Are you pregnant and seeking help or services? Know someone who is? Learn about our Healthy Start program and access information on breastfeeding, immunizations, safe sleep habits for infants and more.
For our KC metro community members and organizations lending their expertise: Access information about our Healthy Start program, FIMR, MAIC, PICH, Safe Kids and more.
Each month, Nurture KC distributes an update with news highlights to help our members and friends of the organization stay informed. Read our February 2020 Update to learn about: • A new MEMBERS tab on our web site, allowing members to access legislative content for Kansas and Missouri. • Heart disease during pregnancy, and how black women suffer disproportionately. • Our Partner Spotlight: Hospitality Staffing Solutions provides jobs and meeting space. • Our new nurse liaison from Truman Medical Centers. • Upcoming events. Be on the look out each month for more news! If you want to become more involved with Nurture KC, become a member.READ MORE
Late last year, Kansas City received national attention when the city council pledged to find the funding to go fare-free, which would cost about $8 million annually. This week Kansas City Mayor, Quinton Lucas, announced his proposed budget, setting aside $4.8 million for free bus fare. The other two funding sources are the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority ($2.2 million) and a corporate sponsor ($1 million per year for 5 years). Read the full article from KCUR. This is the first step in the budget process and, ultimately, the city council must approve the funding. Accessible transportation is a key issue for Nurture KC as we know that the inability to get to appointments and other necessary services is a significant barrier to health for our families. We applaud the city’s effort and recognition that this type of fundamental need must be addressed if we are to provide opportunity for more Kansas City families. Nurture KC provided information to the council on the transportation barrier for pregnant women and their children.READ MORE