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.
We believe every baby born in Kansas City should celebrate their first birthday!
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.
11 babies die a month in the metro, so we don’t have time for working in silos.
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.
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.
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.
The CKC Campaign was launched in 2018
Outreach Mediums Utilized
Print, Web, Video, Social Media
The mission of the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County is to enhance health outcomes in Wyandotte County through informing, collaborating, aligning, mobilizing and activating organizations, government entities and community members.