Creating optimal health for all Missourians!
To ensure a competent, diverse, sustainable, and prepared public health system exists in Missouri.
The Missouri Center for Public Health Excellence was started by public health professionals who are dedicated to improving public health services in Missouri.
Missouri currently ranks:
43rd in Immunization of Adolescents
41st in Cardiovascular Deaths
39th in Cancer Deaths
36th in Immunization of Children
29th in Infant Mortality
22nd in Diabetes
Missouri citizens deserve better health outcomes than they are currently experiencing. MOCPHE believes the health of all Missourians can be improved by having local public health departments that are led by experienced public health professionals, employing staff that are trained and dedicated to improving public health outcomes, and building a cooperative health system between public health and health care organizations.