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“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” film showing Saturday 1/26

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in News | Comments Off on “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” film showing Saturday 1/26

This Saturday,  the KCMO Health Department will host a free showing of the documentary film, SOMEONE YOU LOVE: THE HPV EPIDEMIC. Come learn about how serious HPV is and why you should get vaccinated! HPV, Tdap, MCV4 (meningitis) and Flu vaccines will be offered to attendees after the screening. A light lunch will be served,  and plenty of parking is available. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. KCMO Health Department Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room 2400 Troost Kansas City MO 64108 Questions? Call (816) 283-6242 ext....

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MCHC Weather/Meeting Cancellation Policy Reminder

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in News | Comments Off on MCHC Weather/Meeting Cancellation Policy Reminder

During this iffy winter weather, we thought it would be good to remind all of our weather policy: If Kansas City, MO schools are closed due to WEATHER ISSUES (not water main breaks or other issues) then all MCHC meetings are automatically canceled.  This includes Quarterly meetings for MCHC, Safe Kids, Mid America Immunization Coalition, the Breastfeeding Coalition, and all other programs, Board and committee meetings, etc. If there is any question, check the local news to see if KCMO schools are closed before heading out to a meeting. If they are, the meeting is not going to happen. Most likely you will NOT get any sort of message or notification from us, unless the decision is made the day before the weather event occurs, and this is highly unlikely. This policy is intended to protect the staff and all our attendees from possible injury. We apologize for any inconvenience this may...

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MCHC Quarterly Meeting Jan. 25

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in News | Comments Off on MCHC Quarterly Meeting Jan. 25

FOR ACCESS TO THE PRESENTATIONS FROM THIS MEETING, CLICK HERE. Title: Empowering Parents in the Digital Age Population-based studies continue to show associations between excessive television viewing in early childhood and cognitive and social/emotional delays. A recent analysis found that negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms. Unfortunately, the rise in digital technology and social media coincides with the increase of teen suicide rates in the United States. Join us for informative presentations and a discussion on strategies to improve parent-child communication surrounding digital technology use. Friday, January  25, 2019 8:00 -11:00 a.m. Kansas City Health Department 2400 Troost Ave., Biery Auditorium Kansas City MO 64108 This educational activity has been awarded 2 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. 2 Social Work CEUs will be provided to licensed social workers. Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Department of Social Work & Community Services has been approved as a Continuing Education Provider by the State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. There is no charge for current MCHC members (including CE). To become a MCHC member  (and receive CE):  Pay $25 annual membership fee. Please REGISTER TO ATTEND Questions? Call  Shannon at (816)  283-6242 ext....

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Susan McLoughlin’s Retirement Reception Jan. 10

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Susan McLoughlin’s Retirement Reception Jan. 10

It was wonderful to see all the friends who stopped by to say hello and wish Susan well at her retirement reception last Thursday (Jan. 10). Here are a few photos from the event. Thanks to everyone who made it so very special! An announcement regarding the selection of a new executive director to lead the Coalition will be made in the next few days. Stay tuned!    ...

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HAPPY New Year! (Office closing dates in January and February)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in News | Comments Off on HAPPY New Year! (Office closing dates in January and February)

In addition to New Year’s Day, the office will be closed for holidays on  Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and Monday, February 18 (Presidents Day) MCHC WEATHER POLICY: If KCMO schools are closed due to WEATHER ISSUES (not water main breaks or other issues) then all MCHC meetings are automatically canceled. If there is any question, check the local news for this information before heading out to a meeting. This is our policy and it is intended to protect the staff and our attendees from possible...

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November 27 is #GivingTuesday 2018

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in News | Comments Off on 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

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in News | Comments Off on 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

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in News | Comments Off on 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

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, 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

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in News | Comments Off on 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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