Maternal Mortality and Health Inequities

Maternal Mortality: Why are women dying? It seems like something out of a film set in ancient history – a new mother seems fine but keeps insisting that something is wrong only to be ignored by those around her. The situation worsens until she dies suddenly. Unfortunately, for all too many families in the United […]

Infant Mortality Month 2018

Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start (MBHS) has been linking women and families to the services in five Bootheel counties for 21 years and is highlighting Infant Mortality Awareness Month this September in order to continue to help babies grow and thrive. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes the death of a baby before his […]

Ask a CLC, Part 2

This week we will be looking at another common question our CLC Shira hears. One of the biggest reasons why women stop breastfeeding or never begin in the first place is nipple soreness or pain. While this is a common side effect of breastfeeding it is not to be expected – instead, it indicates an […]

Ask a CLC, Part 1

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and in celebration, we will be doing a special series of blog posts looking at the five most common questions our staff Certified Lactation Counselor Shira Bills receives. Breastfeeding isn’t always as easy as it may seem and many new moms have questions but are afraid to ask. Shira is available to […]

June is Men’s Health Month!

Men’s Health Month: Making Prevention Our Priority June is Men’s Health Month and while you may think of women and children first when you think of MBRC our goal is to strengthen every member of our community. This year during Men’s Health Month we want to take the time to encourage the men of our […]

Mykaela’s Farewell Blog

Reflection on your time at MBRC During my time at MBRC I have learned new skills, behaviors, communication techniques, and how to become a well-rounded professional, even though I was not quite yet one. Some of the experiences that I have had at MBRC have been shadowing employees, attending meetings, being a part of employee […]

What have I learned: Valarie

Becoming an intern at the MBRC was been a great learning experience for me. I have learned so much about the agency, case management, being out in the field doing social work in general, and more about the opportunities and programs that my own home (Bootheel) has to offer. Everything I learned has been interesting […]

A Day in the Life: Mykaela

I will have been interning at MBRC for about a month soon and while I have experienced many things. I have been able to attend work meetings, case management meetings, go out recruiting for the agency, shadowing, and have been able to learn more about what being a case manager is all about. Being able [...]

A Day in the Life: Valarie

For the past two months, I have been interning at the MBRC. My experience here so far has been a great learning experience for me. I have been able to play a part in various programs in the agency. With each program, I have learned so much about them separate and how they all work [...]

What are you studying and why? Mykaela’s answers

Why I am training to be a social worker: I have picked social work as my future profession because I have a passion to help people. One of my professors at SEMO has told me never to use “to help people” as my response when asked why I have gone into social work. But I [...]

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