Maternal & Child Health Coalition of Greater Kansas City, Inc.
1734 E. 63rd Street
Suite 301
Kansas City MO 64110
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 283-6242 253
Fax 816- 283-0307
Mission Statement
Mother & Child Health Coalition believes that every child deserves a healthy start; it is the best gift a community can give its children and itself. The Mother & Child Health Coalition works together with community partners and families to promote wellness and advocate excellence in health care.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Tracy Russell
Board Chair Dr. Jovanna Rohs PhD
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mid-America Regional Council
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2000
Former Names
Maternal & Child Health Coalition
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donations through website and checks by mail.  In-kind donations such as infant care items, Pack & Play cribs, car seats, bike helmets, gift cards for new moms and dads. Numerous volunteer and intern opportunities to assist with implementing health promotion and prevention programs.  The Coalition welcomes students, new graduates and retirees.
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement Mother & Child Health Coalition believes that every child deserves a healthy start; it is the best gift a community can give its children and itself. The Mother & Child Health Coalition works together with community partners and families to promote wellness and advocate excellence in health care.
Background Statement A 1983 report issued by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Division of Health, on the health of the lower-income women and their infants, verified what many area health professionals already knew. Too many women were not getting basic information and services to provide a healthy start for their babies. In 1984, these professionals responded by forming the Maternal and Child Health Planning Group. Together, they obtained state funding to expand prenatal services for lower-income women and to develop a metro-wide database for program planning.

By 1994, the Maternal and Child Health Coalition, as it was known by then, had grown to include representatives from more than 70 area organizations, hired Susan McLoughlin, RN, MSN, CPNP, as executive director, moved into permanent headquarters, and received a substantial operating grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) designated MCHC as one of 13 partner sites for teen pregnancy prevention programs, and MCHC was selected as the host organization for the Mid-America Immunization Coalition. In 1996, in partnership with HAUW, MCHC was successful in bringing federal resources for Healthy Start program, which continues today. In 1997, the CDCP and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, through the Missouri Department of Health selected MCHC to increase immunization rates in public housing. And, in 1999, MCHC assumed the coordinating role for childhood injury prevention efforts (known as Safe Kids Metro KC). MCHC became a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2000 and is a coalition of local individuals and organizations focused on improving the healthcare of women and children in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

MCHC believes that the most effective way to enhance the health of women, children and families is through prevention, intervention and education. MCHC has a special emphasis on cultural competency as it strives to help persons of all racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Materials distributed in the community are created in English and Spanish. Moving the needle even small degrees in the right direction in these areas can translate into huge leaps forward in the health of mothers, children and families and, ultimately, for businesses and institutions throughout our community. MCHC believes that healthy families make healthy communities.
Impact Statement
2018 Accomplishments:
  1. Continued to maintain a strong financial position and maintained program expenses at 90% of funding received.
  2. Sponsored Regional Immunization Symposium, "Vaccines: What You Need to Know."
  3. Sponsored Annual Bi-State Legislative Advocacy Program related to "Social Determinants of Health and Evolving Policy Perspective." 
  4. Served over 800 childbearing families through ensuring early prenatal care, parenting education, depression screening, resources, and referrals.
  5. Provided education and technical assistance to businesses in Kansas City related to policies and practices to promote breastfeeding in the workplace.
  6. Convened community stakeholders to identify recommendations to address multi-faceted infant mortality issues. 
  7. Convened bi-state Safe Sleep Task Force to assist agencies to provide education to parents on safe sleep environments and cribs for needy families.
  8. Provided hundreds of families with education on child passenger safety, checked car seats for correct installation, and provided new car seats for needy children.
  9. Conducted numerous interviews with local radio, newspaper and television media.
Major Goals for 2019:
  1. Increase the availability, ease of access, and utilization of health services for women of childbearing age and children, while decreasing health disparities between racial and or socioeconomic groups.
  2. Optimize maternal and child health outcomes through health promotion and injury prevention services, responsible sexuality, health care before and after pregnancy, and educational and emotional preparation for parenting, including financial responsibility.
  3. Promote the involvement of multiple organizations in the delivery of health and prevention services and facilitate a more comprehensive health care delivery system to women of childbearing age, infants and children.
  4. Promote more public and private partnerships in the greater Kansas City area, engage more corporations as partner organizations and provide resources to their employees.
  5. Maintain a major focus in networking and advocacy for maternal, child, and family health.
Needs Statement
Most Pressing Needs:
  1. $30,000 to support coordination and program supplies for the Metro KC Safe Kids Coalition. Program supplies include Pack & Play cribs, fitted sheets, and infant sleep sacks for the Safe Sleep Education initiative; car seats and booster seats for the Child Passenger Safety initiative.
  2. $15,000 to support coordination and public awareness materials for the Safe Haven for Newborns Education and Public Awareness initiative.
  3. $20,000 to support production of Community Resource Guides to disseminate in the greater Kansas City community to help women of child-bearing age and families to locate services which could help them in meeting their needs. In addition to describing services available, fees, eligibility, hours of operation and availability of interpreters, the guide includes Help Hotline Numbers and Websites. The Coalition has been producing this guide for over 20 years now and continually receives feedback from users that this “one of a kind” resource is so vital in helping individuals and families find the help they need.
  4. $35,000 to support coordination of the Metro KC Breastfeeding Collaborative initiatives, including the education & public awareness campaigns, Business Case for Breastfeeding program, and the Baby Friendly Hospital support initiative.
  5. $25,000 to support coordination of the Mid America Immunization Coalition activities, including promotion of public awareness and best practices related to vaccine-preventable diseases.
  6. $40,000 to support the Fathering/Male Involvement Program.
  7. Volunteer or in-kind grant writer.
Service Categories
Community Coalitions
Family Services
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
The Board attributes much of the success of the Coalition and its programs to the leadership and competency of the organization’s staff. The Board and staff are clear on their roles and have an excellent working relationship. The Coalition has focused its energies in developing new community partners and enhancing current relationships with the business community and the population MCHC serves.

The Coalition is recognized nationally as a model in the maternal and child health field. Individual members as well as organizational members are working to make the Coalition more visible throughout the metro area. MCHC continues to receive a one million dollar annual federally funded Healthy Start grant to provide prenatal education, case management, and depression screening to low-income families in the bi-state area. The Coalition continues to provide information and organize activities regarding child injury prevention and car seat safety through the Safe Kids Coalition. To address the problem of childhood obesity, the Coalition partners with Children’s Mercy Hospital and other community organizations through the Weighing In Collaborative.

The Board has clarified the organization’s mission and vision to reaffirm the focus and future direction of MCHC. The administration remains focused on increasing organizational capacity to sustain and enhance existing programs in order to improve the lives and health of women and children. The MCHC Planning Committee and staff worked on developing logic models to help focus and guide the various programs and standing committees of the Coalition. The Board is confident in the ability of the staff and optimistic in the future of the organization. MCHC has many opportunities for growth and community impact. The main challenge faced by the Coalition is to diversify its revenue sources. The administration is developing a long-term financial and development plan. The Board and the nominating committee seek ways to address the challenges related to engaging and sustaining a diverse board of directors.
Description Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative is a bi-state care coordination program that seeks to improve the health of pregnant women and babies, decrease infant mortality and health disparities in select urban ZIP codes of Jackson County in Missouri and Wyandotte County in Kansas.  It offers outreach, care coordination, home-visiting, depression screening and health education. The program utilizes a unique model, where a community health worker (CHW) provides case management to pregnant women and new mothers. The program provides parental education, promotes the importance of breastfeeding and vaccinations for infants, and discourages the use of alcohol, drugs and smoking.   Housing, transportation, food/nutrition are addressed. 
Program Budget $1,018,992.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Maternal & Infant Care
Population Served At-Risk Populations, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Environments supportive of promoting maternal and child health eliminate health barriers and disparities, assure the quality of care, and improve health infrastructures and systems of care. The Kansas City Healthy Start program aims to decrease infant mortality in 17 targeted urban ZIP codes, which have the highest infant mortality rate in the metropolitan area, and increase birth weight and especially decrease the percent of low and very low birth weights. The program’s goal is to serve at least 360 pregnant women a year.   The program works to increase the number of pregnant women who enter prenatal care during the first trimester and to address the needs of pregnant women and infant caregivers (e.g. housing, food, employment, knowledge about prenatal care, breastfeeding, parenting, and depression).
Long-Term Success
Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative (KCHSI) envisions that all area mothers receive prenatal care in the first trimester and have a medical home. The program seeks to decrease the infant mortality rate in the bi-state area and sustain that decreased rate. The program would like to see 75% of mothers breastfeeding their infants and 100% of infants and young children appropriately vaccinated.  The program strives to decrease the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco. The program believes it is important for all families in the program to have adequate housing, food/nutrition, parenting skills and other information they need to best care for their infant/child and themselves. 
  • Goal 1: Reduce infant mortality rate to or below 7 per 1,000 live births in the targeted high risk ZIP codes.
  • Goal 2:  Reduce low birth weight & very low birth weight among infants--maintain low birth weight at or less than 5% and very low birth weight at or less than 1.2 % low birth weight.
Program Success Monitored By The program submits yearly reports to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The program utilizes an independent evaluator at the Institute for Human Development, UMKC. Program funding for each year depends on the successful completion of grant activities for the previous year. Program participants are given pre- and post-tests at the time of trainings. The program is also monitored through quarterly reports to the Mother & Child Health Coalition Board of Directors Planning Committee. The Board provides quarterly feedback to the program on its accomplishments and challenges.
Examples of Program Success
Over 800 families were served in 2017. Seventy-five percent of KCHS participants began receiving prenatal care in their first trimester. The immunization rate for infants and children served by the program is 100%. Coordinated approximately 50 training and education events. 
Success Story: When teen mom D entered into the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative (KCHSI) program, she was faced with many challenges. With the assistance of her KCHSI family support worker, D was enrolled into KCMO’s Home Bound Program, which allowed her to stay in school while she was pregnant. She followed up on all the resources and referrals given to her by the family support worker, achieved honor roll status and full-time employment, and delivered a healthy baby. KCHSI continues to empower D by sharing parenting education and building her self-esteem through their home visiting curriculum.
Description Started in 1992, Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) works to protect all of greater Kansas City's citizens against vaccine-preventable diseases through collaboration, advocacy and education. MAIC activities are aimed at increasing public awareness about the serious consequences of vaccine-preventable diseases and at promoting community resources for immunizations. Activities include a series of annual flu clinics and a regional Immunization Symposium for health professionals, as well as quarterly educational events. 
Program Budget $54,718.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Public Health
Population Served General/Unspecified, Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success MAIC will provide education and training to family health and pediatric nurses as well as public health and school nurses regarding required and recommended adolescent immunizations. MAIC will educate and train medical staff in proper vaccine storage and handling. MAIC will coordinate with Back to School events and ways to promote school entry immunization requirements. MAIC will increase public awareness and access to the annual flu vaccine.
Long-Term Success MAIC envisions that 95% of the population in the metropolitan area will be vaccinated against preventable diseases.
Program Success Monitored By A Steering Committee provides direction and oversight for MAIC activities. Mother & Child Health Coalition’s Board Planning Committee follows MAIC activities through quarterly reports based on annual goals.
Examples of Program Success

Since the first Immunization Symposium in 1993, more than 4,000 regional health care professionals have received updates and best practices information from national and local leaders. Symposium evaluations equate this event as matching in value to those put on by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Due to MAIC’s efforts, the immunization rate in KC has increased by over 30%.  The "Bee Wise - Immunize" campaign, supported in-kind by the Kansas City Star promotes immunizations available at all local and county health departments. Education/public awareness efforts have increased the number of local health care workers immunized against the flu.  MAIC sponsors flu clinics reaching approximately 300 annually.


Safe Kids Metro KC (SKMKC) is part of Safe Kids USA, a national network of organizations whose mission is to prevent unintentional childhood injuries, the leading killer of children under 15. Each year more than 280,000 children ages 14 and under are injured as occupants in motor vehicles and nearly 1,800 are killed. SKMKC provided 87child car seat checks and installations -- including providing seats to parents who can't afford them. SKMKC provides educational activities and resources for bike and pedestrian safety as well as home safety. Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury-related death among children less than a year old. SKMKC provided two Safe Sleep "Train the Trainer" Clinics to reduce unintentional suffocation deaths and injuries through education and the distribution of sleep sacks, cribs, and fitted sheets to families who need a safe sleep environment for their infants.  Provided safety education and 225 properly fit bike helmets to parents and children. SKMKC aims to stimulate changes in attitudes and behavior and relies on injury prevention strategies that work in the real world. The program works closely with Clay, Platte, Jackson and Wyandotte County medical and health professionals, educators, parents, grandparents, businesses, public policy-makers and, most importantly, kids.

Program Budget $52,050.00
Category Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other Safety Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success The impact of education and public awareness activities focused on preventing injuries. Providing equipment and supplies with the education helps strengthen the message.  
Long-Term Success Safe Kids Metro KC has one major goal: to reduce the number of unintentional injuries to children under the age of 15,  and save lives.
Program Success Monitored By Safe Kids Worldwide requires all Safe Kids programs to be led by a Steering Committee and have by-laws. SKMKC annually submits an Action Plan and completes a performance evaluation based on requirements specific to Safe Kids Worldwide. As a bi-state program, Safe Kids Metro KC is overseen by two state Safe Kids oversight programs. The program provides quarterly activity reports as well as previous year’s injury data to Safe Kids Missouri, administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and year-end data reports on activities as well as evaluation for funded projects to Safe Kids Kansas, administered by Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The program is also monitored through quarterly reports to the Mother & Child Health Coalition Board of Directors Planning Committee. The Board provides quarterly feedback to the program on its accomplishments and challenges.
Examples of Program Success

Safe Kids Metro KC has over 115 members representing 72 local injury prevention-related organizations. 35 individuals were trained as Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs).  CPSTs checked installations and distributed 406 child safety seats at 7 car seat checks.  Over 187 families received education about the correct car seat installation. Safe Kids Metro KC received grants from Safe Kids Worldwide for International Walk to School Day, bike helmets, car seats and Halloween safety promotion, and from Kansas Safe Kids to provide Pack n Play cribs for needy families. A grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services helps support the program. 113 bike helmets, 48 smoke alarms and 24 CO detectors were distributed; 5 crib safety events held; 59 participants trained and received new Pack n Play crib.



The Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) was implemented by Mother & Child Health Coalition in 2003 to intensify the focus on reducing infant mortality in our community. FIMR works to improve the quality and scope of services for pregnant women and providing a voice for infants who deserve a healthy start. The FIMR program utilizes a community based, action oriented, systematic process to create a way for diverse community members to come together to examine a variety of factors associated with fetal and infant loss and implement community action plans.  Activities have focused on getting pregnant women into early prenatal care; decreasing the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco; improving nutrition and decreasing obesity; promoting safe sleep for infants; and addressing asthma in pregnancy.  

Program Budget $50,174.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Maternal & Infant Care
Population Served Females, Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

FIMR examines factors associated with fetal and infant mortality through case review. Medical records, autopsy reports and social work notes are abstracted and presented to the Case Review Team (CRT) in a way that protects family privacy. After the review, the CRT members identify health trends, health systems and community factors that may have contributed to the fetal or infant death. The CRT then makes recommendations for community change. The FIMR Community Action Team (CAT) is a part of the health Commission and consists of community leaders representing government, consumers, key institutions and health and human services organizations. The members of the CAT translate recommendations from the CRT into action steps. Both teams participate in implementing interventions designed to address the problem. The FIMR program attracts a diverse membership including consumers, professionals from public and private sectors and community organizations.

Long-Term Success

Goal: Reduce fetal deaths (20 weeks gestation and greater) to 4.1 per 1,000 and reduce infant deaths (birth to one year of age) to 4.5 per 1,000 live births.

FIMR plans locally appropriate policies and improves community resources and service delivery systems in order to reduce infant and fetal loss and to serve families after a loss.

Program Success Monitored By

The FIMR program objectives, set out by the National FIMR program, guide the CRT and CAT in their work. Data and needs drive the work of the Kansas City FIMR.  Mother & Child Health Coalition works in concert with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MODHSS) for access to death certificates. A quarterly report from FIMR is sent to MODHSS. The report includes: the number of cases reviewed, a list of risk factors for women in the area FIMR serves and future program goals.

Examples of Program Success

Over 251 cases have been reviewed to date and the data analyzed biannually. The cost of a pregnancy test was identified as a barrier for timely entry into prenatal care. The CAT and the CRT have worked to provide free pregnancy tests to agencies caring for women in the FIMR ZIP codes as an effort to reduce one of the barriers. The CAT developed and disseminated a Paper on Medicaid and Infant Mortality White Paper to help address systems issues impacting early access to prenatal care.  As a result of the FIMR programs identification of obesity and poor nutrition in Kansas City mothers experiencing a loss, several initiatives focused on promoting breastfeeding, exercise, and good nutrition in pregnant and new mothers. Through the Safe Sleep Task Force, 70 needy families have received training and Pack & Play cribs.  In order to help address racial disparities, the CAT began Implicit Bias training. 

Description This public awareness effort seeks to educate the public about the Safe Haven laws in Missouri and Kansas, in order to reduce the incidence of infant abuse, abandonment or murder.  The Coalition provides resources for Safe Havens such as hospitals, health departments, police, fire and ambulance stations, maternity homes and pregnancy resource centers.
Program Budget $5,550.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), At-Risk Populations, Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success 100% of the designated Safe Haven for Newborns locations in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri will have signs posted that include information on the Safe Haven law.
Long-Term Success There will be no incidences of infant abandonment in the Kansas City metro area. Everyone will receive the message "No One Ever Has to Abandon a Newborn."
Program Success Monitored By The Safe Haven Coalition and the Safe Haven Education Committee will meet quarterly to oversee progress on activities.  In addition, the Mother & Child Health Coalition's Board Planning Committee will monitor the Safe Haven for Newborns activities, progress in meeting goals, and challenges to meeting goals.
Examples of Program Success

A Power Point presentation was completed and is available on the  ( ) website; it is also used as part of in-person presentations.  A PSA was recorded by KCPT and is available on YouTube. Approximately 30 presentations have been made to various committees and organizations.“No One Ever Has to Abandon a Newborn” campaign was on billboards and buses reaching 700,000.  Permanent metal signs are up outside most Safe Haven locations including hospitals and police stations in Missouri, and hospitals, fire stations and health departments in Kansas.  The Safe Haven table-top display was shown at several conferences. Posters are available in Arabic, English and Spanish and have been distributed widely by Safe Haven members. These are on display at many locations including libraries, high schools, colleges, health departments and clinics.  The flier is also displayed on the LCD display screens at Penn Valley College. 

The Safe Haven video was updated during the summer of 2018 by a group of Wyandotte County high school students as a project of their PrepKC summer camp program. See: 
CEO Comments MCHC has but one motivation - improving health care for area mothers and their children. MCHC works together with community partners to promote wellness and advocate excellence in health care. MCHC helps to nurture and enhance the knowledge and capacity of the health care community so it can better serve the needs of mothers, children and families. MCHC is distinctive in that it is the only bi-state organization that focuses on both maternal and child health. MCHC serves as a catalyst steering efforts toward a better community integrated service system with a major emphasis on health promotion and prevention services. Efforts focus on increasing the availability, accessibility, and utilization of health services, while decreasing health disparities between racial and/or socioeconomic groups. Although the Coalition covers the greater Kansas City area, its focus is on traditionally low-income families who reside in hard to reach neighborhoods in Missouri and Kansas. Our programs and initiatives address reducing infant mortality and providing pre-natal care (Kansas City Healthy Start), immunizations (Mid America Immunization Coalition), injury prevention (Safe Kids Metro KC), childhood obesity, teen pregnancy, breastfeeding, low birth-weight, substance abuse and child abuse. Program activities continually strive to decrease barriers and improve access to information and services through collaboration and leveraging of resources. Program initiatives are targeted at improving the lives of the most vulnerable and at-risk children, youth and families in our community.  The Coalition encourages area fathers and male figures to be better role models for their children. MCHC is increasingly recognized as a leader in culturally competent education programs. Through MCHC’s collaboration with its many partners, it is able to leverage in-kind partnerships toward mutually beneficial outcomes for agencies, funders, providers and above all the children and families we are here to help. MCHC’s close partnership with many community organizations promotes legislative advocacy efforts in both states, a boost in public awareness for maternal and child health issues with appropriate data, and access to influential community leaders. Community partners benefit by having a link to a network of front line service providers for their community forums. Communication and collaboration help avoid duplication of services and focus resources in areas of greatest need. The MCHC Planning Committee has set up a formal system to regularly monitor outcomes of grant projects and committee activities. This continues to be one of the main challenges and priorities for MCHC along with ongoing sustainability.  As the two go hand in hand they are the focus of the current strategic plan.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Tracy Russell
Term Start Jan 2019
Experience Ms. Russell joined the organization in January 2019 as Executive Director. She previously served as Government Relation Director for the American Heart Association. Ms. Russell has worked in the nonprofit sector for her entire career, with an emphasis on health issues for the last 18 years. Over the last number of years, she worked with various entities including the city of Kansas City, the Tobacco-Free Kansas Coalition, and many others to improve policies, legislation and practices that affect the health and safety of our children and families. In addition to advocacy skills, Ms. Russell also has extensive managerial and administrative expertise. She has developed budgets, written grants, supervised staff and served as the primary liaison to boards of directors. She has led strategic planning sessions and served as an organization spokesperson.
Senior Staff
Title Kansas City Healthy Start Project Director
Experience/Biography Dr. Craig has served as the project director for the Kansas City Healthy Start program since 2003.
Paid Full-Time Staff 10
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 350
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 4
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 1
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 11
Male 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Truman Medical Centers, Saint Luke's Health System, University of Kansas Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital, Research Medical Center, University of Kansas City Missouri, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, Women's Clinic of Kansas City, Priority Care Pediatrics, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Sunflower Health Plan, Missouri Care, Home State, Gov't/Wyandotte County Health Department, Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Sunflower Neonatology Associates, Clay County Health Department, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, Wellpoint, New Birth Company, Department of Health and Human Services, Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Swope Health Services, Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County, Kansas City Care Clinic, Communities Creating Opportunities, Men of the Roundtable, the Lighthouse and many more organizations and agencies. 
Safe Kids Coalition of the Year AwardSafe Kids Kansas2006
KC Workplace Wellness Certification Bronze LevelKansas City Chamber of Commerce2015
KC Workplace Wellness Certification Bronze Level AwardKC Chamber of Commerce2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments Please see comments from the Executive Director in the general information as well as in program and financial section. Please see MCHC Board Chair comments in the general information.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Jovanna Rohs PhD
Company Affiliation Mid-America Regional Council
Term Apr 2019 to Mar 2020
Board Members
Ms. Hayat AbdullahiTruman Medical Center
Mr. Scott Anglemyer MAKansas Association of Community Action Programs
Ms. Carol Ayres MAChild Care Aware of Eastern KS & Western MO
Mr. Raymond Daniels EdDCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Audrey Dunkel JDKansas Hospital Association
Dr. Katherine Friedebach MDSunflower Health Plan
Ms. Audrey Hill MPASaint Lukes Health System
Ms. Jamie KatzJohnson County Mental Health Center
Dr. Jovanna Rohs PhDEarly Head Start/Mid America Regional Council
Dr. Wialaiporn Rojjanasrirat PhD, RNC, IBCLCGraceland University School of Nursing
Ms. Tracy RussellMother & Child Health Coalition
Mr. Dan Ryan MPA, JDTri-County Mental Health Services
Ms. Stephanie Seger MSW, MAChildren's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development / Board Orientation
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Program / Program Planning
Project Oversight
Advisory Board Members
Ms. Betty Boyd
Mr. Alvin BrooksFormer City Councilman, Kansas City, Missouri
Ms. Kara HendonFleishman-Hillard, Inc.
Mr. Paget HigginsCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Christine KemperKemper and Company
Ms. Audrey LangworthyFormer Kansas Senator
Ms. Melinda LaughlinMO Dept. of Health & Senior Services
Ms. Jan MarcasonCouncilwoman, City of Kansas City, Missouri
Mr. Mike McCannSpencer, Fane, Britt & Browne, LLP
Ms. Betty NovakCommunity Advocate from Kansas
Ms. Margo QuirconiEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Representative Louis RuizKansas House of Representatives
Sister Berta SailerOperation Breakthrough
Ms. Rachel SissonKansas Department of Health & Enviroment
CEO Comments Please see comments from the Executive Director in the general information as well as in program and financial section. Please see MCHC Board Chair comments in the general information.
Fiscal Year Start Apr 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Mar 31, 2020
Projected Revenue $1,310,561
Projected Expenses $1,310,561
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
Audit Documents
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 3/31/2018, 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201920182017
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,235,166$1,060,016$1,103,482
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$13,331$14,007$10,246
Membership Dues$16,675$7,550$9,975
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$23,956$32,338$22,968
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201920182017
Program Expense$1,272,154$1,156,012$1,124,326
Administration Expense$151,824$135,912$125,595
Fundraising Expense$8,442$8,534$9,786
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.990.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%89%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201920182017
Total Assets$858,628$844,768$872,918
Current Assets$843,739$838,166$869,793
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$65,789$54,698$67,469
Total Net Assets$792,839$790,070$805,449
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201920182017
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities12.8215.3212.89
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201920182017
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201920182017
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --United Way Worldwide $41,115 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Health Care Foundation $31,825 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --HappyBottoms $26,788 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments MCHC is in a strong financial position. The MCHC Finance Committee, Development Committee and Board of Directors have worked closely with me to see that policies and procedures are in place to assure the sustainability and integrity of the Coalition. The MCHC Finance Committee has been very involved and conscientious with MCHC financial matters. The leadership by the Treasurer and Finance Committee over the years has always been ethical and focused on accountability and long-range fund development. The MCHC Finance Manager is extremely organized and capable. She is proactive in staying current on the most up-to-date financial policies and grants requirements for non-profit organizations. She strives to implement the most efficient office operation systems to better utilize and account for resources. She has all financial reports completed ahead of time. She meets with the ED and with program directors on a regular basis to monitor and review budgets. The MCHC board has recognized the need for MCHC to diversify its sources of funding.  MCHC's financial challenges include the fact that many of its partner organizations are facing economic challenges. To help assure continued sustainability and credibility with funders, MCHC continually strives to maintain the integrity of its programs and meet expected outcomes. The board is confident that MCHC will continue to be a good steward of the resources it receives to carry out its mission.
Other Documents
From Birth to One: Infant Health in Greater Kansas City2018View
Fall Newsletter2018View
Mid America Immunization Coalition brochure2018View
Kansas City Healthy Start Brochure2017View
Kansas City Healthy Start Brochure-Spanish2015View
Kansas City Fetal Infant Mortality Review Report2013View
Breastfeeding Brochure2013View
Organization Name Maternal & Child Health Coalition of Greater Kansas City, Inc.
Address 1734 E. 63rd Street
Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64110
Primary Phone (816) 283-6242253
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Tracy Russell
Board Chair Dr. Jovanna Rohs PhD
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mid-America Regional Council
Year of Incorporation 2000
Former Names
Maternal & Child Health Coalition