Our Work

Our Work

Membership Association

MOCPHE is currently reviewing our membership tiers. Currently, we offer membership levels at the Friend, Associate, and Full membership level. We also offer memberships for Educational Partners. Please review the below information to see where your agency fits!

Membership Levels

Friend: LPHA, committed to pursuing accreditation; $500 / year

Associate: LPHA, committed to pursuing accreditation; 50% of full annual dues (see table)

Full: LPHA, secured PHAB or MICH accreditation; full annual dues (see table)*

Educational Partners: academic programs in Missouri with a public health focus or interest; $5,000 / year*

Full members are eligible for MOCPHE’s Executive Committee Board*

Monthly meetings

Our first meeting of the month is a more formal business meeting, often involving presentations from external partners or our own staff. The second meeting of the month is more informal and is predominately dedicated to topics identified by members to discuss as a group.

MOCPHE member meetings occur every other Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.

Interested in joining a meeting?
Email us at

MOCPHE member meetings occur every other Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.

Interested in joining a meeting?
Email us at


MOCPHE currently supports three peer learning collaboratives: Data, Public Health Nursing, and PHAB. These collaboratives are ideal for public health practitioners doing daily or regular work on these topics. They meet monthly, and participants are encouraged to highlight ongoing work at their agency, identify discussion opportunities for shared experiences or challenges, and otherwise engage with their peers across the state.

Interested in joining a collaborative or two? Email us at administration@mocphe.org.

Lines of Service

Technical Assistance 

Technical Assistance can include many activities you think would be helpful or advantageous to your agency. The list below is a starting place and includes many existing or completed projects MOCPHE has successfully taken on! 

  • Health Communications 
  • PHAB Accreditation Support 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Emergency Preparedness (EOP, AAR, Tabletop Exercises) 
  • MAPP 2.0 Process 
  • CHA / CHIP Development 
  • Community Meeting Facilitation 
  • Data Collection Methods 
  • Decision Support Tools 
  • Data visualizations 
  • Project Planning
  • Evaluation
  • Data-Driven, Health Equity-Informed Decision Making 
  • Quality Improvement / Performance Management 
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Resource Sharing - Model Development and project management support

Grant Writing and Grant Implementation 

MOCPHE can help you successfully apply for external funding and use those dollars effectively and according to all relevant compliance. If you want support on your next grant application, thought partnership on your fiscal strategies, or need a fiscal agent, let us know.  

  • Grant Writing and / or Partnership 
  • Identify And Review Funding Opportunities 
  • Grant Project Management 
  • Fiscal Agent 
  • Fiscal Best Practices 
  • Pass Through Funding 
  • Identifying Grant Partners 
  • Government Solicitation 
  • Federal Compliance 
  • Budgeting Practices 
  • Budget Storytelling and Analysis 
  • Funding Strategies 

Workforce Development 

MOCPHE can help you take your staff and hiring processes to the next level. We have strong academic partnerships that help us tap into significant and talented interns at the graduate level.  

  • Contract Staffing 
  • Staff and Leadership Training 
  • Training: MAPP 2.0 
  • Salary Assessments 
  • Training: Trauma-awareness Response 
  • Hiring 
  • Education / Learning Agenda Development 
  • PHAB Workforce Development Planning and Assessment 
  • Retention and Recruitment Strategies 
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking / Collaboration 
  • Employee Handbook Development 
  • Benefit Analysis 
  • Billing 
  • Intern Placement 
  • Workplace / Employee Wellness 
  • Leadership Development

Questions about a service or interested in working with MOCPHE on a project? Email Deputy Director Sarah Crosley at scrosley@mocphe.org.

Staff Updates

June 6, 2023

State Health Assessment Listening Session in Kirksville

Melissa Comstock attended DHSS’s State Health Assessment (SHA) listening session hosted in Kirksville. During this event, the state’s facilitator shared critical information about the current health status of different Missouri communities.

Melissa Comstock
May 15, 2023
May 19, 2023

Substance Misuse Prevention Core Competencies Training

This training covered essential knowledge and skills for early-career prevention professionals in the field of substance use prevention. It introduced prevention science, including theories, models, and techniques, along with foundational knowledge on substance use disorders and ethical practice.

Leah Moser
May 8, 2023
May 11, 2023

National Network of Public Health Institutes Conference

MOCPHE board members, leadership, and partners attended the annual National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) conference in D.C. where we were able to engage with other PHIs across the country, learn about their role in addressing public health needs in the state, and how they collaborated with each other!

Sarah Crosley