• Paid Family Leave
  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
  • Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act


  • Medicaid Expansion
  • Paid Family Leave


  • Extend postpartum care benefits to 12 months
  • Establish First 1,000 Day “health homes”
  • KanCare Reprocurement:
    • Expand maternal benefits to include doulas, lactation consultants, and community health workers
    • Add de-segregated quality measures for maternal and child health


To improve the well-being of children and families during the period of the parent’s pregnancy through their
child’s 2nd birthday.


Families in Kansas thrive during the first 1,000 days so their children achieve their dreams.

Problems we are trying to solve:Changes we want to see:
Fragmented and siloed
approach to improving the First 1,000 Days in Kansas results in duplicative efforts and missed
A state-wide coalition with a holistic approach across systems to advocate for policies and programs to support Black, Indigenous, and Latinx families during the first 1,000 days.
Workplace policies do not
accommodate the needs of
parents during the First 1,000
Passage of federal and/or state legislation:
• Paid family and medical leave for all families
• Federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 1486/H.R. 1065).
• Federal PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (S. 1658/ H.R. 3110)
Parents and their children lack
access to equitable health care

Improve Medicaid coverage through:

• Expansion of eligibility (close health coverage gap);
• Extension of postpartum coverage from 60 days to 1 year postpartum;
• State-level expansion of maternal benefits (home visiting, implicit bias training, doulas, lactation
consultants, telehealth option for lactation support, etc.)
• Adding de-segregated maternal and child quality measures
• Covering of centered pregnancy for prenatal care
• Coverage of dyadic care for both physical and mental health
• Unbundling maternity care payments to increase payment for postpartum care
• Incentivizing evidence-based care (Baby-Friendly Hospitals, etc.)