Healthy Start

Healthy Start

Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start’s case managers work with individuals to gain access to the healthcare and other community services they need. Home visitation case management services are available in Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot and Scott counties for women who are pregnant and families with children less than 2 years of age.

Case Managers help:

  • Assess and determine the needs of individuals and families
  • Develop a plan of care to meet those needs
  • Assist in locating the nearest available resources or services
  • Link individuals and families to the services needed in their communities
  • Periodic follow-up to ensure the needs are being met

The MBHS Perinatal Case Management Program works to:

  • Reduce infant death rates
  • Reduce the incidence of low birth weight babies
  • Help women have healthier babies
  • Reduce racial and socioeconomic disparities in rates of infant mortality

Healthy Start Is . . .

Case Management

This program allows case managers to work with women who are pregnant and families with children less than 2 years of age to gain access to healthcare and other community services. MBHS encourages first trimester (week 1 – week 12) enrollment.

New Arrivals

Introducing the newest members of the MBHS family – updated every month!

Fly Group

First Love Yourself (FLY) Women’s Support Groups are dedicated exclusively for Healthy Start Consumers, Parents and Consortium members ages 18 and over. The group meetings support and are not limited to the following key topics: Self Esteem, Health and Wellness, Attitude, Preparedness and Empowerment.

Community Action Network

A group of volunteers dedicated to eliminating racial inequities in infant mortality & poor birth outcomes by mobilizing the community to do outreach,
education, and policy change.

MBHS Fatherhood Program

Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start Fatherhood Program is a invitation for dads or partners to become or continue being connected to child(ren) of mothers who are enrolled in the Healthy Start Case Management program.

Success Stories

Testimonials from MBHS clients.

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