The mission of Kansas Maternal and Child Health is to 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.
For the federal Title V program, each state conducts a 5-year needs assessment to identify maternal and child health (MCH) priorities. The 2016-2020 MCH priorities for Kansas are:
- Women have access to and receive coordinated, comprehensive care and services before, during and after pregnancy.
- Services and supports promote healthy family functioning.
- Developmentally appropriate care and services are provided across the lifespan.
- Families are empowered to make educated choices about infant health and well-being.
- Communities and providers support physical, social, and emotional health.
- Professionals have the knowledge and skills to address the needs of maternal and child health populations.
- Services are comprehensive and coordinated across systems and providers.
- Information is available to support informed health decisions and choices.