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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Missouri Foundation for Health and our nominating committee are looking for passionate individuals engaged in their local communities to apply for a seat on our CAC. The 13-member Council plays a critical role in our work to generate and accelerate positive changes in health.
Learn more and find the application here.
As part of our Responsive Portfolio, our Special Projects Funding Program invests in nonprofit health-related organizations proposing time-limited, outcome-focused approaches designed to address a pressing community health need defined by key stakeholders and based on pertinent data. Special Projects is an opportunity for nonprofits to propose solutions they believe can have some measureable impact on their community's health in a defined period of time.
Learn more about Special Projects here, and view the full RCP here.
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.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest report in our Health Equity Series: Older Adult Health Disparities in Missouri. The comprehensive report details the many health concerns that Missouri faces as our population "grays" over the next few decades.
Read the report here.
FOCUS St. Louis has named the Foundation's Cover Missouri Coalition an honoree at their 2015 What's Right with the Region! awards.
Connie Cunningham, Janet Gooch and Andwele Jolly will each offer their expertise for a three-year term. The new directors represent different portions of the Foundation’s service area and will provide their unique perspectives to the 15-member group.
This year residents in a variety of counties throughout Missouri will get some extra help starting 2015 off healthy at home, in school and throughout their communities. As part of Healthy Schools Healthy Communities, an initiative of Missouri Foundation for Health, schools and community members are working together to increase access to healthy food.
Our two-year grant allows Bootheel Counseling Services to
increase access to mental health services in health departments and various
other social service agencies in their region.
A new program from Missouri Foundation for Health, designed to offer supportive housing for individuals with health conditions, is coming closer to fruition with the announcement of the new Patriot Place apartments in Columbia, Missouri. The veteran’s apartments, funded in part by MFH’s new “Show Me Healthy Housing” program, is one of four grants that focuses on combating homelessness and improving quality of life.
Read the full release here.
Six area foundations (including MFH) are supporting the commission and its goal of making recommendations that will ultimately improve our region, resulting in a fairer place for all of us. The funds will be used to fulfill the commission’s broad charge of assessing the underlying social and economic conditions underscored by the unrest following Michael Brown’s death.
Read the full release here.