Health Options that Matter of Kansas City

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Why- statistics

These are the numbers that explain the reasons for MOM

 
The National Center for Vital Statistics ranks Kansas the worst state in mortality rate of black infants.

Rank #50- Kansas recorded 19.6 deaths per 1,000 births among blacks; the national average is 13.2 deaths.

Rank #40- Kansas ranks in the bottom 10 for overall infant mortality.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 Wichita Eagle

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The infant mortality rate in Wyandotte is higher than the State rate (per 1,000 births)


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MOM's goal is to help more Wyandotte babies celebrate their first birthday. 

No more negative headlines! MOM utilizes promising and proven interventions to improve prenatal and delivery outcomes in Wyandotte County.
                                                                                                            
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n  Preconception education¨ Well woman examinations¨ Increased maternal folic acid use (PN vits)¨ Optimal birth spacing encouragement¨ Improved care and education between births¨ Social services assessments and support
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nOptimal Prenatal Care (Family-centered, peer-supported)¨ Early (1st trimester) start of prenatal care¨ Reduce maternal alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drug use¨ Appropriate prenatal weight gain and nutrition¨ Dental evaluations and treatment¨ Exercise and nutrition information/classes¨ Direct care for appropriate risk level pregnant women¨ Assessment and referrals for high risk pregnant women
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n  Delivery of patients at KU Hospital & Medical Center L&D
n  Well child examinations
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n  Postpartum Care and Educationn  Safe sleep position and safe sleep environments for infant n  Adequately immunized mothers and infants n  Increased breastfeeding n  Social supports to improve mental health n  Parenting instruction and support


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