Bootheel Babies and Families is a comprehensive community effort to reduce infant mortality in the region by mobilizing, facilitating, coordinating, and increasing engagement of multi-sector partners and community members. This initiative is funded and supported by Missouri Foundation for Health working in coordination with BNHI and MBRC.

The Importance of Collective Impact

Collective impact is the commitment of a group, drawn from multiple sectors, to embrace a common agenda and solve a specific social problem on a broader scale.

All participants are brought together through five understood conditions:

  • Common Agenda

    Sharing an understanding of the problem, and a shared vision for change
  • Shared Measurement

    Measuring results through data, focusing on performance management, and sharing accountability
  • Mutually Reinforcing Activities

    Coordinating various approaches through a joint plan of action
  • Continuous Communication

    Building trust through consistent and open communication
  • Backbone Support

    Coordinating the staff of separate organizations to convene resources and skills

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Bootheel Babies and Families is an infant mortality reduction initiative funded and supported by Missouri Foundation for Health working in coordination with BNHI and MBRC.