Help shape the future of family health in Kansas

Join one of the six community open houses throughout the state in January to learn how the health system is working for women, infants and children and share your own ideas about ways Kansas can better care for families through the MCH program. KDHE is holding the open houses in partnership with KU Center for Public Partnerships & Research (CPPR) as part of the Title V MCH Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment. Facebook event links:Salinahttps://www.facebook.com/events/832448253877843/ Hayshttps://www.facebook.com/events/547950396025739/ Lawrencehttps://www.facebook.com/events/799316773917316/ Chanutehttps://www.facebook.com/events/612930232785793/ Hutchinsonhttps://www.facebook.com/events/593123304774018/ Garden Cityhttps://www.facebook.com/events/462707224247437/

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OneCare Kansas Provider Webinar Series

OCK Payment Structure Wednesday, December 18th, 3-4 pm Rates for the upcoming OneCare Kansas program will be released in early December. In this webinar, KDHE will provide a comprehensive description of the OneCare Kansas rate structure and how it was developed. It is recommended that any providers considering becoming a OCK Partner participate in this webinar prior to signing a contract to provide services. Registration (limited to 95 participants): https://tinyurl.com/uv4scsh More information: https://tinyurl.com/thp3mca

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Help KPF Continue to Grow

The Kansas Pediatric Foundation (KPF) funds programs such as Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® early literacy program and the Kansas Kids Fund which awards grants to KAAP members. Please consider making KPF part of your year-end giving so we can provide more for the kids in Kansas. Learn more here: http://www.kansaspediatricfoundation.org/new_kpf/?page_id=738

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Cottonwood Pediatrics Earns Breastfeeding Designation

Congratulations to Cottonwood Pediatrics in Newton for earning a 4 Star Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Practice Designation.  While earning the designation the clinic worked to make policies and environmental changes supportive of breastfeeding. Staff was educated on how to best encourage mothers to reach their breastfeeding goals, and what kind of community support is available when experts are needed. Cottonwood Pediatrics joins 17 other practices in Kansas who have earned the Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Practice designation and are making breastfeeding support a priority in their practices.

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Pediatricians Pleased with New Vaccination Requirements

The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (KAAP) applauds the decision by Kansas Department of Health and Environment to include hepatitis A and MenACWY vaccines in school immunization requirements. This regulation will protect Kansas children and make the school environment safe so they can continue to attend school and learn without missing time for preventable illness. Pediatricians understand the importance of immunization for the health and safety of each individual person and for the public health. Besides clean water there is no other intervention that has had a greater impact on the health and wellbeing of our population than routine immunization. Vaccines save up to three million lives every year across the world.  Read the full news release.

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Community Engagement Sessions

Join one of the many Community Engagement Sessions across Kansas and share your expertise! Information from these sessions will help Kansas create a strategic plan for early childhood. The next session will be in Hays at 10 a.m. on June 4th. Governor Kelly will be in attendance. Click here for the complete schedule.

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HPV Quality Improvement Collaborative

14 million new HPV infections occur every year. 80% of people will contract HPV over their lifetime. 27,000 people in the US get cancer caused by HPV each year. You are key to preventing HPV-related cancer. Join the movement and enroll in the HPV QI Project today. Join pediatricians from six states and as you participate in a self-directed QI program designed to improve HPV immunization rates in clinics and communities across the Midwest. Enhance your knowledge of the HPV vaccine and learn how to overcome vaccination barriers while earning certification credits. Participate in a collaborative virtual learning environment with expert physician-guided education. Work with other clinicians through virtual discussions to analyze interventions, results and opportunities for improvement. 100% of the clinicians...

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