#HealthierMO

Using passion, policy and partnerships to

build a stronger foundation for health

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Our Model: Foundational

Public Health Services

Missouri's Foundational Public Health Services model defines a minimum set of fundamental capabilities and areas of public health expertise that must be available in every community.

 

Explore the model. Click on individual pieces or click and drag a capability to align with an area of expertise to learn more.

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Our Blueprint

#HealthierMO is committed to helping all Missouri residents reach our full potential and live our healthiest lives. We're building a stronger, more resilient public health system that will be more responsive to the needs of Missourians.

 

We work actively with everyone who contributes to community health to ensure that each community has a skilled public health workforce, a strong network of partners, stable funding streams, policies, and a reliable system for service delivery.

 

These foundational public health capabilities support good health and well-being for all of us.

 
 

Our Challenge

Missouri's public health system is made up of a state health department and 114 autonomous local public health agencies with varying governance structures and funding sources.

 

Universities, public and private organizations, non-profit entities, and many other groups and individuals contribute to building a strong, stable, and lasting foundation for community health.

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Our Stories

#HealthierMO is a grassroots initiative, led by public health professionals working on the front lines to build the environments where all of us can live our healthiest lives. Public health affects all of us - the air we breathe, water and food we consume, and communities where we live, work, learn, worship, and play. 

 

We are fortunate to have a dedicated cadre of public health professionals in Missouri who are passionate about their field and the people they serve. These are their public health stories.

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Ashley Wegner says health equity work must be the future of public health.

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Deborah Moore describes the need for mobile public health services in rural communities.

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Kandra Counts describes public health as a travel agent, connecting people to the services they need most.

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Ashley Wegner says health equity work must be the future of public health.

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Our Teams

#HealthierMO brings together public health and all the public, private, and voluntary partners that contribute to delivering essential public health services in Missouri. We leverage our diverse experiences, knowledge, expertise, and relationships in order to build a healthier Missouri for all of us.  

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I am energized by the relationships being built in the interest of improving public health in Missouri. I'm seeing trust being improved between adn among the professional public organizations, health car,e and local public health.

This is perhaps the most important work I've been involved in over the course of my 23-year public health career. The future is now, and it is critical that we set a solid foundation for the next generation of public health professionals in Missouri.

There have been many individuals and groups that have historically worked to improve public health locally and throughout Missouri . . . The goal of HealthierMO is to engage every public health worker, agency, and partner in the public health system to work together to be able to provide the services needed to protect the health and safety of all Missourians.

 
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Our Partners

Public Health Organizations  of Missouri

Representatives from multiple professional organizations have united their voices and aligned their organizations to strengthen Missouri's public health system through collective impact.

They focus on advocacy, collaboration, communication, and workforce development. 

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Partners and Supporters

#HealthierMO is a grassroots effort, drawing energy from public health professionals across Missouri and the indidividuals and organizations who support public health. We depend on engagement from everyone who wants to help build a stronger foundation for health for every community so we can all reach our full potential and thrive!

 
 
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