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   We believe Missourians deserve better health outcomes.  


The APHA updates its 2002 version of the Public Health Code of Ethics. Changing culture, a shifting public health environment, and other issues require renewed conversations about ethics in public health practice.

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MoCPHE believes accreditation empowers health departments to improve performance by motivating them to identify processes improvement opportunities, utilize quality improvement mechanisms, develop leadership skills and build stronger community partnerships.

Local public health agencies in Missouri can purse accreditation at the state or national level.

National accreditation (PHAB)

Missouri accreditation (MICH)


Everyone can advocate for the development of conditions that promote health, prevent disease and protect communities - conditions that ensure everyone has the opportunity for a healthier life. Get active!

Advocate for Public Health


Identifying public health areas of improvement must depend, at least in large part, on accurate data. Missouri Hospital Association's Health Institute offers county-specific data to highlight public health issues in Missouri.

State Level Data Map

Quality Improvement

From beginner level to expert at quality improvement methods, this guide will test your knowledge of QI processes, help you identify opportunities for QI application within your organization and lead you to QI tools and resources to move your efforts forward.

Public Health Foundation

Quality Improvement Quick Guide

Workforce Development

APHA now offers a study guide for those planning to take the Certified in Public Health exam, administered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

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Missouri Environmental Association prepares for its annual education conference in Springfield, Missouri in April 2020. 

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Kansas City, MO receives a silver medal from the City Health initiative for implementing policies that create real, lasting impact in everyday quality of life. Kansas City achieved gold or silver medal status on five or more of the nine policies examined.

City Health is an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

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In partnership with Missouri's Professional Organizations focused on public health and the #HealthierMO grassroots initiative, MoCPHE sent a letter of support to Governor Parson, encouraging development of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program that builds on the model developed by St. Louis County.

The group has also identified priority public health issues for the 2020 legislative session.

Learn more at HealthierMO.org

Student Opportunities

MoCPHE Associate Memberships are available to students who are committed to improving the health status of all Missourians. Contact us for details.

Students can learn about the current public health system in Missouri and the urgent need for system-wide transformation in a free e-module developed by the grassroots #HealthierMO initiative. Learn more at HealthierMO.org.