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   We believe Missourians deserve better health outcomes.  

Healthcare for Missouri

More than 230,000 Missourians will get access to life-saving healthcare if we vote to expand Medicaid on August 4. Learn more and join the team.

MOCPHE Policy Award

Each year MOCPHE issues three awards in recognition of local public health agencies who have dedicated their time and effort to policy work that improves public health services in Missouri.

Nominated local public health agencies must meet award criteria and applications must be framed into four categories to illustrate all criteria. 

Nominations for the 2020 Local Health Department Policy Award must be submitted by August 1, 2020.


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)
Guidance for Schools

MOCPHE recognizes that the Missouri School Board Association has issued a detailed document to assist school districts in their development of plans for providing elementary and secondary education in a safe and healthy environment once schools reopen. We also recognize that districts face unique situations and there is no standard template that will fit the needs of every school.


We offer this minimum set of guidelines as a recommendation, not to mandate any type of activity, but to support Missouri school districts in their planning efforts.

Clear COVID Messaging

The One For All MO campaign encourages all public health agencies and partners to use a single set of consistent, clear messages to reduce confusion and help Missourians make the best possible decisions about their own health and protect their communities from COVID-19.


The campaign is a partnership between MOCPHE and Missouri Foundation for Health. Core key messages, tools, and templates can be used by all Missouri public health agencies and partners.

Start sharing the message! Learn more at

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.

Learn more


Missouri Environmental Association annual education conference has been rescheduled for October 19 - 21, 2020. 

Learn more


Employees of the St Louis County Health Department recently received the following recognition and awards:

Joyce Theard was named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee.

Ntasiah Shaw was selected as the recipient of the St. Louis American's Excellence in Health Care Award in recognition of her professional achievements and commitment to the St. Louis Community.

The chronic disease epidemiology team has been invited to present on three topics at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in October.

The Department's project RESTORE won a NACCHO Model Practice Award.

The Department's Health Equity Training plan won a NACCHO Promising Practice Award.


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 is working to identify priority public health issues for the upcoming 2021 legislative session.

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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

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