What is a Perinatal Quality Collaborative?

Kansas Centers of Excellence​

Congratulations to the following birth centers for achieving the Center of Excellence in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Education Designation

Advent Health Ottawa: 15 participants
Advent Health Shawnee Mission: 304 participants
Allen County Regional Medical Center:
10 participants
Citizens Medical Center: 3 participants
Community Memorial Healthcare, Marysville: 2 participants
Community Healthcare System of NE Kansas, Onaga: 14 participants
Geary County Hospital: 15 participants
Hays Medical Center: 36 participants
Hiawatha Community Hospital: 29 participants
Kansas Midwives Alliance: 11 participants
Kearny County Hospital: 12 participants
Labette Health: 11 participants
Lawrence Memorial Hospital: 58 participants
Menorah Medical Center: 19 participants
Nemaha Valley Community Hospital: 31 participants
Newman Regional Health: 18 participants
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center: 14 participants
Overland Park Regional Medical Center: ​
Rooks County Hospital:  16 participants
Salina Regional Health Center: 9 participants
Shawnee Mission Medical Center: 210 participants
Stormont Vail Health: 167 participants
University of Kansas Health System: 163 participants
University of Kansas Health System – St. Francis: 49 participants
Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan: 13 participants
Via Christi Hospital, St. Joseph: 25 participants
Wesley Medical Center: 224 participants
Western Plains Medical Center: 10 participants

Hope Starts Now!

Throughout pregnancy and parenting, there are many milestones along the way. For a mother with substance abuse disorder, one of the most life-changing can be reaching out for help.

Hope Starts Now 
launched in 2020 and focuses on encouraging pregnant and parenting women experiencing opioid use disorder or substance use to seek support and treatment by calling the Parent Helpline at 1-800-CHILDREN. The Parent Helpline is a free, anonymous information and referral service in Kansas. It provides a trained person on the other end who will listen, empathize with your situation, and offer support. The Helpline is available 24/7 in English and Spanish.

Please join us in sharing this important resource because sometimes hope needs help.
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Learn more about opioid misuse and overdose, data, and prevention resources at KDHE’s Prevent Overdose website. Then like and follow Hope Starts Now Kansas on Facebook. The Hope Starts Now campaign was developed by a workgroup made up of many dedicated partners from the Kansas Power of the Positive (KPoP). The campaign is supported by KDHE with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Essentials for Childhood Initiative, which promotes safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments as being crucial to preventing the early adversity of child abuse and neglect.

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Vision

Kansas is the best place to be born and to be a mother.

Mission

To improve Kansas’ maternal and infant health outcomes by assuring quality perinatal care using data-driven, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement processes.

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