Children & Families


The Children & Families Section promotes optimal health for Kansas women and infants, children and adolescents through systems development activities and grants to local communities.

Grants to local agencies assure the availability of reproductive and perinatal health services, and child, school and adolescent health services at the community level. State staff assure the coordination, supervision and evaluation of local projects by providing: written guidelines and standards of care; monitoring, technical assistance and follow-up as necessary; information and educational opportunities to upgrade and develop provider skills in identified need areas; periodic review of state, county, and community data relating to population health status and services utilization. Data reviews are used as guides in resource allocation decisions.

KDHE collaborates with SRS to enroll eligible women and children in Medicaid and HealthWave and to encourage appropriate health care utilization.

Resources and training opportunities are provided for school nurses, providers, and other public health professionals to assure quality of care.

For more information on these activities click on the links to the left.


April is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Prevention Month
April is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Prevention Month
Below is a podcast from the CDC discussing the dangers of consuming alcohol during pregnancy. Click here to listen to the CDC Podcast.