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Find resources to prepare for and respond to coronavirus at the
KDHE COVID-19 Resource Center

Highlighted Interim Guidance and Resources During COVID-19

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  • Kansas AAP Infographic for Well-visits during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • KDHE interim guidance for maternal and child health services in the perinatal period
  • Photo of mother holding baby while sitting with text that reads Kansas WIC program now available without physical presence. WIC physical presence requirement waived in impacted areas effective Monday, March 23. Image links to corresponding press release.
  • KDHE interim guidance for facilities and child placing agencies
  • KDHE interim guidnace for child care facilities licensed by KDHE


Mission

Improve the health and well-being of Kansas mothers, infants, children, and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families.

We envision a state where all are healthy and thriving.

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Priorities

For the federal Title V program, each state conducts a 5-year needs assessment to identify maternal and child health (MCH) priorities. These are the seven 2016-2020 MCH priorities for Kansas.

  1. Women have access to and receive coordinated, comprehensive services before, during and after pregnancy.
  2. Developmentally appropriate care and services are provided across the lifespan.
  3. Families are empowered to make educated choices about infant health and well-being.
  4. Communities and providers support physical, social, and emotional health.
  5. Professionals have the knowledge and skills to address the needs of maternal and child health populations.
  6. Services are comprehensive and coordinated across systems and providers.
  7. Information is available to support informed health decisions and choices.

This site is supported by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment with funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number #B04MC31488 and title Maternal and Child Health Services.