admin News July 23, 2015

Contact:      Anne Biswell (816) 283-6242 ext. 226                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2015


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Quarterly Meeting July 24, 2015: Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Vulnerable Communities

 Kansas City, MO:  Complex events and circumstances contribute to the vulnerability of communities when they fail to take responsibility and invest resources to create healthy environments for all their citizens.  Please join Mother & Child Health Coalition on Friday, July 24 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd., KC MO 64110 from 8:00 -11:00 a.m. for a discussion on Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Vulnerable Communities, and find out how Kansas City is ensuring that every child receives a healthy start.

NOTE: At this meeting MCHC is pleased to recognize Sarah Oropeza of Merriam KS for her role in rescuing a toddler from a hot car this week. Sarah’s bold act has been receiving international attention, and MCHC is thrilled that the topic of heatstroke prevention is receiving such unprecedented recognition, not for a death but for a rescue.

Presenters are Dr. Prabhu S. Parimi, Chief of Neonatology at the University of Kansas, Dr. Venkata Garikapaty, MCH Epidemiologist with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and Major Joseph McHale  with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department’s KC NoVA project.

This educational activity has been awarded  2  contact hours.


Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


 Social Work CEUs will be provided to licensed social workers.


Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Department of Social Work & Community Services has been approved as a Continuing Education Provider by the State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board


Please join us for this vital discussion.  There is no cost to attend and the event is open to the public. Space is limited so please register online at www.mchc.net


Mother & Child Health Coalition would like to thank Children’s Mercy Kansas City and HealthCare USA for their generous contributions in support of this event.


MCHC Mission: Every child deserves a healthy start; it is the best gift a community can give its children and itself.  Mother & Child Health Coalition works together with community partners and families to promote wellness and advocate excellence in health care.  For more information please visit www.mchc.net