MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium (MBRC) is announcing a new health care program for women and children in the Bootheel.
MBRC oficials say the Maternal and Child Health Demonstration Project is a 3- year grant funded program sponsored through the Missouri Foundation of Health, established to fill gaps in health care for women of reproductive age (15-44) in the Missouri Bootheel.
The project will address both individual and environmental barriers to health care.
Environmentally by helping organizations address social determinants to health care and individually through smoking cessation, obesity reduction, and healthy eating.
Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi, Pemiscot, and Dunklin counties in the Missouri Bootheel, are ranked among the lowest in the state in regards to overall health, according to the consortium.