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