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
Advent Health Shawnee Mission
Allen County Regional Hospital
Citizens Medical Center
Community Health Care Memorial
Community Healthcare System
Geary Community Hospital
Hays Medical Center
Hiawatha Community Hospital
Hutchison Regional Medical Center
Kansas Midwives Alliance
Kearny County Hospital
Labette Health
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Menorah Medical Center
Memorial Health
Nemaha Valley Community Hospital
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center
Newman Regional Health
Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Rooks County Health Center
Salina Regional Health Center
Stormont Vail Health Center
University of Kansas Hospital Authority
University of Kansas Hospital, St. Francis
Via Christi Hospital, Wichita
Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan
Wesley Medical Center
Western Plains Medical Center


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


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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