Welcome to the Kansas Perinatal Community Collaboratives KPCC website where you can explore ideas and options for creating community-driven systems of care designed to improve maternal and infant health. Kansas cities, counties and regions are developing community collaborations that bring together public health and clinical care services to assure coordinated supports for women of child-bearing age and their families. Collective Impact is an innovative approach to collaboration across government, business, non-profit organizations, philanthropy, and citizens designed to achieve significant and lasting social change. The Kansas program model also emphasizes community needs to insure local relevance.
Kansas Perinatal Community Collaboratives
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Perinatal Community Collaboratives
Persons using assistive technology might not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance, please send e-mail to: mmwrq cdc. Type Accommodation and the title of the report in the subject line of e-mail. Initiated during the school year, PAGES was designed as a school-based program to reduce some of the problems associated with teenage pregnancy, such as lower levels of educational achievement, low birthweight infants, and increased potential for child abuse and neglect.
March of Dimes Funds Teen Pregnancy Program
For the baby, the most common problem is low birth weight. A baby who is born weighing less than five and a half pounds is considered low birth weight. Low birth weight is the number one risk factor for death in the first year of life and for life-long health problems. Smoking by the mother is one of the main causes of poor growth, because it cuts down on the baby's supply of oxygen and food. Poor nutrition, birth defects, genetic conditions, mother's health problems such as high blood pressure, hazards in the environment including lead or tobacco smoke, and multiple births twins, triplets, etc.
Please sign in or sign up for a March of Dimes account to proceed. Preconception , premature birth , newborn screening and genetics are all important aspects of perinatal health care. The March of Dimes provides resources and links to help you stay up to date on these critical topics. SPC is a cost-efficient and sustainable model that supplements traditional medical care with a focus on social support, health education and skill-building in a group setting with a team of clinicians.