi, Scott Anglemyer (co-chair, Pregnancy, Infant and Child Health committee) and Jamie Katz (chair, Metro KC Youth Collaborative). Thank you so much for all you have done to support MCHC! 2019 -2020 Officers  Jovanna Rohs, PhD –  Director of Early Learning and Head Start/Mid America Regional Council (MARC)  – Chairperson and Chair of Board Executive Committee  Stephanie Seger, MSW, MA – Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics – Chairperson Elect and Chair of Bylaws Committee  Audrey Dunkel, JD – Kansas Hospital Association – Past Chairperson and Chair of Board Planning and Nominating Committees  Samantha Collinson, MSN, APRN, CNM – (NEW) Truman Medical Center-Lakewood Family Birthplace – MCHC Board Secretary and Chair of Board Development Committee  Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat, PhD, RNC, IBCLC – Graceland University, School of Nursing –  MCHC Treasurer and Chair of Board Finance Committee  Tracy Russell – Mother & Child Health Coalition – Executive Director and Ex-Officio member 2019-2020 Members  Sean Anderson – Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness  Raymond Daniels, EdD – (returning) Retired Superintendent USD 500, Community Advocate from Kansas  Terri English – The Family Conservancy  Audrey Hill, MPA – (returning)  Saint Luke’s Health System – Co-Chair of Policy and Advocacy Committee  Willy Pegues IV – Truman Medical Centers  Dr. Tamela Ross-Davis, PhD – Beyond Limitations Counseling, Encompass Medical Group  ...

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MCHC Community Resource Guide to be Discontinued

The bad news is that after more than 20 years of publication, the MCHC Community Resource Guide will no longer be published. This will be disappointing to our many, many users but with the cuts to the Kansas City Healthy Start budget over the last several years, it is no longer possible to support the project. There is a pdf version that was updated in 2018 available on the website at https://mchc.net/resources/ And the good news is, that under the leadership of folks at United Way 211, a group of community leaders are working on creating a metro area-wide data base that will be available to all online. The goal is to develop a user-friendly, convenient and comprehensive system that will allow users to access and update information about services.  We will share more about this as it becomes available. Anne Biswell...

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MCHC Annual Meeting and Election Friday, May 3

“The Mother & Child Connection: A Forum on Infant and Maternal Mortality” Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Kansas City Health Department – Biery Auditorium 2400 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108 8:00       Registration, Coffee and Connections 8:30       Welcome and Business Meeting– Jovanna Rohs, Ph.D., Chair Elect, Mother & Child Health Coalition *Approve Minutes from January 25, 2019 Quarterly Meeting * Election: Approve Slate of Nominees for the Board of Directors Awards Presentation Election Results 8:20       Spoken Word Poetry Presented by Natasha Ria El-Scari 8:45      Mother & Child Health Coalition Executive Director Report – Tracy Russell 9:15       Safe Haven for Newborns – Anne Biswell 9:35       Infant Mortality in Greater Kansas City – Jennifer Allen and Katherine Campbell, FIMR 10:15     Lived Experience Story Presented by Flor Campo Estrada 10:45    Maternal Mortality in Greater Kansas City – Dr. Traci N. Johnson, MD, FACOG, Truman Medical Center 11:30    Question and Answer Panel 11:50    Closing, Evaluation and Healthy Start Celebration 12:00    Adjourn Please register for this event...

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Cervical Cancer. It’s a terrible thing, but it’s preventable

Cervical cancer can be deadly, but it can be prevented. Get screened. Get yourself AND your kids vaccinated for Human Papillomavirus   Both boys and girls and even adults up to age 45 are now eligible to get the vaccine. Watch the story of Lady Ganga: Nilza’s Story  https://vimeo.com/263927102 Please share this story with people you...

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