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P. O. Box 10265
Columbia, MO 65205

Phone: 573-474-2195

Welcome to the MoALPHA Website!

If you are a member be sure to visit the "Member's Corner" and to participate in the members only bulletin board forums. If you are a public health agency in Missouri and not a member of MoALPHA, please look over the site and consider joining the 111 other agencies that are members. If you would like information about dues, contact Mahree Skala at moalpha2004@yahoo.com

Finally, thanks to all the MoALPHA member agencies that are making this website possible!

Save the Date for Fall Public Health Conference

Mark your calendars now for September 23-25, 2014 when the MoALPHA/MPHA/MICH joint annual public health conference will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia.

The theme is Public Health-->Better Health, Better Missouri. Two half-day pre-conference workshops will be offered on 9/23, followed by the main conference on 9/24-25. Please plan to attend this premier Missouri public health event.

MoALPHA Workshop on FDA Standardization and Retail Food Program Standards (Rescheduled), April 11, 2014

This MoALPHA workshop will be held in Columbia on Friday, April 11. Speakers from FDA, DHSS and a panel of local environmental public health specialists will be featured. Please come and learn more about this important process--how it fits into your quality improvement plans and the national food safety system.

  • Location: Columbia/Boone County Health Department
    1005 West Worley
  • Time: 10:00-2:30
  • Target audience: LPH Administrators and environmental supervisors.
  • Registration form and agenda
Labor Management Advisory Group Special Offer for LPHAs from Steve Cohen
Dr. Steve Cohen is the President of the Labor Management Advisory Group, a Human Resources Management Consulting firm in Kansas City (www.laborgroup.com/steveCohen.html). He has worked with around 20 Missouri LPHAs, and is now making his expertise available to our members at special pricing. For only $365, Dr. Cohen is only a phone call away! Call him anytime, as much as you need. Get help when you need it all through 2014. Enjoy peace of mind all year long. Have the confidence to focus on your core service, knowing that compliance is taken care of. For $1 a day, how could you not? Call 855-864-3847 and to get your agency started.

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Health Insurance
Marketplace Information Available

The Cover Missouri Coalition, convened by the Missouri Foundation for Health, is promoting quality, affordable health coverage for every Missourian. Go to www.covermissouri.org for information and educational materials about the Health Insurance Marketplace that will be available to Missourians starting October 1.

Accreditation Readiness Services from MICH

Accreditation Readiness Services from MICH

Did you know? The Missouri Institute for Public Health provides consultation services to help LPHAs prepare for PHAB accreditation. To learn more, see their brochure.

Online Graduate Certificate in Public Health now Available from MU

Have you always wanted to learn more about public health, but never had the opportunity to go back to school?  The MU Public Health Program is now offering a 12-credit-hour Graduate Certificate, which can be completed entirely online.  This coursework can enhance your skills, make you more competitive in the job market, and, if you wish, ease admission into the MU M.P.H. program.

For more info on how to apply, see http://publichealth.missouri.edu/programs_cert_pub_health.php

For info on costs and financial aid, see http://gradschool.missouri.edu/

Contact person:  Sandy Gummersheimer, 573-884-6836 or gummersheimers@missouri.edu.

Legislative Updates - Updated 04/11/14!
MoALPHA Lobbyist Scott Marrs provides regular updates on legislative activities in Jefferson City and around the state. Click here to read Scott Marrs' reports .
Missouri Association of Local Boards of Health

malbohMALBOH is an exciting new development within MoALPHA.  This new organization is for members of local boards of health and other LPHA governing bodies.  For more information click here.

Review Bills & Contact Your Legislator

Keep up with state legislation affecting public health.

  • To review House Bills, click here.  
  • To review Senate Bills, click here.
  • To look up your legislators and get their contact information, click here

NEWS!
naccho flu vaccine advisory
For valuable information and resources related to the influenza vaccine and other topics of interest to local public health agency staff, visit the NACCHO website at www.naccho.org.

Health Literacy Missouri
Health Literacy MissouriAlmost 9 in 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information, which leads to poor health outcomes and high health costs. Learn how you can improve the way you communicate about health.

Public Health Code of Ethics
The MoALPHA membership at the annual business voted to endorse the Public Health Code of Ethics. Click here for an Adobe Acrobat pdf version you may view or print.

Your Opinion Matters!
Got a comment, suggestion, idea for something you would like to see on our site? Contact us, we'd love to hear from you!

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