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Get your flu shot! 2018 Fall Flu Clinic Schedule

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in News | Comments Off on 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, To learn more tips on how to prevent the flu, go to #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

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in News | Comments Off on MCHC Quarterly Meeting – Annual Legislative Meeting Fri. Oct. 5

REGISTER HERE: “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

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in News | Comments Off on 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 For more details, click here for the brochure:  MAIC SYMPOSIUM BROCHURE 2018...

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Mid America Immunization Coalition Fall Quarterly Meeting Sept. 5

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Mid America Immunization Coalition Fall Quarterly Meeting Sept. 5

The fall meeting of MAIC will be held: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kansas City Health Dept. 2400 Troost, Lower Level Kansas City MO 64108 A light lunch will be served. Please REGISTER HERE so that we’ll be sure to have a lunch and materials for you. Topics will include the current flu season, and vaccine exemptions. We hope to see you there!

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Announcing: Position Open for MCHC Executive Director

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Announcing: Position Open for MCHC Executive Director

Due to the upcoming retirement of the current Executive Director, MCHC is seeking an experienced leader to provide vision, leadership and operational oversight to all aspects of the organization. Mother & Child Health Coalition (MCHC) believes that every child deserves a healthy start. Its vision is that every child in the greater Kansas City metro area will be healthy. MCHC works together with community partners and families to promote wellness and advocate for excellence in health care for all. The organization is a recognized leader in reducing infant mortality and improving the health and safety of families in the community. Mother & Child Health Coalition began in the early 1980s when a few healthcare professionals began working together to address concerns about unacceptable health indicators of lower income women and infants. Since its early beginnings as an all-volunteer group, the organization has grown steadily and strategically to where it is today. Today the group is comprised of several hundred organizational and individual partners in five metropolitan counties in Kansas and Missouri and provides a wide range of programs and services related to health promotion and prevention.  For over a decade, the organization functioned as a volunteer-driven coalition led by dedicated individuals who donated their time to move the mission of MCHC forward.  By 1994, the activities and efforts of MCHC had grown to such a point that an executive director was hired to provide the required consistent leadership.  From a staff of one, the organization now has 12 staff positions to support its various programs and operations.  The Coalition has an annual budget of $1.3 million.  The organization has consistently maintained a good financial position due to its board and staff leadership and oversight. For a detailed job description, CLICK HERE. To Apply: Via e-mail, send cover letter, résumé, and salary history to by September 21, 2018. Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled. ** Note: No phone calls, please. Inquiries should be sent by email.  Mother & Child Health Coalition is committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment. We adhere to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or sexual...

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Summer Health & Safety Fairs

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Summer Health & Safety Fairs

Mother & Child Health Coalition staff are participating in several back to school and health & safety fairs this August. On Saturday, Aug. 4, Safe Kids Metro KC program coordinator DuJuan Hord, Anne Biswell and MCHC intern Amy Blunt distributed injury prevention materials to hundreds of KCK residents at the Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair at Kansas City Kansas Community College. This included new information cards about Safe Haven for Newborns. (See below.)  An estimated 3,000 people attended the fair to receive back-packs filled with school supplies, as well as services such as free physicals, immunizations, dental screenings and haircuts, from many community partners. Upcoming events include the Jackson County Back to School Bash in Independence on Saturday, Aug. 11 and a community fair at St. Matthew’s Baptist Church in Kansas City Missouri on the 25th.  Safe Kids will provide car seat checks at the Jackson County event. Contact DuJuan Hord at to learn more.     DuJuan Hord and Amy Blunt, at the Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair, Sat. Aug. 4, 2018 Two-sided 4.25 x 11″ cards: ...

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Partner Spotlight: Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City 2017 Annual Report

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Partner Spotlight: Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City 2017 Annual Report

The HCF’s 2017 Annual Report is now available. The annual report celebrates the accomplishments of HFC’s  grantees and community partners (which includes Mother & Child Health Coalition) as we work together toward igniting a culture of health in our region. Also available is the Community Advisory Committee’s annual review of HCF. Download the HFC 2017 Annual...

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Press Release: MCHC Quarterly Meeting 7-27-2018: Youth and Mental Health

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Press Release: MCHC Quarterly Meeting 7-27-2018: Youth and Mental Health

Contact: Anne Biswell                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 816.283.6242 Ext. 226                                                                            Monday, July 23, 2018 Youth & Mental Health: Living in an Anxious World This activity is joint provided by Mother & Child Health Coalition and Children’s Mercy Kansas City (with MCHC’s Metro KC Youth Collaborative and the Pregnancy, Infant & Child Health Committee). Friday, July 27, 2018     8:00 – 11:30 a.m. KCMO Health Department 2400 Troost Ave., Biery Auditorium, Kansas City MO 64108 Kansas City, MO– Today, 1 in 5 children and adolescents has a mental health problem. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem among children between the ages of 9 and 17. This details a reality that can create powerful barriers to success for the youth we serve.  Join us for informative presentations, stories of resilience and a call to action on addressing adolescent mental health in our community. 9:00 “The State of Youth Mental Health” – Keynote Speaker, Lori Wheelhouse, MA, LPC, LCPC, Tri-County Mental Health Services, Community Clinical Manager 9:30 Personal Stories of Triumph – Tyree Bayan 9:50 A Local Look at Success Don Goldman, Jewish Family Services/Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition, You Be You Karen Mulligan, Children’s Mercy Hospital, School Social Work Manager  Photo and interview opportunities with speakers are available. Mother & Child Health Coalition promotes the health of mothers and children through community planning, education, advocacy and collaboration with organizations addressing infant mortality, immunization, childhood obesity, and child safety. More information about this meeting is available from Anne Biswell at Mother & Child Health Coalition, 1734 E. 63rd Street, Suite 301, Kansas City, Missouri, 64110, office phone (816) 283-6242, ext. 226; cell phone (816) 806-9929 or on our website, at ....

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MCHC Summer Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in News | Comments Off on MCHC Summer Newsletter

We’ve been busy!  We’ve completed a major report on infant mortality in the metro, welcomed a new Board chair, we’re planning for the annual Immunization Symposium in October, and so much more.  To read the latest news from Mother & Child Health Coalition, click HERE.

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Congratulations Corner

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Congratulations Corner

Jessica Turner, MCHC intern for the 2018 spring semester, graduated from UMKC in May with a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree, under the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies. Jessica helped the staff with many projects during her time here. We wish her all the best as she navigates into a bright future. Vanessa Meriwether, administrative assistant to MCHC since 2015 has been awarded a scholarship to attend Western Governor’s University, where she is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree. Vanessa was the first student to be awarded the WGU Missouri 5th Anniversary Celebration Scholarship. We are so proud and happy for you,...

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