Nurture KC programs focus on prevention, intervention and education to keep babies and families healthy and safe. Our four cornerstone programs include...
This program supports families in areas across the KC metro with the highest rates of infant death. Healthy Start provides a wide range of services – from helping families secure health insurance, diapers and food assistance; to education on prenatal care, breastfeeding and tobacco/drug cessation. It offers one-on-one support for moms, dads and infants up to 18 months old.
MAIC builds collaborative community partnerships to increase public awareness and improve access to life-saving immunizations. The coalition offers free flu shot clinics every Fall, provides immunization education at community events, sponsors an annual immunization symposium and holds quarterly membership meetings. You must be a member of Nurture KC in order to be a member of MAIC.
In conjunction with community partners, Safe Kids works to prevent accidental injury and death through education, research and advocating for laws to protect children. The program provides and installs car seats properly, covers how to child-proof your home, and offers education on such topics as safe sleep practices for infants, bike/pedestrian safety and how to prevent heatstroke/hot car deaths.
Recent data shows 16% of infant deaths in Kansas City are sleep-related. The majority of these deaths are preventable. That’s why Nurture KC coordinates the Safe Sleep Task Force, a group of committed volunteers working to reduce infant deaths through education on safe sleep practices. Nurture KC also provides eligible families with cribs – the safest place for baby to sleep.