MCHC 2018-2019 Annual Report

The Annual Report for the fiscal year of April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019 is now available. To view the report, please click here: 2018-2019 Annual Report Final

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MAIC Fall Flu Clinics Underway: Say BOO to the FLU!!

Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) is once again holding a series of flu clinics across the metro area to try and reduce the burden of influenza on the community. Every year, an average of 32,000 people in the U.S. die from complications resulting from the flu. Last year was even worse, and this year is expected to once again be a bad year. Getting an annual flu shot is one of the best ways to keep from becoming sick. It is also recommended to wash hands frequently, and to stay home when you’re sick. The more people who get a flu shot and practice good health hygiene, the stronger the herd immunity will be. That’s when the majority of the people are immunized, and so everyone, including the more vulnerable populations (the elderly, the immune-compromised, and those under the age of 6 months) are protected. Two local TV stations covered the clinic on Oct. 16 at the Don Bosco at St. Anthony’s on Benton Blvd: Charlie Keegan with Channel 41 and Kelly Eckerman with Channel 9 Many thanks to both for helping spread and word and keeping the community healthy! Have you had YOUR shot yet?  Check with the health department, your local health clinic, or your private health provider, Walgreens or CVS, and get yours as soon as you can.  Do it for yourself, your family, your co-workers and your community. Before Halloween is a good rule of thumb. Say BOO to the FLU! For details and a schedule of upcoming clinics CLICK HERE. MAIC is a program of Mother & Child Health Coalition/Nurture KC. Starting November 1 MCHC will have a new name and new address MCHC will become Nurture KC and the staff is moving to 1111 West 39th Street KCMO 64111 www.NurtureKC.org Coming...

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Fall Flu Clinic Schedule

Fall Flu Clinics 2019 / vacunas de influenza MO – ages 12 years and older/ mayores de 12 años KS – ages 7 years and older/ mayores de 7 años Date/Fecha Time/Tiempo Address/Dirección Age/Edad Wednesday/ miércoles 10/2   3:00-6:00pm Kansas City KS Community College, Jewell Hall, 7250 State Ave., KCKS 66112 7+ Friday/viernes 10/11 9am-12pm Mexican Consulate, 1617 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 12+ Saturday/sab 10/12 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Vietnamese Health Fair, Garrison Community Center 1124 E 5th Street KCMO 64127 12+   Wednesday/ miércoles 10/16   8:30am-1pm Don Bosco at St. Anthony’s Church 309 Benton Blvd. KCMO 64124 12+ Thursday/ jueves 10/17 3:30 – 5:30 pm El Centro, Family Night 1330 S. 30th Street, KCKS 66106 7+ Friday/viernes 10/18 9:00am-1:00pm Donnelly College 608 N. 18th Street KCKS 66102 7+ Wednesday/ miércoles 10/30 3:00-5:00pm Center of Grace 520 S. Harrison Street, Olathe, KS 66061 7+  NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED – NO NECESITAS HACER CITA A limited supply of free vaccines will be available for those with no insurance. We ACCEPT: most insurance or Medicaid, nursing student insurance card, TriCare military ID, or active veteran status. Otherwise, vaccine will be available for $35.00 – cash or check only. First come, first served! Los suministros gratis son limitados. Si tiene seguro o Medicaid,  seguro de estudiante de enfermería, TriCare identificación militaría, o veterano podría ser gratis. Si no tiene tarjeta la vacuna estará disponible por $35.00, efectivo o cheque solamente. Primero llegado, primero servido! For more information call (816) 283-6242 ext. 244, or email, dhord@mchc.net. To learn 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 the US Department of Health and Human Services, Region VII and...

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 The 2019 Annual Report on Child Deaths in Kansas (2017 data)

Thanks to our Safe Kids counterpart in Johnson County, Kansas, Katie Schatte for this information. The 2019 annual report on child deaths in Kansas (2017 data) is now available. You can access this report and previous years at this link: https://ag.ks.gov/media-center/annual-reports/child-death-review-board-annual-reports This information in invaluable when pulling grants together and writing community presentations. Safe Kids Johnson County would like to thank the Attorney General’s office, the State Child Death Review Board, and Director, Sara Hortenstine, for this important data that helps us to better understand the causes of death for children and focus our efforts to prevent these fatalities. Katie Schatte, Safe Kids Coordinator Safe Kids Johnson County Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Community Health Division 11875 S. Sunset, Suite 300 Olathe, Kansas 66061 913-477-8312 (O) 913-477-8053 (F) Katie.Schatte@jocogov.org...

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Job Opening: Program Manager, Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative

 Position Title: Program Manager, Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative (KCHSI) Position Summary: The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the KCHSI and works closely with key staff as a team for the implementation of the goals and objectives of the Healthy Start program. The Program Manager works closely with sub-contract site administrators and Community Health Workers (CHWs). The Program Manager is involved with grant management and assisting with the completion of timely and accurate reports to the Project Director, grantor and others as required.  The Program Manager works closely with the KCHSI Project Director and Project Evaluator. The Program Manager reports to the MCHC Executive Director/KCHSI Project Director.  Duties and Responsibilities: Work with key staff as a team to coordinate implementation of KCHSI’s goals and strategies. Provide direct supervision of the Healthy Start Outreach Worker (OW) and ensure that OW completes bi-weekly timesheets. Serve as the point of contact for the clinical portion of the Healthy Start supplemental grant. Assure provision of training for all direct line program staff to ensure ongoing professional Ensure that CHWs and OW comply with KCHSI policies and procedures. Monitor and make recommendations to KCHSI Project Director to address front-line program personnel issues with sub-contract site administrators. Coordinate and make recommendations for collaborative partnerships with potential Community Action Network (CAN), Memo of Understanding (MOU), and other community partners to promote the goals and objectives of the KCHSI, including identification and recruitment and participation of program participants within the target Represent KCHSI with community partnerships, state leaders, and elected Participate in bi-monthly meetings of the key KCHSI leadership staff, including the Project Director, Education & Health Promotion Coordinator, and the Financial Manager. Assist with the grant activities including collection of data, preparation and dissemination of program reports as necessary to meet specified requirements of program funding sources. Prepare monthly grantee template report with input from KCHSI Project Director, Financial Manager, Education and Health Promotion Coordinator and KCHSI Evaluator, to submit to the grant program officer and participate in periodic calls with grant program officer. Participate in quarterly meetings of the subcontract site administrators, KCHSI evaluator, and key KCHSI staff. Assist with the coordination, preparation and timely submission of the Healthy Start Competitive Grant Application and annual Non-Competing Continuation Application. Provide input for the KCHSI program Work with KCHSI Project Evaluator, subcontractors, and Project Director, to evaluate program effectiveness...

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BEE Sure to Get All Your Vaccines

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