Our mission is to decrease the infant death rate in Stoddard County by utilizing resources within our county to adequately provide pre post natal care, safe sleep practice education, and access to support and treatment for substance use and misuse in pregnant women.
Missouri Foundation for Health's Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative was established in 2013 to address the high infant death rates in St. Louis and the bootheel counties Stoddard, Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi, Pemiscot, and Dunklin. Through funding from Missouri Foundation for Health and in collaboration with Bootheel Babies and Families, Stoddard County Collaborative Partners are working toward decreasing infant deaths in Stoddard County. Focus areas are:
*Substance use and misuse among pregnant women
*Pre- and postnatal care
This is a community effort. If you or an organization you are part of wants help find solutions to decrease infant death in Stoddard County we welcome you to join Stoddard County Collaborative Partners. See our events section on the home page for upcoming opportunities and events.