Health Policy

We look at the big picture to address health issues from a systemic perspective.

Giving Health a stronger voice

Health Policy looks at the health care issues facing our region from a more systemic, long-term perspective. Through this strategy we build the capacity of other health-focused organizations and promote unbiased, data-driven research about important topics.

This work supports education, advocacy, and analysis on issues significant to the health of uninsured and underserved Missourians. We’re working to engage our communities and government to foster a network of stakeholders who support policies that improve health.


**Important Note on General Support for Advocacy (GSA) Grants in 2017-18.


Follow our Health Policy team on Twitter and Facebook for policy updates at the state and federal levels.

How we’re changing things:

Health Advocacy
We are a resource for advocacy organizations and advocate leaders who are navigating the complexities of health policy change.

Issues to Watch
A collection of external and internal resources related to some of the most pressing health policy issues in Missouri and the U.S.

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

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.

Advocacy Training & Technical Assistance
We work to build the advocacy capacity of Missouri’s nonprofits by offering technical assistance and hosting workshops and learning opportunities.

Legislative Updates
We provide up-to-date nonpartisan information on issues being addressed by Missouri’s legislature to help our partners navigate the state’s policymaking process.

Cover Missouri
Developed by the Foundation to promote quality, affordable health coverage for every Missourian.

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

Policy Contact

Ryan Barker

Vice President of Health Policy

(314) 345-5510