Nurture KC

We need our members help! Two upcoming bills in Kansas would limit the authority of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to regulate vaccinations. Bill SB 212 would limit the authority of KDHE to determine important safety measures for students in public education. Bill SB 213 would prohibit employers from taking action against employees who choose not to vaccinate. This is particularly problematic for hospitals and local health departments as vaccination is a contingency of employment to protect patients from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Click “read more” below to: 1) Learn more details, 2) See how to contact the Senate Health Committee, and 3) What messages we need to send to this committee. Please take action now. We appreciate your support.

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Nurture KC News February 5, 2021

Some cute kids in our Healthy Start program rooting for Patrick Mahomes and our KC Chiefs to win the Super Bowl this weekend! #REDfriday










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In honor of its 10th Anniversary, Brown Button Estate Sales is hosting a “Treasure Trove” benefit sale with all proceeds directly benefiting Nurture KC.

“We are excited to support Nurture KC, and all the families they help, in honor of our 10th anniversary.” says Michael Fry, CEO of Brown Button. “We want to do something special to give back to Kansas City. This is a natural fit because Nurture KC makes a tangible difference for mothers and babies in our community.”

Key dates for the public:
Donation drop-off – Saturday, Feb. 6
Anyone can donate fine furniture, art, jewelry, decor and fashion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the event location: 7589 W. 119 Street (Southwest of Metcalf and 119th St.). Brown Button also can pick up large items, if needed, that meet its criteria. People can simply complete the Donation Evaluation Form to find out.
Shopping – Feb. 16 to Feb. 20
— Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. ($10 entry donation)
— Wednesday, Feb. 17 to Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (free)

“This will truly be a unique shopping experience. Brown Button is synonymous with the highest quality merchandise and has a large following across the metro,” says Tracy Russell, Executive Director of Nurture KC. “We are thankful to Brown Button for selecting Nurture KC to give back to, and know it will greatly benefit the 237 families we serve through our Healthy Start program.”

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This month was busy! Click on our January Update to see:
* Why Brown Button Estate Sales is giving back to Nurture KC

* When we’re hiring an admin (Hint: Now! Perks: Fridays off!)

* Who won our “Get Healthy with Healthy Start” contest

* An AMAZING presentation replay you don’t want to miss

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We kicked off 2021 encouraging families in our Healthy Start program to live a healthy lifestyle — eating right, staying active and taking care of their mental health. Here are the winners to our contest asking: How is your family adopting a healthy lifestyle? These families will receive Heart Healthy cookbooks and salad kits from the American Heart Association.💗💗💗

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This is a must-watch presentation, given by Dr. Barbara Pahud, at last week’s Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) quarterly meeting.

“You don’t want to miss this replay! She had our members captivated — breaking down complex subject matter in easy-to-understand analogies and descriptions,” says Shelby Ostrom, Strategic Initiatives Director, who oversees MAIC.

Dr. Pahud is the Research Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children Mercy. In partnership with the University of Oxford and the University of Kansas, Children’s Mercy is at the forefront of developing a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

We think the public may find this information useful as well.

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Happy 2021! Get the new year started off right by utilizing these helpful resources. From quitting smoking, to child-proofing your home, to accessing breastfeeding support, we cover a wide range of topics at nurturekc.org/resources.

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Check out Nurture KC’s latest news and a quick recap of our 2020 highlights at http://conta.cc/3b6LMJM. Thanks to everyone who supported our organization this year. We appreciate YOU!  

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