We’re sharing all the things we have to be thankful for during November! Rachelle Bennett is our regional hub partner serving Stoddard County at the Dexter Community Regional Healthcare Foundation.

Why are you thankful for the work BBF does?

I’m thankful for the focused data collection BBF does to identify causes of infant deaths and health risks to moms and babies in the Bootheel.  I’m also thankful for the connections we have fostered between each county to help all of our partners develop equitable workplans. 

What some positive outcomes is BBF responsible for that make you most proud?

They have a community driven approach and  are committed to letting task force members take a lead in determining what the focus for each county should be.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

I love voicing what we are grateful for around a family meal.

2020 has been challenging, but there are silver linings. What is something you have to be thankful for this year?

I enjoyed slowing down and social distancing at home with my family. This pandemic has amplified my appreciation for life’s simple pleasures like hugs and socializing in person.