HIV Stigma and Myths

HIV is a serious issue facing rural populations around the globe, and our area is no different.   We find that there are still a number of sterotypes and myths about HIV/AIDS being spread around, so let’s address them.   First – what is HIV?  “HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It weakens a person’s […]

Electrical Hazards

Every year babies and children across the country end up in the emergency room seriously injured from electrical accidents. These incidents can even lead to death. In our modern world, it is unlikely that we will be living in a space where electricity isn’t constantly surrounding us, so our job as parents and caregivers is […]

Diabetes Glossary

Diabetes is a serious issue facing our community. But, when having conversations about the illness there are a lot of very specific terms that get used and it can be hard to know what they all mean. It also makes it harder to speak with health providers when they are using terms you may not […]

Lameka’s Breastfeeding Story

August is National Breastfeeding Month, one of our favorite months to celebrate at MBRC! We encourage all of our participants to breastfeed with the goal of exclusive breastfeeding up to age 6 months, as recommended by the World Health Organization and the American Association of Pediatricians. One of our breastfeeding moms shared her story with […]

Fatherhood Coordinator

Sikeston, MO – The Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome Anthony Crawford Jr. as the Healthy Start Fatherhood Program Coordinator. Anthony will play a critical role in a team approach to involving and supporting the fathers/males that are part of Healthy Start families through enhanced outreach, recruitment, case management, engagement, […]

Keep Safe in the Heat

With the heat index climbing this weekend it’s important to step back and see what needs to be done to stay safe during the summer. Children, pregnant women, and the elderly are at a greater risk for heat-related illnesses.     Never Leave a Child (or pet) In The Car – A car intensifies the […]


Terrico Johnson, BSW, Project Director for the MBRC, Bootheel Health Alliance Childhood Wellness Program was recognized by Cynthia Dean, MBRC CEO, Director of Programs; as Most Valuable Team Player during a recent MBRC Staff Development Diversity & Inclusion Training at the Canvas Event center in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Cardinals Care Grant

MBRC is so excited and grateful to announce that we received a grant from the Cardinals Care Foundation! Cardinals Care is the team’s community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care gives fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our […]

Client Success Story: Meleicka Bradley

When Meleicka Bradley began her journey with Healthy Start Case Management she was pregnant and facing a number of crises. These included dealing with anxiety and depression and coping with the reality of homelessness. Through her time in the program working with Case Manager and Certified Lactation Counselor Shira Bills, she has implemented a number […]

Bootheel Health Alliance, Bootheel Kids!

As the sound of rambunctious school children filters in from the hallways the staff from the Bootheel Health Alliance prepares for the group they will be speaking to that day. Case Manager Anthony Crawford and Project Director Terrico Johnson are no strangers to speaking with groups of Bootheel community members about the importance of health, […]

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