November 27 is #GivingTuesday 2018

Dear friends, members, neighbors and children’s advocates:  As you consider where your hard-earned dollars should go this #GivingTuesday, remember: this is why we keep doing what we do – we’re helping people to realize a brighter future by giving them the information and tools to make it happen. Your generosity will help the Coalition in our on-going efforts to improve the health of mothers and children in our community, provide a safe, new crib for infants to sleep in, educate families about passenger safety and provide car seats for those in need, help many more children to reach their first birthday, and so much more. With your kind gift, you will be giving families the chance to provide more of what their children need, and helping to give every child a healthy, safe start in life. We can do it together – Mother & Child Health Coalition and you. Thank you for your support! Susan McLoughlin, MSN, RN, CPNP Executive Director...

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MAIC Quartertly Meeting: Take the Three- Adolescent Vaccines” Dec. 5

Plan now to attend the Mid America Immunization Coalition’s fall Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday, December 5 at the KCMO Health Department. We’ll review where the Coalition has been and with your help, brainstorm on where we’re going from here. Dr. Angie Myers of Children’s Mercy will update us on the latest in adolescent immunizations. MERCK is providing lunch, so please REGISTER so we’ll be sure to have one for you. See you...

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VOTE on Tuesday, Nov. 6 Election Day 2018

Next Tuesday is the day to exercise your right and your responsibility to participate in the American democratic process. We live in a country where we have many rights and privileges, based on the concept of a participatory democracy. This means that an informed electorate (the people) have a duty to choose leaders who will serve their constituents while upholding the laws of the Constitution of the United States. This is a chance to choose leaders who will protect children, women and families in our communities. Take the time to read and become informed about the issues and candidates up for election on November 6 and then go and vote. Our future depends on it. Link to Kansas ballot information Link to Missouri ballot...

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Get your flu shot! 2018 Fall Flu Clinic Schedule

Fall Flu Clinics 2018 – 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 10/3 3:00-6:00 pm Kansas City KS Community College, Jewell Hall,7250 State Ave., KCKS 66112 7+ Wednesday/miércoles 10/10 9:00 am-12:00 pm Mexican Consulate, 1617 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 12+ Thursday/ jueves 10/18 3:30 – 5:30 pm El Centro, Family Night 1330 S. 30th Street, KCKS 66106 7+ Saturday/ sab 10/20 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Vietnamese Health Fair, Garrison Community Center 1124 E 5th Street KCMO 64127 12+   Tuesday/ martes 10/30 10:00 am-2:00 pm Donnelly College 608 N. 18th Street KCKS 66102 7+ Wednesday/ miércoles 11/7 8:30 am-1:00 pm Don Bosco at St. Anthony’s Church 309 Benton Blvd. KCMO 64124 12+   NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED – NO NECESITAS HACER CITA Supplies are limited. If you have insurance or Medicaid, a nursing student insurance card, a TriCare military ID, or are a veteran, the vaccine could be free with your card. The vaccine will be available for $35.00 – cash or check only. Los suministros 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.  For more information call (816) 283-6242 ext. 244, or email, dhord@mchc.net. To learn more 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...

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MCHC Quarterly Meeting – Annual Legislative Meeting Fri. Oct. 5

REGISTER HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCHCQ100518 “Social Determinants of Health and Evolving Policy Perspective” – There are many critical issues affecting families that are being decided by the legislative process. At this meeting we will hear from experts about some of the advocacy efforts taking place in Kansas and Missouri regarding major topics being determined at this time, and how these public policies affect our community health. This activity is presented by MCHC’s Legislative Advocacy Committee. Speakers will include Julie K. Brewer, Executive Director, United Community Services of Johnson County, Mary Sunshine-Delgado, MSN, RN, APRN, MCH-PC, Maternal Child Health Program Coordinator, Healthy First Steps, United Healthcare-Community & State/Kansas, and Ed Williams, Senior Manager of Marketing and Community Relations, Missouri Care/WellCare Health Plan, Inc. Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 8:00 -11:00 a.m. Kansas City Health Department 2400 Troost Ave., Multi-purpose Room Kansas City MO 64108 Goals of the Meeting: Describe how social determinants drive policy change. Learn about the advocacy efforts of Kansas and Missouri and their impact on maternal child health care. Network with...

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REGISTRATION CLOSED Mid America Immunization Coalition 2018 Symposium Oct. 26

The online registration for the 2018 MAIC Immunization Symposium, “Vaccines: What You Need to Know” is now CLOSED. If you would still like to attend, please call the office at (816) 283-6242 and press 0. This conference is joint-provided by Mother & Child Health Coalition and Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Friday, October 26, 2018 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Children’s Mercy Park 1 Sporting Way Kansas City KS 66111 Nurses: This educational opportunity has been awarded 5.5. 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 Registration is $65 before Sept. 28, and $75 after. The deadline is Oct. 19. If you have any questions, please contact: DuJuan Hord, MAIC Program Coordinator (816) 283-6242 ext. 244 dhord@mchc.net For more details, click here for the brochure:  MAIC SYMPOSIUM BROCHURE 2018...

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