Our grant recipients work at the local level to address critical health care needs and can provide essential information to policymakers about the health challenges in their districts. In 2006, we launched our Link Project to help grantees understand the policymaking process in Missouri and learn when and how they can successfully influence that process.
The MFH Link Project was modeled on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Connect Project” and has been amended to meet grant recipients’ needs. It now includes workshops, experiential learning, and ongoing support in navigating the Missouri legislative process. In recent years, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City has joined us in hosting training opportunities, further expanding networking for participants.