Communities for Kids

There are just three opportunities left to attend a community meeting and share ideas about improving the health of Kansas children.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Family Health is gathering feedback for a Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Needs Assessment/State Plan during gatherings titled “Communities for Kids.”

Junction City
Tuesday, Feb. 10
Geary County 4-H/Sr. Citizens Center
1025 S. Spring Valley Rd
Junction City, KS 66441

Wichita
Thursday, Feb. 19
Sedgwick County Health Department
1900 E. 9th St.
Wichita, KS 67214

Parsons
Thursday, Feb. 26
Municipal Building
112 S. 17th St.
Parsons, KS 67357

Here are some examples of items taken from the 2014 Kansas State Plan. If they are of interest to you, the state is seeking your feedback at these community meetings:

The ratio of the black non-Hispanic to white non-Hispanic infant mortality: 2:4
% of births covered by Medicaid: 33.7%
% of children <18 years old without health insurance: 9.4% Infant mortality rate per 1,000 Medicaid live births 7.3 Infant mortality rate per 1,000 non-Medicaid live births 5.5 Percent of pregnant Medicaid women with adequate prenatal care 72.5% Percent of pregnant non-Medicaid women with adequate prenatal care 86.8% To learn more, visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website.

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