Community Relations Information
- Upcoming Events
- Community Relations Representatives
- Contact a CR Representative
- Presentations and Health Education
- CMFHP Coverage Area - MO and KS
- 2010 Community Report and video
- 2009 Community Report and video
- 2008 Community Report and video
- 2007 Community Report
- Kansas "Faces of Medicaid" Video Series
Public Policy and White Papers
- 2011 KS Legislative Update
- ACAP CMFHP Health Reform Principles
- Medicaid Managed Care and CMFHP: A Proven Record of Providing Value
- 2009 Medicaid Transformation Program - Review of the HealthWave Program
- CMFHP Comments Regarding KHPA 2009 Medicaid Transformation Program - Review of HealthWave Program
- Managed Care Cost Avoidance Model - Missouri Dept of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division
- Community Links and Resources
- Commercials (coming soon)
Information for legislators and community leaders:
Community Advocates and Public PolicyCMFHP Community Relations Representatives serve as liaisons between CMFHP and the community. Our main role is to share resources with members and potential members by performing community outreach in designated territories.
Community Relations Representatives maintain a presence and facilitate involvement with many community organizations on both sides of the state line. In addition, they plan community events for CMFHP and coordinate with area agencies to sponsor or co-sponsor events, including:
- Food Power and Food Power Young Adventure program (in conjunction with the University of Missouri, Kansas City)
- Wichita Fun Fest
- Salina Pumpkin PaZoola
- YMCA America on the Move (Kansas City, Kansas)
- Numerous swim nights and back to school fairs
Presentations and Health EducationCMFHP's Education Coordinator is trained to provide state-approved health education presentations for children, including:
Hand Washing: Germs are everywhere! During this presentation students will discuss the importance of washing their hands and practicing healthy habits like coughing or sneezing into their elbow or sleeve. Students will learn about proper hand washing technique, and get the opportunity to see first-hand how germs are spread using a black light and germ bug lotion. This presentation is available for grades K-2 and 3-5.
MyPlate: Building a Balanced Meal: The pyramid is out and the MyPlate is in! During this presentation students will learn the components of a healthy plate, see how much of their plate should be covered by different foods, and why eating out of each food group is so important to their health. K-2 will get to draw their own healthy plate, and grades 3-5 will then get the opportunity to help build some healthy meals using food models.
Portion Distortion: As we look around us we constantly see things getting bigger. We are encouraged to super-size our meals, buy bigger bags of food, and eat off bigger plates, all of which has led to in an increase is waist sizes! During the portion distortion presentation students will get the opportunity to see the caloric difference among different sizes of many common foods. They will also learn some very easy and handy tips on how to keep from overeating. This presentation is for grades 3-5.
Healthy Breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; however, many students often skip it. This presentation discusses with students why it is important to eat breakfast every day. Students will learn about fiber, why it is so important to a healthy diet, and what some healthy options for breakfast are. This presentation is available for grades K-2 and 3-5.
Understanding Food Labels We all know in order to eat better we should read the labels on our foods, but it can be tricky to know what to look for. During understanding food labels, students will learn what to look for and avoid when deciding what to eat. They will get the opportunity to hone their newly found label reading skills and actually practice reading some labels! This presentation is for grades 3-5.
Healthy Snacking Snacking is a part of life, we all do it. The problem many have with snacking though is twofold, one we snack on the wrong types of food, and two; many times our snacks are the size of meals! During healthy snacking students will learn why snacking is important and how they can snack healthy. This presentations is for grades 3-5.
Fruits and Veggies Eating fruits and vegetables is one of the most important things a child can do for their health. This presentation discusses with students the health benefits to eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day. It also reminds students to eat the colors of the rainbow; by eating a variety of colors everyday students are helping their bodies to grow strong and healthy! Students get the opportunity to sort a variety of fruits and vegetables in the appropriate colored basket. Helping them to understand the importance of eating the colors of the rainbow! This presentation is available for grades K-2.
Click to print a list of presentations and additional information.
All CMFHP presentations are approved by the state and are subject to change based on their recommendations.
CMFHP also offers podcasts, health coaching and other resources to improve the health of our members.
Just contact the Community Relations Representative in your area and ask for the “Connection” Presentation. Listen to the CMFHP 20 minute presentation and fill out the evaluation and CEU forms. Give the forms back to the representative to forward to the Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics education department. They will mail you your CEU certificate.