Monday, February 7, 2011

Asthma Education Grant Provides Resources, Education, and Assessments

The Acting on Behalf of My Child to Control Asthma grant targets child care centers, families and caregivers of children diagnosed with asthma. The Platte County Health Department can provide education and resources, free to Platte County Child Care Centers/In Home Providers/Caregivers/Parents of children up to the age of 5. Participants will receive informational packets, an in-home or child care facility assessment along with home/center environmental action plans and asthma materials (AeroChambers, Nebulizer Tubing/Masks).

Participants will learn more about:
  • Signs and symptoms of asthma
  • What makes asthma worse
  • Reducing indoor asthma triggers
  • Using asthma medicines
  • Helping your child control asthma
If you have any questions or would like to receive the one hour educational program please contact Sherrie Kisker, at 816-587-5998 Extension 322 or

Clay County Child Care Centers/Home Providers/Families (outside of KC city-limits) may contact Regina, Clay County Public Health Center at 816-595-4240 to set up an appointment for services available in Clay County.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Seizure Disorder Training for the Child Care Provider

Approximately 2.5 million Americans have epilepsy, and 350,000+ children are affected by the neurological disorder that causes people to have recurrent seizures. This 1 hour training will help the child care provider recognize common seizure types, appropriate first aid, and how to provide social and academic support for children with epilepsy.

Pre Registration is required for the Thursday, February 17th training at the Mo Family Conservancy Workshop calendar.
Visit  to register