Our work helps ensure that all Bootheel babies get to celebrate their first birthday.
Bootheel Babies & Families supports, educates, and empowers families and community partners to improve maternal and child outcomes, enabling families to thrive.
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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