The results of this nurturing are now being seen in an overall drop of infant deaths by 7%. Innovative solutions and community involvement are proving to be the formula for healthier St. Louis babies.
TRIUMPH currently serves the 27th Ward neighborhoods of Baden, North Point, Walnut Park East and Walnut Park West, however, future successes will see TRIUMPH expand into other communities.
There are many supporters meeting the challenge and leading our community in a more positive direction. Currently, co-chairing the Prenatal and Infant Wellness Collaborative is Kendra Copanas, Executive Director for the Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition and William Dotson, Chief Bureau of Women Children & Adolescent Health for the City of St. Louis City Department of Health. Members of collaborative also include Alderman Chris Carter, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' Office of Minority Health, St. Louis County Department of Health, Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center, Nurses for Newborns Foundation, Medicaid managed care health plans, and groups from the business, academic and faith-based communities.
The PIWC is open to anyone interested in working together to reduce infant deaths in the St. Louis region. Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Walnut Park Library, 5760 West Florissant, St. Louis, MO 63120. Contact Ken Sowell, TRIUMPH Program Manager, at 314.359.1430 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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