Health Advocacy

Increasing the coordination, capacity, and effectiveness of Missouri's field of advocates.

Empowering Missourians to be a voice for change

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

Since 2004, we have played a role in building the capacity, leadership, coordination, and expertise of the field of Missouri’s health advocates through a variety of work, including General Support for Advocacy; project-specific advocacy grants; and through technical assistance, capacity-building, and convening opportunities.

In 2018 we began a transition to a more tailored, targeted, and focused Advocacy strategy.

What’s New?

Exemplary Advocate Cohort: We are expanding our support to organizations that prioritize advocacy and are committing to the development of advocates as leaders. Participating organizations interested in affecting systems-level change will challenge existing assumptions, shift paradigms, disrupt patterns, and develop new models for thinking. This funding program is replacing the our General Support for Advocacy (GSA) program.
In addition to receiving a five-year, general-support grant for their health advocacy work, selected groups will meet regularly as part of the cohort program.

What’s Next?

Emerging Leaders in Advocacy: Launching in 2019, this program will focus exclusively on advocate leaders, and their organizations, who are entering the advocacy space. This program will include a variety of opportunities that include professional development, skills trainings, funding opportunities, and more. Check back for full details, or join our mailing list.

This is Just the Beginning…

We continue to work on an advocacy strategy related to Civic Engagement and Grassroots Organizing. Our team is currently developing this strategy, so watch for an official launch in 2019.

Questions? Contact:

Nicole Brueggeman

Advocacy and Community Affairs Manager

(314) 345-5544