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COVID-19 Interim Guidance and Resources
related to Maternal and Child Health

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 utilize integrated, holistic, patient-centered care before, during, and after pregnancy.
  2. All infants and families have support from strong community systems to optimize infant health and well-being.
  3. Children and families have access to and utilize developmentally appropriate services and supports through collaborative and integrated communities.
  4. Adolescents and young adults have access to and utilize integrated, holistic, patient-centered care to support physical,social, and emotional health.
  5. Communities, families, and providers have the knowledge, skills, and comfort to support transitions and empowerment opportunities.
  6. Professionals have the knowledge, skills, and comfort to address the needs of maternal and child health populations.
  7. Strengths-based supports and services are available to promote healthy families and relationships

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.