May 5, 2019
MCHC Annual Meeting and Election
“The Mother & Child Connection: A Forum on Infant and Maternal Mortality”

January 25, 2019

MCHC Quarterly Meeting
“Helping Parents Understand The Impact of Digital Technology on Children and Teens”
Kelly Moore, MSW, LSCSW, LCSW
Amend Neurocounseling

Empowering Parents in the Digital Age
Courtney Adams, MBA
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Kansas City MO Public School District

December 13, 2018
Mid America Immunization Coalition’s Fall Quarterly Meeting
MAIC history to 2018

“Take the Three” Angie Myers, MD, MPH, FAAP, FPIDS
 Children’s Mercy Kansas City

October 26, 2018

Mid America Immunization Coalition’s Annual Immunization Symposium
“Vaccines: What You Need to Know”

This activity was joint-provided by Mother & Child Health Coalition and Children’s Mercy Kansas City

How Vaccines are Made


Update on Influenza 2018-19
Christopher Harrison, MD, FPIDS–Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Communicating about Vaccines
JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN — Centers for Disease Control

Adult Immunizations an Overview
Jennifer Frost, MD, AAFP – American Association of Family Practice

Vaccine Acceptance
Barbara Pahud, MD, MPH – Children’s Mercy Kansas City


October 5, 2018
MCHC Annual Legislative Advocacy Program: Social Determinants of Health and Evolving Policy Perspectives

This activity was co-hosted by the MCHC Legislative Advocacy Committee.

Keynote Address: Social Determinants of Health and Evolving Policy Perspectives
Julie K. Brewer, Executive Director, United Community Services of Johnson County

Kansas Issues: United Healthcare Healthy First Steps
Mary -Sunshine  Delgado  MSN, RN, APRN, MCH-PC
Maternal Child Health Program Coordinator, Healthy First Steps
United Healthcare -Community & State / Kansas

Missouri Issues: Missouri Care CommUnity Impact Model
Ed Williams, Senior Manager of Marketing and Community Relations
Missouri Care/WellCare Health Plan Inc.


July 27, 2018 MCHC Quarterly Meeting “Youth and Mental Health: Living in an Anxious World”
This activity was joint provided by MCHC and Children’s Mercy Kansas City. It was co-hosted by MCHC’s Metro KC Youth Collaborative and Pregnancy, Infant & Child Health Committee.

Partnering for Prevention: Children’s Mercy Kansas City and Blue Valley School District
Karen Mulligan, Children’s Mercy Hospital, School Social Work Manager

Teen Mental Health Campaign
Don Goldman, Jewish Family Services/Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition, You Be You

Youth and Adolescent Behavioral Health
Lori Wheelhouse, MA. LPC, LCPC, Community Clinical Manager, Tri-County Mental Health Services

June 6, 2018 Mid America Immunization Coalition Quarterly Meeting
“Kansas Measles Outbreak, 2018” 
Tiffany Wallin, RN Disease Investigator, Johnson County Department of Health & Environment

“Missouri Measles Outbreak, 2018”
Laura Kresl, MPH, Public Health Specialist II, Kansas City Health Department

(Links to presentations coming soon.)

May 11, 2018 MCHC Annual Meeting and Infant Mortality Forum
From Birth to One: Infant Health in Greater Kansas City” 2018 report on maternal and child health in the KC metro area.

EQUITY: A Dream Deferred Keynote presentation by Dr. Arthur James, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
May 11, 2018 Annual Meeting:  MCHC SLIDESHOW with photos of our moms.

May 3, 2018 Metro KC Breastfeeding Collaborative Quarterly Meeting
If you attended this meeting and completed an evaluation, click below for your certificate of attendance.
05-03-18 Certificate of Attendance BFC

March 7, 2018 Mid America Immunization Coalition, Quarterly Meeting
Bhumi Pathak, Pharm D, Field Medical Liaison, Glaxo Smith Kline: Adult Vaccines

Feb. 13, 2018 Pregnancy, Infant & Child Health Committee Meeting
If you attended this meeting and completed an evaluation, click below for your certificate of attendance.
02-13-18 Certificate of Attendance

Marianne Hamer, Rose Brooks Center “Intersection Between IPV and PD
Kristina Brown, CAPA “DV Child Development

Feb. 1, 2018 Metro KC Breastfeeding Collaborative
If you attended this meeting and completed an evaluation, click below for your certificate of attendance.
02-01-2018 Certificate of Attendance

October 27, 2017 MCHC Quarterly Meeting “The Changing Healthcare Landscape in Metro KC”

Missouri Budget Project – Brian Colby, Policy Director

Kansas Children’s Issues – KAC – Amada Gress, Director of Government Relations, Kansas Action for Children

Medicaid and CHIP – Judy Dungan, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Kids Win Missouri (formerly MO Children’s Leadership Council). PLEASE CONTACT MCHC FOR A COPY OF THIS PRESENTATION.

Keynote Presentation -” The Changing Healthcare Landscape in Metro KC” – Amy Hoyt, Health Insurance Counsel, Missouri Department of Insurance.

IF YOU ATTENDED the meeting and completed an evaluation, click here for your Certificate of Attendance: 10-27-17 Certificate

MCHC Quarterly Meeting “Sleep Safely, Sleep Soundly: Best Practices for Safe Sleep” – 
Friday, July 28, 2017

Goodnight: The Importance of Sleep in Infants & Toddlers Ages 0-2
Njideka Osuala, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Children’s Mercy Hospital

Safe Sleep for Babies
Cheryl Herzog Arneill, Community Educator, and
Pete Potts, Program and Bereavement Coordinator
Infant Loss Resources

MCHC Safe Sleep Task Force
Mary Jean Brown, MS, RNC
Mother & Child Health Coalition, Fetal Infant Mortality (FIMR) Program Coordinator

The Importance of Adult Sleep
Daniel Shippy, BS, RPSGT
Sleep Disorders Center- University of Kansas Health System

MAIC Symposium “#Talkin’ Vaccines”
Friday, June 23, 2017

#Talkin’ Flu: Influenza MAIC HO Jun17 Atkinson
William Atkinson, MD, MPH
Associate Director for Immunization Education,
Immunization Action Coalition

#Talkin’ Special Populations: MAC IZ IC patients – Pahud
Barbara Pahud MD, MPH, FAAD
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Infectious Disease Section

#Talkin’ Practical Aspects: file is too large to post. Please email us at abiswell@mchc.net if you’d like a copy.
Becky Prall, RN
Immunization Nurse Educator/AFIX Coordinator
Kansas Immunization Program


MCHC Annual Meeting “Upward Mobility of Mothers and Families – The Success of the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative”  — Friday, April 28, 2017

Speaker: Jean Craig, PhD, Director, Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative (KCHSI)
KCHSI PP FOR MCHC Jean Craig – 04-28-17

Speakers: Ashley Haden-Peaches, (KCHSI Rodgers Health Center) and Ahkeya Howard (KCHSI Swope Health Services), Lead Community Health Workers (CHW).
Prezi Slide show

Speaker: Ebony Peterson, CHW, Swope Health Services and former KCHSI participant.
Ebony Peterson-Healthy Start

Healthy Start Story: Charlotte Nelson video. Call MCHC for this video.

If you attended the meeting, you can click below to complete your certificate of attendance:

Pregnancy, Infant and Child Health Committee Meeting, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 
Speaker: Scott Anglemyer, Executive Director, Kansas Association of Community Action Programs.
Poverty, Community Action and Health” 

Mid America Immunization Coalition Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Slide show: Mumps  – Ellen Dorshow-Gordon, MPH, MT (ASCP), Epidemiologist, Jackson County Health Department

Metro KC Breastfeeding Collaborative Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, February 9, 2017 

Click here for a certificate of attendance: 02-09-17-Breastfeeding Collaborative Certificate-Of-Attendance

MCHC Quarterly Meeting: “Trauma-Informed Care: Theory and Practice in Metro Kansas City” Friday, January 27, 2017

Amethyst Place  Jessica Baeuchle, MS, LMFT, Family Support Therapist, Amethyst Place.

Trauma-Informed Care in Practice Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD, Director of Psychological Services & Research, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and Operation Breakthrough.

Overview of Trauma-Informed Care, Kate Pankey, Prevention Education Manger, Synergy Services

Annual Legislative Advocacy Meeting: “The State of the Child In Metropolitan Kansas City”  Friday, October 28, 2016

child-and-family-system-transformation  Tim Decker, Director, Missouri Children’s Division

invest-in-missouri-mo-budget-project  Amy Blouin, Executive Director, Missouri Budget Project

early-childhood-education-ryh4k  Reggi Rideout, Raise Your Hand for Kids

Policy Choices and Kansas Kids: Looking Ahead to 2017  Amanda Gress, Director of Government Relations, Kansas Action for Children (This presentation exceeds the maximum size we can post. Please contact us at info@mchc.net to request the pdf via email.)

The Kansas Budget and 2017 Priorities  Heidi Holliday, Executive Director, Kansas Center for Economic Growth (This presentation exceeds the maximum size we can post. Please contact us at info@mchc.net to request the pdf via email.)

After you have completed the evaluation, click here for a certificate-of-attendance-10-28-16

 MCHC Quarterly Meeting: “Partnering to Prevail Against Poverty: Creating a Common Agenda” Friday, July 22, 2016

Status of Women and their Families in the Bi-State Region

Wendy Doyle, and J. Kendall Seal, Women’s Foundation

Collaborating to Create a Common Agenda

Jovanna Rohs, PhD, Head Start

2016 Child Safety Initiative (CSI) Conference Friday, April 8, 2016

Adolescent Mental Health Vickie Ward, MA  Tri-County Mental Health

Call to Action  Connie Farakhan, MA  KCMO Health Department

Tobacco & Nicotine, Issues and Initiatives: The Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act, Electronic Cigarettes, and Policy Needs  John S. Neuberger, DrPH, MPH, MBA, BME Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Suicide Intervention  Shayla Sullivant, MD  Child Developmental and Behavioral Sciences

Transportation: Who’s Looking Out for the Kids  Keith Henry, MBA, CPDT  School of Transportation, Lee’s Summit School District

(This presentation is too large to post. Please contact us at info@mchc.net to request the pdf via email.)

Trauma Informed Care  Patty Davis, MSW, LSCSW, LCSW  CMH Social Work

Playing Safe  Greg Canty, MD CMH Center for Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine

(This presentation is too large to post. Please contact us at info@mchc.net to request the pdf via email.)

Breastfeeding 101 
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Breastfeeding 101 Collaborative Agenda
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
Script for Helping Mothers with Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Toolkit for Dads
Breastfeeding Resources in Kansas

Quarterly Meeting: “Preventing Youth from Becoming Victims of Violence”
Friday, January 22, 2016

Gun Legislation in Missouri  The Honorable Stacey Newman, District 87, Missouri House of Representatives

From Victim to Offender  Kate Pankey, Prevention Education Manager, Synergy Services

Homicides  Jinwen Cai, MD, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

The Protective Factors Framework Handout and

The Protective Factors Framework Presentation  Kristina Brown, Director of Family Support, Child Abuse Prevention Association

WHO CALLS THE SHOTS? Annual Mid America Immunization (MAIC) Symposium
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

The other presentations, by Dr. Atkinson, Dr. Pahud and Shirley Molitor-Kirsch, are over the size limit for our website. Send a request to info@mchc.net to have them emailed to you.

HPV & Teens

Stephanie Colburn

Immunization Considerations for Internationally Adopted Children

Douglas Swanson, MD
The Philadelphia Measles Outbreak: Lessons from the Past

Paul Offit

Preventing Cancer – The HPV Vaccine

Kevin Ault

Social Determinants of Health and Immunizations

Jose Belardo

MCHC Annual Legislative Advocacy Program: “Child Health and Well-Being: A Bi-state Priority for 2016”  
Friday, October 23, 2015

Raise Your Hand for Kids

Erin Brower, RYH4K

Summary of Early Childhood Policy

Erin Brower, RYH4K

Opportunities to Improve Early Education and Care in Kansas

Hillary Gee, Kansas Action for Children

2015 Kids Count Kansas Data

Kansas Action for Children

Kansas City Early Learning Commission Universal Early Learning Plan

Jerry Kitzi, Office of Early Learning, Kansas City Schools

Kansas Budget: Impacts on Maternal and Child Health and KanCare

Nathan Madden, Kansas Center for Economic Growth

Kansas Tax Failures: Key Takeaways

Nathan Madden, Kansas Center for Economic Growth

Quarterly Meeting: “Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Vulnerable Communities”
Friday, July 24, 2015

Effects in Adulthood of Exposure to Prenatal Stress

Prabhu S. Parimi, M.D. FAAP

Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) in Missouri

Venkata Garikapaty, MSC, MS, PhD, MPH

Using SNA to Reduce Violence in Kansas City: Past, Present and Future

Major Joe McHale, KCMO Police Department

Annual Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration Friday, April 24, 2015

Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative

Jean Craig, PhD, KCHSI Program Director

KCSHI and Collective Impact

Jovanna Rohs, PhD, UMKC Institute for Human Development