Child and Adolescent Health Services
MCH Grants are provided to local health departments to provide and/or facilitate access to preventive and primary care services. Local agencies use funds to fill in gaps in service resources exist in their communities.
- School entry physicals
- Training and certification for health department and school nurses
- Immunization outreach and administration
- Oral health services
- Nutrition services
- Injury prevention
- Substance use (alcohol & tobacco) prevention
- Lead poisoning prevention
- School health services
- Outreach to families to promote Kan-Be-Healthy and HealthWave services
- Addressing childhood abuse and neglect
- Screening services including vision, hearing, scoliosis
- Community health assessment coalition efforts
In addition, local agencies are encouraged to take a leadership role in developing comprehensive systems of child health services in their communities. Examples of activities undertaken by local agencies include the following:
- Collaboration with SRS to enroll children and youth and increase their utilization of Kan-Be-Healthy and HealthWave Services.
- Integration with other health and social services such as immunizations, nutrition and WIC, Infant-Toddler Services, child care, foster care, oral health, teen pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted disease prevention, and family planning.
- Assess leading causes of death/disability for children and youth in their communities.
- Increase public awareness about issues in child and adolescent health.
- Promote the development and implementation of interventions to address priority community child and adolescent health issues.
For further information, contact: Child and Adolescent Health Program Manager (785) 296-1308.
Kansas Department of Health & Environment