Health Policy

We are a resource for fact-based, nonpartisan health policy information and a catalyst for systemic change at the federal, state, and local levels.

Addressing issues from a public policy perspective

Health Policy looks at the health care issues facing our region from a more systemic, long-term perspective. We promote unbiased, data-driven research about important topics and support projects that fit with our Health Policy agenda, including:

  • Enhancing access to care

  • Addressing the social, economic, and environmental factors that shape  health

  • Strategically aligned work (policy projects that further our issues-based strategies)

If you are interested in discussing a potential project related to this agenda, please contact Sheldon Weisgrau, Vice President of Health Policy.

 

We also provide a variety of resources related to policy and systems-change work:

Legislative Updates
We provide up-to-date nonpartisan information on health-related issues being addressed by the Missouri General Assembly and U.S. Congress to help our community partners navigate the policymaking process.

Health Policy Publications
We publish nonpartisan research and analysis that informs decisions on topics such as Missouri Medicaid, health equity, federal health reform, policy options, surveys, and more.

Health Policy Voices
Read the Foundation’s latest blog posts related to health policy.

Community Presentations
We are available to speak on a variety of health-related topics. Please contact Sheldon Weisgrau, Vice President of Health Policy, to inquire on a given topic and available speaker.

Also visit our Health Advocacy page to learn more about how we are working to support the health of Missourians.

10 legislative updates
sent out bi-weekly each year.
6 in-depth reports
in our Health Equity series.
458 Community Presentations
given by our staff since 2010.

Policy Contact

Sheldon Weisgrau

Vice President of Health Policy

(314) 345-5574

sweisgrau@mffh.org