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
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.
Monthly classes to help parents, caregivers, and community members learn about the important role they play in having a healthy baby. Classes are held in a fun and non-intimidating environment. Based on available funds, transportation and day care reimbursement are provided. Male parent participation is encouraged.
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.