Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month!
Everyone has a role to play in adolescent suicide prevention - parents, family members, school employees, coaches, health care professionals, friends, and community members. During Mental Health Awareness Month (May) and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (September), the Kansas Maternal and Child Health Council (KMCHC) encourages you to spread the word about the importance of taking action to prevent suicide using our social media graphics.
Sleep-related death is the leading cause of death for infants from one month to one year. Remember the ABCs of Safe Sleep: Alone, on the Back, and in a Crib.
The Kansas Maternal and Child Health Council (KMCHC) wants to get the message out about safe sleep trainings and evidence-based recommendations for safe sleep. KMCHC has developed an introduction letter for health providers, as well as flyers with information about safe sleep training and data that can be shared with your organization and community.
"A medical home is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care that facilitates partnerships between patients, clinicians, medical staff, and families. A medical home extends beyond the four walls of a clinical practice. It includes specialty care, educational services, family support and more." - AAP National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home
The Kansas Maternal and Child Health Council (KMCHC) encourages you to learn about building a medical home and share information about the seven aspects of medical homes. Take a self-assessment to learn what could be implemented in your practice or organization to become a medical home.
Women's Health Month and Well-Woman Visits
May is Women's Health Month! Take control of your health and empower the women and girls in your life to do the same.
During Women's Health Month, the Kansas Maternal and Child Health Council (KMCHC) encourages you to spread the word about the importance of annual well-woman visits, especially related to forming healthy habits among adolescents. KMCHC has designed social media graphics with accompanying caption messages to be shared throughout the month of May.
Preeclampsia Awareness Day Toolkit - Friday, May 22
With maternal morbidity and mortality rates at alarming levels, and the recognition that 60% of preeclampsia related deaths are preventable, it is important to educate patients and their families and follow best practices. In recognition of World Preeclampsia Day on May 22, KMCHC encourages you to incorporate resources in this toolkit into your public awareness campaigns.