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Exciting news: We’re pleased Medicaid Expansion has passed in Missouri! Now more families, such as the ones we serve, will have access to health care. The Kansas City Star reports: “The state’s urban areas voted overwhelmingly in favor of expanded Medicaid. The rural areas voted against it by wide margins. It was in the suburbs where the amendment ultimately prevailed.” Read the full article here .

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A letter from Nurture KC’s Executive Director …

As I was listening to our annual meeting presenters make the case for the drivers of maternal mortality from personal experience to professional expertise, my emotions vacillated between appreciation for their insight and knowledge to frustration that maternal mortality is still such a problem nationally and locally.  Since our annual meeting, I would add another reaction to this list:  hope.

The reason for my optimism is the opportunity to bring real change to the health of both moms and babies through Medicaid Expansion.  Amendment 2 is on the ballot in Missouri on August 4.  If approved, 230,000 Missourians would gain access to health care, becoming the 37th state to do so.  Many of these are workers who do not have employer-sponsored coverage and lack the income to purchase health insurance.  Currently, Missouri ranks among the lowest of states when it comes to income eligibility for Medicaid at a limit of $373 per month for a family of three.  Under expansion, the income threshold would rise to $30,000 a year for a family of three, making coverage available for many working families. (Click below to read more.)

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Kansas City, Mo., July 13, 2020 – Nurture KC helps moms and babies across the KC metro area get off to a Healthy Start (our flagship program) in life. Our annual meeting on “Addressing Maternal Mortality: Driving Data into Action” is on July 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom. This event is free, open to the public and also will be attended by healthcare professionals.

Our headline presenter is Saleemah McNeil – Black maternal mortality advocate and national speaker. She helps families of color heal from traumatic birth experiences and transition into parenthood. Her work allows families to thrive, not just survive, using an anti-racism and trauma-sensitive framework. (Click below to read more.)

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Connect with other families Nurture KC is partnering with KC Healthy Kids to host virtual Family Engagement Nights this summer, including Safe Sleep Practices on July 7, Summer Fun and Safety on July 15, Immunizations: Protecting Yourself & Others on August 11, and a Community Resource Fair on August 26. All of these events are […]

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Maternal mortality continues to be a health crisis in the United States. Therefore, the topic of this year’s annual meeting is “Addressing Maternal Mortality: Driving Data into Action.” You don’t want to miss this motivating presentation from national speaker and black maternal mortality advocate, Saleemah McNeil! We’ll also look at local initiatives and strategies to […]

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This is a difficult time in our country. Nurture KC is committed to serving and supporting the communities of Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS regardless of color, race or ethnicity. We condemn all forms of racist behavior and violence against the African American community. The disparate maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates […]

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Missouri residents who are feeling ill with such symptoms as fever, cough or shortness of breath, can receive free COVID-19 testing this Tuesday, May 19, in the parking lot of Nurture KC. Our partner, Truman Medical Centers, will be conducting the drive-through testing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public should call 816-404-CARE (2273) […]

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Nurture KC supports some of the metro’s most vulnerable families through our Healthy Start program. These families have been hit devastatingly hard by COVID-19. Many are out of jobs and, with this loss of income, have no way to put food on the table. That’s why Nurture KC is taking part in #GivingTuesdayNow on May […]

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💥 Thanks to our Community Health Workers — Marcela Metcalf and Briana Bush — for handing out 2,250 diapers and 50 bags of groceries to our Healthy Start program participants today! #StrongerTogether 💗      

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child advocates across the United States are especially concerned about the safety of newborns during COVID-19. “An unexpected pregnancy can cause tremendous stress. With the added burden of the Coronavirus pandemic and all it entails, that stress may seem unbearable,” says Anne Biswell, an advocate with the Safe […]

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