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The Convening

September 27-28, 2022

Every year, Missouri’s community partners gather in one place to make real-world change and build connections to better serve women and infants. The annual Maternal and Infant Health Convening is a core part of The Uplift Connection’s purpose to serve as a hub, convene thought leaders, build awareness of regional and local efforts, and connect maternal and infant stakeholders and work across the state. This year we are meeting at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel St. Louis, Westport.



Who should attend? 

The Convening is best suited for maternal and infant health providers, stakeholders, and invested community members. That includes, but isn’t limited to:


  • Any community members or providers invested in the health of women and infants

  • Current or previously funded Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative partners

  • FLOURISH members and partners

  • Bootheel Babies & Families members and partners

  • Members of DHSS Women’s Health Council

  • Members of the Maternal Child Learning and Action Network


​Why should I attend? 

  • Connect with other community leaders

  • Share your progress and learnings with others

  • Walk away with actionable tools and insights

Download the agenda for a full overview of what we will be covering.


How much does it cost to attend? 

Our 2022 Convening is provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of our event funders, Missouri Foundation for Health, Missouri Hospital Association, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.


Where is the Convening being held this year?

We’re delighted to announce that the Convening will return to in-person this year. We will gather at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel St. Louis, Westport.

We have a block of rooms reserved. Use this custom link to take advantage of our preferred room pricing.


I have work I’d love to present. How do I connect with the organizers?

That’s great! Fill out a contact form below and someone will reach out about presentation opportunities.


When will you have more information?

We’re still ironing out a few details—check back here for updates.

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