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the Gap

The Situation

Our state faces many challenges, some verging on a crisis. We’re far behind the national average on key metrics with disparities driven by racial inequities, stretched resources, and inadequate access.




Missouri ranking in the U.S. for maternal mortality in 2019




Number of excess deaths among Black women

from childbirth




Percentage of
infant deaths
from SUIDs 

Image by National Cancer Institute

Our Purpose

Missouri has nationally renowned experts, innovative ideas, and strong organizations that recognize and actively fight these challenges. The Uplift Connection is a bridge between those efforts, making it easier for community partners to find each other, share ideas, and better fulfill their missions of supporting our state’s women and infants.

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What We Do

We’re building a seamless network of resources to help Missouri’s women and infant health organizations, providers and stakeholders connect their efforts. Together, we can share the latest news and events, access emerging ideas, and improve the health of our communities.

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