Nurture KC Hot Topics, News May 17, 2023

Joins us for our Annual Meeting

“Maternal R&R: Reproductive Rights”
June 21, 2023
8:30 a.m. to noon
Registration and continental breakfast is at 8 a.m.

This educational event is free for Nurture KC members and $25 for all others. Register to become a member or renew your annual membership. Register to attend our Annual Meeting here.

Join Nurture KC as we learn the collective impact efforts to fight for access to care through Medicaid expansion for pregnant women in both Kansas and Missouri. Keynote presentation by:
• Ashley All, Kansans for Constitutional Freedom
• Michelle Trupiano, Missouri Family Health Council, Inc.

Ashley All has spent two decades working in Kansas politics and public policy. She served as communications director for the Kansas attorney general and later as communication director for Gov. Laura Kelly. Most recently, Ashley served as spokesperson for Kansans for Constitutional Freedom – the coalition that secured a landslide victory for reproductive rights in August 2022. She is a sixth-generation Kansan and lives in Lawrence with her husband and five children.



Michelle Trupiano serves as the Executive Director of Missouri Family Health Council, Inc., where she leads the administration of the Title X federal family planning program and The Right Time, a state-based contraceptive equity initiative. She has over twenty years of experience in health advocacy, holds a Master of Social Work, and sits on the Boards of Directors for the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and the Family Planning Councils of America. When she isn’t fiercely advocating for change, Michelle loves camping, hiking and the great outdoors.


Other meeting topics:
• Nurture KC Doula Pilot Project
• Maternal Mental Health
• Fathers and Maternal Health
• Self Advocacy

Target Audience:
Community Health Workers, nurses, social workers, doulas, health department staff, maternal health advocates, and community members.

Learning Objectives:
• Learners will self-report an increased knowledge about the efforts in both Kansas and Missouri to expand Medicaid for pregnant women.
• Learners will self-report an increased knowledge about Nurture KC’s efforts to improve birth outcomes with increased access to prenatal/birth doula services to KCHSI participants.
• Learners will identify key benefits of support groups and home visiting initiatives to remediate the effects of postpartum depression.
• Learners will identify at least one strategy for increasing fatherhood involvement in maternal health services.
• Learners will identify at least one strategy for promoting self-advocacy within the healthcare system.

B.E. Education Group, LLC is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 2.8 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN, and LMHT re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number LT0258-0310. B.E. Education Group, LLC is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 14-002. This course offering is approved for 2.3 contact hours