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The purpose of Kansas Maternal Child Health Council (KMCHC) is to advise the Secretary of Health and Environment and others on ways to improve the health of families in Kansas, focusing on the MCH population. The Council brings together several organizations and groups in Kansas with a broad range of expertise, including many who have been working for years to address and improve health outcomes in Kansas and other states.

The Council:

  • Encourages the exchange of information about women, infants, children and adolescents.
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  • Advises on progress in addressing specific MCH population needs.
  • Creates private and public sector support for improving MCH health outcomes in Kansas.
  • Helps focus efforts among partners and recommends collaborative initiatives.
  • Submits an annual report summarizing the Council's work and making recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Environment in January of each year.

Council members are appointed by the Title V MCH Director of the Bureau of Family Health in the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Members include representatives of the following organizations:

  • Kansas Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Amerigroup Kansas, Inc.
  • Community Health Center of SE Kansas
  • Family and parent representatives
  • Kansas Action for Children
  • Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Kansas Child Death Review Board
  • Kansas Department for Aging and Disability
  • Kansas Head Start Association
  • Kansas Health Institute
  • Kansas SAFE KIDS
  • Kansas School Nurse Organization
  • KIDS Network of Kansas
  • KU Medical Center
  • March of Dimes
  • MCH Coalition of Greater Kansas City
  • Mental Health Center - East Central Kansas
  • Private provider representatives
  • Sedgwick County Health Department
  • University of Kansas
  • Wyandotte County Public Health Department
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