We believe that all babies should celebrate their first birthday.
Who we are
WE’RE YOU. We’re parents and educators, healthcare and nonprofit employees, grandparents, volunteers and community stakeholders. We’re anyone who cares about the health and wellbeing of Missouri’s Bootheel and the families who call this region home.
Our partner agencies are Southeast Missouri State University in Scott County, Mississippi County Health Department in Mississippi County, Regional Healthcare Foundation in Stoddard County, New Madrid County Family Resource Center in New Madrid County, FCC Behavioral Health in Dunklin County, and Pemiscot Family Health Center in Pemiscot County.
Bootheel Babies & Families is a comprehensive community-led initiative working together to lower the Infant Mortality Rate through these key focus areas:
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Bonding with Your Baby Has Benefits for Everyone
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Staff Profile: Rachelle Bennett
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Keeping Babies Healthy During A Cold and Flu Season Like No Other
Cold and flu season is always a struggle for babies and parents, with the average…