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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Infant Mortality Awareness Month Workshop 2016

    September 23, 2016 Infant Mortality Awareness Month Workshop: Every Baby Deserves a Healthy Start     A big big thank you! We would like to thank everyone that took the time to attend our annual Infant Mortality Awareness Month workshop. As mentioned by our CEO, Cynthia Dean, the primary purpose of this Infant […]

Healthy Start Clients: My Breastfeeding Journey

  August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. MBRC celebrates and raises awareness on the importance of breastfeeding & provides a long list of benefits for both baby and mom. Breastfeeding is a protective factor for infant mortality, which is why at MBRC we strongly encourage mothers to breastfeed during the child’s first year! Like the […]

Sharing Love from Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start

“Sharing Love from Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start” February is the month for recognition of appreciation & celebration of love to our loved ones; Valentine’s Day! Appreciation and celebration of love should be an everyday thing; however, with the busy daily events, it can be quite easy for people to forget & overlook our blessings with […]

17th Annual Low Birthweight Conference

April 17th 2015 marked the 17th Annual Low Birthweight Conference hosted by Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium (MBRC). The theme for this year’s conference was “LEADING THE MOVEMENT: The Importance of Male Involvement and Prenatal Health Care.” Many brilliant speakers from across the country shared their wealth of knowledge on the topics of male involvement and […]

Community Roundtable Conversation on Infant Mortality

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