Targets: Reducing Infant Mortality,Preventing Childhood Obesity,Expanding Coverage,Improving Oral HealthRespond: 1) Providing operational support for health-focused organizations2) Supporting community-developed projectsPolicy: Support policies that improve the health of the uninsured and underserved
Targeted: Create visible and measurable improvements in Missouri through 5 – 10 year financial and staff investments on four key health issues facing our state.Responsive: Respond to communities’ unique health needs through operational support for health-focused organizations and support for community developed projects with potential for impact.Policy: Promote state-level policy and rigorous analysis that support quality, affordable health care and promotes health for underserved Missourians.
Current Programs: Create Awareness, Facilitate Enrollment, Health Insurance Literacy
Current Programs: Initiative Support, Bootheel Effort, St. Louis Effort
Current Programs: Increase Touchpoints, Increase Providers, Expand Insurance Coverage
The Foundation improves the health of the uninsured and underserved in our
region in three ways:
• Target four key health issues
with five- to ten-year staff
and financial commitments
to achieve visible and
• Respond to communities’
self-identified health needs
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• Promote state-level policy
the new strategy
research and analysis.
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Strengthening the Health Field
Research and Education
Building the Field of Advocates
Community and Government Outreach
For more information on the Expanding Coverage
Initiative contact Ryan Barker
Expanding Coverage Initiative: A statewide collaborative effort to coordinate a
coalition of partners to increase awareness of and facilitate enrollment in the
Health Insurance Marketplace, and to promote health insurance literacy.
• 876,000 Missourians under age 65
• More than 300,000 uninsured
Missourians will be eligible for
subsidized health insurance through
the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Cover Missouri Coalition
Several hundred members
• Build awareness
• Facilitate enrollment
• Increase health insurance
MFH is convener
• History of Medicaid
• Payment and Delivery Systems
• Eligibility and Enrollment
• State Innovations
• Benefits and Services
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Network of Enrollment Sites
17 organizations are
hubs and sites
For more information on the Infant Mortality Initiative
contact Kathleen Holmes
Infant Mortality Initiative: A place-based effort to reduce infant mortality in
the Bootheel and St. Louis by mobilizing, facilitating, coordinating and
increasing engagement of multi-sector partners and community members.
• Every year in Missouri, about 600
infants die in the first year of life
• 33% are in the Bootheel and St. Louis.
• High risk populations are two times
more likely to experience adverse
For more information on the Oral Health Initiative
contact Web Brown
Oral Health Initiative: Address the lack of access to quality, affordable oral
health care for the underserved by increasing the number of places oral health
services are available, increasing the number of
dental providers, and expanding insurance coverage.
• Almost 800,000 low-income adults in Missouri are
not covered for dental care.
• Low-income adults are three times more likely to
have untreated cavities.
• Poor oral health correlates with low birth weight,
premature births, diabetes, heart and lung disease,
Missouri Foundation for Health
415 South 18th Street, Suite 400
St. Louis, Missouri 63103-2269