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Cynthia Dean, Panelist March 25, 2010 Caring Communities For Young Children Rural Early Childhood Institute Overland Park, Kansas Putting All The Pieces.

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2 Cynthia Dean, Panelist March 25, 2010 Caring Communities For Young Children Rural Early Childhood Institute Overland Park, Kansas Putting All The Pieces Together: Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start Meeting Community Needs Through A Community Based Perinatal Project Putting All The Pieces Together: Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start Meeting Community Needs Through A Community Based Perinatal Project

3 Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start History Where We Are Who We Serve Core Services Community Interventions Grantee Organization History Where We Are Who We Serve Core Services Community Interventions Grantee Organization

4 3 Happy Birthday MBHS ! Happy Birthday MBHS ! Isn’t She Cute!!! Born: September, 1997 Time: Not Soon Enough Weight: Light at first, but getting to be a heavyweight! Length: As long as possible

5 4 Where Did MBHS Come From? “Our Family Tree” HRS A US Dept Health-Human Services SIDS – RDI Project MBHS MBRC, Inc. M -

6 5 Where is Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start? State of Missouri

7 6 Identified Problems of the Bootheel Poverty/Unemployment Perinatal Health of Women Infant Mortality Rates Substance Abuse (Meth Addiction) Perinatal Smoking /Obesity Poverty/Unemployment Perinatal Health of Women Infant Mortality Rates Substance Abuse (Meth Addiction) Perinatal Smoking /Obesity

8 7 Strategic Ways to Educate the Community

9 Education Activities Healthy Baby Classes Male Involvement SHAPE- (Self-Esteem,Health AttitudePreparedness, and Empowerment) Mental Health Certification ( Grantee- MBRC, Inc.) 2009 Healthy Baby Classes Male Involvement SHAPE- (Self-Esteem,Health AttitudePreparedness, and Empowerment) Mental Health Certification ( Grantee- MBRC, Inc.) 2009

10 Community Interventions MBHS Regional Consortium MBHS Local Councils Local Health Systems Action Plan Community Interventions/ Partnerships Male Involvement MBHS Regional Consortium MBHS Local Councils Local Health Systems Action Plan Community Interventions/ Partnerships Male Involvement

11 Community Volunteers from the five county project area who use the community as a foundation for the improving the health care of infants, mothers and fathers associated with the elimination of disparities and infant mortality Community Volunteers from the five county project area who use the community as a foundation for the improving the health care of infants, mothers and fathers associated with the elimination of disparities and infant mortality 10 What is the MBHS Regional Consortium and Local Councils?

12 Required Core Service Component from Health Human Services Administration (HRSA) for Grant Cycle Selected by Volunteers in 2005 as a a major health concern from group discussions, focus groups and consumer need assessments Required Core Service Component from Health Human Services Administration (HRSA) for Grant Cycle Selected by Volunteers in 2005 as a a major health concern from group discussions, focus groups and consumer need assessments 11 History of Local System Action Plan

13 To address the adverse effects of obesity and prevention of pregnancy obesity through encouraging physical activity and nutrition 12 MBHS Regional Consortium Local Health Systems Action Plan

14 13 LHSAP Facts Sheets developed by Consumers/Volunteers

15 14 LHSAP Facts Sheet Developed Consumers and Volunteers

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17 Contracted Exercise Team Captains 16 Exercise Classes Walking Trail Nutrition Classes Video Library Health Screenings

18 Local Council’s Approach to Education Breast pump Loaner Program/Peer Mentoring Program Smoke Free Homes and Car Campaign Books for Newborn Project Breast pump Loaner Program/Peer Mentoring Program Smoke Free Homes and Car Campaign Books for Newborn Project

19 MBHS Mississippi County Local Council 2 nd Grade Healthy Kids Day  Target 2 nd Graders  Healthy eating and physical fitness activities starts early  Group effort to make this a success  Target 2 nd Graders  Healthy eating and physical fitness activities starts early  Group effort to make this a success

20 2 nd Graders Healthy Kids Day Highlights

21 Thank You Letters from 2 nd Graders

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23 22 Fatherhood First Program Male Involvement Fatherhood First Program Male Involvement

24 23 Lessons Learned – Effective Community Involvement “Values and Benefits” Sense of Program Ownership Individual and Community Benefits Addressing Cultural Racial and Class Issues Program as reflection of community needs Sense of Program Ownership Individual and Community Benefits Addressing Cultural Racial and Class Issues Program as reflection of community needs

25 24 Lessons Learned – Effective Community Involvement “Effective Recruitment Strategies” Consumer Involvement Nurturing new partnerships Identifying community leaders Outreach to community organizations Consumer Involvement Nurturing new partnerships Identifying community leaders Outreach to community organizations

26 25 Lessons Learned –Community Involvement “ Pitfalls and Landmines” Be aware of time constraints Acknowledge and mediate power dynamics Lack of administrative support Unresolved racial and class issues Need for consistent training Be aware of time constraints Acknowledge and mediate power dynamics Lack of administrative support Unresolved racial and class issues Need for consistent training

27 Barriers Funding Access to Services – Transportation Isolation Cultural Issues ( County) Information Sharing Funding Access to Services – Transportation Isolation Cultural Issues ( County) Information Sharing

28 27 In 2003 evolved as a non profit organization from Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start Regional Consortium, a community-based infant mortality program that addressed infant mortality since 1997 in the project region MBRC, Inc. Replaced Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – St. Louis (SIDS Resources) as the previous Grantee for the MBHS project in June 2005 MBRC, Inc is governed and staffed by residents from the S.E. Missouri Region In 2003 evolved as a non profit organization from Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start Regional Consortium, a community-based infant mortality program that addressed infant mortality since 1997 in the project region MBRC, Inc. Replaced Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – St. Louis (SIDS Resources) as the previous Grantee for the MBHS project in June 2005 MBRC, Inc is governed and staffed by residents from the S.E. Missouri Region Grantee Organization

29 28 First Office: Sept, North St. Sikeston Second Office 127 E. Malone - Sikeston, Missouri Office History

30 29 MBRC, Inc. Central Office Current

31 In conclusion…….. Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start Program continues to put together the pieces with innovative approaches to access to care. Thank you!!!! Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start Program continues to put together the pieces with innovative approaches to access to care. Thank you!!!!

32 Thank You! Contact Information: MBRC, Inc. Attn: Cynthia Dean P.O. Box 250 Portageville, MO Address: Toll Free: 1 (888) , ext. 327 Fax #: (573)


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