CRADLE KC

Infant mortality is a key indicator of the overall health of a community. In Kansas City, far too many babies have died and for far too long. It is time to focus on measurable goals that address systemic issues.
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OUR ONE GOAL

Close the health equity gap

Cradle Kansas City is a collective impact group consisting of public and private partnerships, community organizations, and resident experts with lived experience who are dedicated to changing the systems, large and small, that reinforce the status quo. We have only one goal because it is so big, to close the health equity gap, which includes premature birth, preventable sleep related deaths We accomplish change through: partnerships with medical systems, resident-built strategies, and clear messaging that is aimed at systemic change.


PARTNER ORGANIZATION'S SHARING

CORE VALUES

HOPE

We believe every baby born in Kansas City should celebrate their first birthday!

JOY

There is no greatest component to our mission than joy. After all, CKC works every day towards a future where every KC baby and their mothers are healthy.

ACTION

11 babies die a month in the metro, so we don’t have time for working in silos.

DATA

Everyone wants to do the community facing things that “feel good” but rarely ever “do good”. Data tells us where to aim, and if we are making a real impact for our population.

CLARITY

Infant mortality is a complicated problem, and that causes people to give up and stick with what they know. A clear path to act on is why people will follow us.


CRADLE KANSAS CITY'S

CLEAR STRATEGY

Developing Best Practices that are: data driven, community building, relationship building, co-designed respectful, authentic, and transparent with personal and professional buy in and rooted in the belief that Equity is the Best Practice.

We believe the biggest impact will come from changing how systems interact with families, not how families interact with systems. The strategy is intentionally high level and broad. System change takes time. We may not reach our goal of 'Closing the health equity gap' in the next 5 years, but that's OK, it took more than 5 years for the problem to get this big.


3 Sub Strategies

Developing Best Practices For:

For MCH data and information sharing in the Kansas City metro

Creating authentic resident, program and provider relationships to foster an integrated care team approach to close the health equity gap, improve health and solve community

Advocating at the local/state/federal polices which close the health equity gap for all mothers, babies and families.
POINT OF CONTACT: CRADLE KC
Shalese Clay20200611203934

Shalese Clay

Project Coordinator
Cradle Kansas City
Every Baby to 1
Mariah Chrans, IBCLC20200513212913

Mariah Chrans, IBCLC

Project Director
Cradle Kansas City
PROJECT DETAILS: CRADLE KC

Year Launched:

The CKC Campaign was launched in 2018

Outreach Mediums Utilized

Print, Web, Video, Social Media

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