Representatives of Missouri's professional organizations focused on public health are working together to achieve collective impact, uniting their voices around public health issues, supporting workforce development and creating a stronger public health system.
Mission and Vision
Vision: United for Public Health
Mission: Leading public health collective impact through advocacy, collaboration, communication, and workforce development.
In August 2018, the group set ten goals around their four mission areas. The goals include uniting around key public health issues, formalizing the group's structure and developing a sustainability plan. The group will identifiy internal and external communication processes and will research workforce development opportunities to benefit public health professionals.
Meeting Minutes 02/13/2020
Meeting Minutes 08/17/2020
Missouri Association of Local Public Health Agencies (MoALPHA)
Missouri Center for Public Health Excellence (MoCPHE)
Missouri Department for Health and Senior Services (DHSS)
Missouri Environmental Health Association (MEHA)
Missouri Institute for Community Health (MICH)
Missouri Public Health Association (MPHA)
Missouri Council for Public Health Nursing (MCPHN)
Recognizing "We are stronger together than we are individually," the group seeks to collaborate and speak with a unified voice on the key public health issues.
Chair: Diane Weber
MO Association of Local Public Health Agencies
Recognizing that change does not happen overnight, the group is formalizing their structure and developing a sustainability plan to demonstrate long-term commitment.
Chair: Michelle Morris
Polk County Health Center
Recognizing the needs to unite under a single voice, the group quickly identified a vision and mission. The workgroup is now working to facilitate internal and external communication.
Workforce Development Workgroup
Chair: Dalen Duitsman
Missouri State University
Recognizing the need to shore up Missouri's public health workforce, the workgroup is working to identifiy recruitment, training, and professional development oppurtunities.