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In the Community


Being a leader in children’s health means doing our part to make sure the Kansas City region is a healthy place to grow up. Children's Mercy engages in meaningful programs, opportunities, and partnerships that improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital. These initiatives help support the hospital’s mission and bring solutions to some of our community’s most pressing health issues. 

The programs and activities that Children’s Mercy supports across our community are known as Community Benefit. In Fiscal Year 2019, Children’s Mercy recorded over $163 million in programs and activities that support the health and well-being of children across the community. The Children’s Mercy triennial Community Health Needs Assessment identifies current conditions affecting children’s health in the Kansas City region.

Connecting your family with trusted community resources

The Sports Medicine Center provides athletic training services and outreach coverage to many local high schools.

Join us for the Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) Workshops, developed for parents and caregivers of children ages 2-12.

The Center for Childhood Safety's mission is to provide education and resources to promote safety in the home, in the community, and on the go.

The mission of the Division of Child Adversity and Resilience is to improve the lives of at-risk children, families, and communities through clinical care, community-based intervention, research, and advocacy.

CMAPs are committed to working together for healthier kids, sharing best practices, and collaborating with like-minded pediatricians to improve how care is delivered.

Community efforts are targeted at the health needs identified in a triennial Community Health Needs Assessment and are documented annually through Community Benefit reporting.

Through a network of volunteers, Children's Mercy maintains a community garden to help improve the health and well-being of our patients and the Kansas City community.

Provides environmental health consulting, patient case management, research, education, training and analytical services for individuals with environmentally triggered illnesses.

The Emmy-award-winning series, narrated by actor Paul Rudd, gives viewers an unprecedented look behind the walls of Children's Mercy Kansas City.

Children ages 1-18 years eat free during Children's Mercy's Lunch Program at our select locations.

Become a Heart Safe School with training for faculty and students to learn CPR, operate an AED and other skills to help a person experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.

Project RISE (Reaching for Independent Successful Employment) creates employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Children’s Mercy and Sporting Kansas City are stepping up to help address one of the most significant social issues impacting children and teens: bullying.

To request Children’s Mercy’s participation in a health fair, conference or event or if staff need education, training or support related to a children’s health issue, please submit the online form. Requests are reviewed weekly, and a representative will contact you to confirm participation. We are best able to accommodate requests that provide a lead time of a month or more.

The team at Children's Mercy Beacon Program have compiled a full range of resources to help families find extended support within the community. Resources include useful tips and information about technology, community assistance, food services and mental health.

Safe Sleep, Safe Babies provides important information and resources to help keep your infant safe while they sleep.

Provides education, training and resources to support the highest quality of school health services, including nursing, counseling, teaching and coaching.

Children’s Mercy and Sporting Kansas City are stepping up to help address one of the most significant social issues impacting children and teens: bullying.

At Children's Mercy, we believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. Asking about suicide does not increase risk; it increases the chance we can help.

Weighing In is a program at Children's Mercy that seeks to align community programs to help prevent and reduce childhood obesity.

Today's Pollen Count

Children’s Mercy is certified by the National Allergy Bureau and has been collecting pollen count data daily for more than 20 years, which is provided to the community. We collect pollen, mold and particulate counts right on the roof of our downtown Kansas City hospital and share them on this site and through the AccuPollen™ Allergy Tracker app.

A partner of the Children’s Services Fund of Jackson County

Children’s Mercy is a partner of Children’s Services Fund of Jackson County, making it possible to provide more care for kids in our area.