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Programs Overview

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Sometimes, issues arise with children that might require a little extra care and monitoring. Families can sign up for these optional programs that are available to help children cope with an illness or transition through a condition. The following programs for families and children are available through KU Pediatrics

Feeding Team 

An interdisciplinary team designed to address feeding and eating issues in young children. Our program fosters healthy feeding and eating within the family context for normally developing children, medically complicated children, and children with developmental delays. We serve children birth to 18 years of age, although most of our patients are birth to 5 years of age.  

KU Kids Healing Place Supportive Care  

Our pediatric palliative care team provides inpatient and outpatient services to meet the physical, psychological, social, educational and spiritual needs of:

  • Parents expecting a baby with a life-limiting diagnosis
  • Chronic illnesses (illnesses that last three months or longer) diagnosed in childhood
  • Chronic complex conditions present from birth
  • Children with chronic conditions resulting from serious injury
  • Parents, siblings or other family members with serious illnesses

Healthy Hawks

The Healthy Hawks Team is dedicated to helping children and their families overcome issues they face concerning weight. A group of specialists come together to form the Healthy Hawks team in order to help families live healthier lives.
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Parents As Teachers

Parents As Teachers is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

Healthy Steps

Healthy Steps is a free program for all parents of children ages 0 to 3. It is designed to forge a relationship between health professionals and parents to address physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development of small children.

Children's Miracle Network

Children's Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to save and improve the lives of children. In the Greater Kansas City Area, proceeds benefit KU Medical Center Pediatrics.

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read® Kansas City partners with doctors to give books to kids and encourage families to read together. The program is a not-for-profit program sponsored by the University of Kansas Endowment Association at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Center for Child Health and Development (CCHD)

The CCHD supports families and providers at the local, state and national levels by diagnosing and treating children with behavioral or developmental disabilities.

Project Eagle

Project EAGLE manages multiple home-based and center-based early childhood education and comprehensive family support programs in Wyandotte County, Kan.

Last modified: May 12, 2021