Perinatal Community Collaboratives

Welcome to the Kansas Perinatal Community Collaboratives (KPCC) website where you can explore ideas and options for creating community-driven systems of care designed to improve maternal and infant health. Kansas cities, counties, and regions are developing community collaborations that bring together public health and clinical care services to assure coordinated supports for women of child-bearing age and their families.

Community Collaborative Model

This Community Collaborative Model utilizes a Collective Impact framework. A collective Impact is an innovative approach to collaboration across government, business, non-profit organizations, philanthropy, and citizens designed to achieve significant and lasting social change. The Kansas program model also emphasizes community needs to ensure local relevance. Piloted in Salina, Kansas in 2010, this successful model has been launched in both rural and urban areas through a partnership between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Title V Bureau of Family Health and the March of Dimes. Currently, there are 19 KPCC sites.

The KPCC model is changing the perinatal care delivery paradigm statewide by creating updated, more effective systems of care. This new care model also makes it possible for communities to support the Kansas Title V Maternal and Child Health 5-Year State Action Plan through ongoing community needs assessments and responsive, targeted programming. Community-level programming is more easily integrated into the collaborative infrastructure. This "plug-and-play" methodology reduces implementation time, standardizes service delivery and program assessment, and ultimately reduces overall costs.