Joining our Board is an opportunity to be engaged in very meaningful work and to assist the Foundation with achieving our mission of improving the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience and knowledge.
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253,969 Missourians Found Coverage Through the Marketplace during the 2014-2015 open enrollment period. Missouri ranked 9th in total enrollees; Up 101,634 from last year's enrollment period.
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Check out our CALM infographic, which details the successes
and strategies the Foundation and our grantees developed to reduce the burden of
childhood asthma in Missouri.
With the third Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment period approaching this fall, Missouri Foundation for Health and its Cover Missouri Coalition are beginning a new push to educate those who remain uninsured. A total of 15 organizations were chosen to be outreach partners, with the program set to last six months, from September 1 through February 29, 2016.
In June partners of Missouri Foundation for Health's Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative gathered in Cape Girardeau for a joint convening, Better Together: Community Collaboration for Infant Vitality. The action-oriented event marked the first time that partners from both the St. Louis and Missouri Bootheel efforts came together to share lessons they have learned thus far, as well as plans for the future.
We're proud to introduce the four new members of our Community Advisory Council, Judy Baker, Joel Ferber, Sosunmolu Shoyinka and Kimberly Stemley. Each of these newcomers will offer their unique expertise and skillsets to this important group, ultimately giving the Foundation greater insight into the most pressing health issues facing Missouri.
This decision is especially important for states like Missouri, which has not created a state-run insurance marketplace of its own. If the subsidies had been struck down, nearly 200,000 Missourians would have been at risk of losing their coverage.
After completing a five-week session at MFH earlier in the program, two Coro Fellows opted to return for the final segment of their fellowship. MFH has been a supporter of the Coro Fellowship for more than a decade, often hosting fellows on site and providing them with direct experience in a foundation setting.