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Nurture KC

We must protect our communities against preventable diseases, as well as from the spread of disease that may present in our communities. The Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee passed two bills this week that would put all of us at risk. We need your help to take action and stop these bills from passing on the Senate floor. These bills are getting further and the consequences to public health would be dire. We need to send a strong message that this is not what is best for Kansans, and this is also not what Kansans want to see happen. (View recent vaccine polling data from Kansas.)

How can you help?
1) Click “read more” below to learn about these two bills.
2) Reach out to your Senator via email or phone to let them know you oppose this legislation, and your concerns for how it would negatively impact the health of Kansans. (Find my legislator: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/)

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Nurture KC advocates to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage to 1 year for new moms. Today our staff partnered with the March of Dimes and visited the Missouri State Capitol. Our staff is pictured meeting with Senator Lauren Arthur who says this coverage extension has “earned bipartisan support and near-universal acclaim.”

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Nurture KC’s Executive Director, Tracy Russell, recently presented statewide immunization poll results to the Kansas Rural Caucus and the Health and Human Services Committe (of the Kansas House of Representatives). She shared 95% of Kansans support wellness vaccines, such as those that prevents measles, mumps and polio. Examine key findings at https://nurturekc.org/solutions/immunization#survey.

 

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Nurture KC is in search of a Community Health Nurse to join our Healthy Start team. This community-based position will work closely with our Community Health Workers to support improved birth outcomes for Healthy Start program participants with high-risk pregnancies. We are looking for candidates who are detail-oriented and compassionate, familiar with the KC metro area and have experience in maternal and infant health. (Bilingual, Spanish-speaking is a plus!) Check out the job description. Then, apply via Indeed or send your resume to Shannon Williams, KC Healthy Start Initiative Program Director, at swilliams@nurturekc.org by March 9, 2022.

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Tracy Russell and Ali Hilton of Nurture KC meet with Democrat Kansas Senator, Cindy Holscher (left) and Republican Kansas Senator, Kristen O’Shea (right) at the Kansas State Capitol to share statewide immunization survey results. This is the Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) in action! MAIC is a vaccine-advocacy program of Nurture KC. Check out MAIC’s Winter Newsletter to see how we’re making a positive impact. If you like what you see and are interested in becoming a member, visit https://bit.ly/MembershipNKC. (Members of MAIC must be members of Nurture KC.)

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