Why.The State of Kansas and Wyandotte County have significant gaps in providing optimal outcomes for
mothers and babies.
ranks at the bottom of the 50 states for infant deaths among black mothers.
- Kansas is 40 for overall infant deaths.
- Wyandotte County has a greater infant mortality rate than the State average (per 1,000 live births.)
Effectively caring for mothers and their children in the most concentrated
pocket of poverty in the State of Kansas requires expertise in handling the direct medical needs and complex social conditions
of the population served. MOM will directly impact the following:
Increase the number and proportion of deliveries in Wyandotte County to mothers residing
in Wyandotte County.
infant mortality rate in Wyandotte County, Kansas through proven interventions-
Increased maternal folic acid use Optimal birth spacing Improved
care and education between births
Early (1st trimester) start of prenatal care Reduced maternal alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drug use Appropriate prenatal weight
gain and nutrition Increased care and support for high-risk pregnancies and deliveries
- Postpartum Care and Education
Safe sleep position and safe sleep environments for infant Adequately
immunized mothers and infants Increased breastfeeding Social supports
to improve mental health Parenting instruction and support