A bi-state catalyst for improving maternal, child and family health
in the greater Kansas City community.
Spring 2018 Newsletter
Welcome to our new e-newsletter!
We're excited to share our news and information with you in this new format.
Infant Mortality Forum May 11
Register today to attend Mother & Child Health Coalition's Annual Meeting and Infant Mortality Forum, "Matters, Measures and Momentum: Addressing Infant Mortality in the Kansas City Region." The forum will spotlight experts on trends and contributing factors, and stimulate strategies to reduce infant mortality in the Kansas City region. Participants will be introduced to a brand-new Infant Mortality Dashboard. Come and be a part of the change.

Friday, May 11
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Delta Athenaeum
900 East Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City MO 64109

Message from the 2017-18 Chair
Dear Friends of MCHC: I am grateful to my fellow board members and the staff of MCHC for making my tenure as chair so fulfilling. We have made some real progress and had some tough conversations along the way. A special thanks goes to Susan McLoughlin, who always took my commitment to moving meetings along quickly and getting done early in stride....

Join us at the Annual Meeting May 11
and help us welcome our new MCHC Chair, Audrey Dunkel, JD.
Mother's Day is May 13
I n honor of Mother's Day you can donate to Mother & Child Health Coalition to help every child in the KC metro area celebrate their first birthday.

With each $10.00 donation you can upload a picture of yourself and/or a woman who has made a strong impact on your life. The pictures will be displayed during our Annual Business Meeting/Infant Mortality Forum on May 11.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 5 was Safe Haven for Newborns Day. For the first time, this year, the Safe Haven Coalition of Greater Kansas City secured proclamations from the state of Missouri and Kansas, as well as Independence and Kansas City, Missouri, and Shawnee, Kansas. Many thanks to all who helped with this project, and especially to MO Governor Eric Greitens and KS Governor Jeff Colyer for supporting our efforts to protect the lives of mothers and babies with knowledge of the life-saving Safe Haven for Newborns Laws.

MAIC Quarterly Meeting "Measles: A Continuing Threat to Public Health" June 6
Register today to attend the Mid America Immunization Coalition's Spring Quarterly Meeting where you will hear about the recent measles outbreak, as well as new developments in vaccines. A light lunch will be provided, so please do sign up.

Mark your calendar for the MAIC Symposium, Friday, October 26. Registration will be open soon.
Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative Update:
The Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative has completed the process for hiring two Community Health Workers (CHWs). These staff will enroll and provide care coordination and case management services for families in the Kansas City metro area based on a “home visiting” model. This model of service will allow for the CHW to make visits with the families in their personal environment. One CHW is bilingual (Spanish) and both bring a level of experience and commitment that will surely have a positive effect of the families served.

Welcome to the team, Marcela Metcalf and Calisa Robinson!

Membership Report
Thanks to Our Members
Your valuable financial and in-kind support helps us continue our many programs and activities. Heart-felt thanks to the individual members and organizational partners joining or renewing their membership during the period of January - February - March, 2018. Please let us know of any errors or omissions. We appreciate you!

1734 E. 63rd Street Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 283-6242
Email: info@mchc.net