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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Grantee Spotlight: Parents as Teachers in Stoddard County
The Dexter/Richland/Bloomfield Parents as Teachers organization provides information, support, and encouragement to parents as they…
WHEN YOUR BABY CAN’T TELL NIGHT FROM DAY
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WAKE UP, SLEEPY HEAD! TIPS ON GETTING YOUR BABY TO WAKE UP AND EAT
It probably seems like the most ridiculous and counter-intuitive thing in the world to wake…