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Each year, the number of babies St. Louis
loses could have made up 12 kindergarten classrooms.

References

1. Brumbaugh, Stephen. Travel Patterns of American Adults with Disabilities, U.S. Department
of Transportation, September 2018. https://www.

St. Louis Infant Mortality Rates by Zip Code

Source: FLOURISH St. Louis

For example, in St. Louis, MO, USA, infant mortality rates in some parts of the city have reached crisis
levels, with more than 18 deaths per 1,000 babies
born.3 Decades of systemic discrimination have made
St. Louis a highly segregated region, leaving many
racial minorities isolated in areas of concentrated
poverty that lack resources. These communities, just
miles from some of the most advanced medical care
facilities in the United States, face infant mortality
rates higher than developing nations such as Uzbekistan and Nicaragua.4
In addition, premature births cost Missouri
taxpayers $180 million USD in immediate and shortterm costs.
Local community leaders, engaged in an initiative
called FLOURISH St. Louis, supported by Generate
Health and the Missouri Foundation for Health, spoke
with more than 350 local family members to identify
the most pressing issues impacting maternal and
infant health. They found that one of the biggest barriers residents face in having a healthy pregnancy and
thriving family is access to reliable public transportation in St. Louis.
So, as we think about MaaS/MOD, how often do we
talk about infant mortality or discrimination? These
are issues relative to the communities we are serving
that must be a part of the conversation. This new
innovative framework must be about more than providing mobility options through an app or technology;
it must be about the people.
MaaS/MOD holds the opportunity and responsibility to look with fresh eyes at our mobility
ecosystems and finally bridge the digital divide to
address some of our community's greatest transportation needs. We simply cannot afford not to, and our
future depends on it. itej

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