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MoALPHA is a voluntary association of local public health agencies (city and county health departments) in Missouri, founded in 1994. Our mission is to…
  • Support communication among local, state and federal public health agencies.
  • Provide educational and networking opportunities for the public health workforce.
  • Advocate for the health of all Missouri residents.
The MoALPHA Bulletin Board will allow you to communicate directly with your MoALPHA colleagues regarding important issues and health-related topics. If you are a local public health administrator, assistant administrator or supervisor and would like access to the Bulletin Board, please create an account below. All other staff may have access to the Bulletin Board with approval from their administrator. If you are a health department administrator then click here to create an account.

At a Glance

HEALTHIERMO (TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN MO) PHASE II FUNDED FOR TWO YEARS!

We are excited to announce that the HealthierMO Initiative has received funding for the next 24 months beginning in February 2019. During Phase I the Initiative built support and engagement, established a leadership framework to provide accountability and oversight, utilized stakeholder input to design a strategy. Over the next 2 years, the #HealthierMO Initiative will work to develop foundational public health services and conduct an assessment of the current capacity of the public health system to deliver those services. Because this is a grassroots-led initiative, your guidance and feedback is needed.

For more information about the #healthiermo initiative visit http://www.healthiermo.org/

Announcements

NACCHO has launched the National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study.

All local health departments should have received an email invitation to complete the survey this week, and we hope you will complete the survey promptly. Today’s local health departments are being reshaped by many economic, social, and political forces. The Profile, the nation’s most important source of information about local health departments, allows NACCHO to speak authoritatively on your behalf at the national level. The information you provide will develop a comprehensive and accurate description of local governmental public health infrastructure and practice. Watch this video for a special message from our CEO, Lori Freeman, about this important survey. NACCHO’s Research & Evaluation Team will be hosting virtual “office hours” to answer your questions about the Profile study. To participate, visit this chatroom on either March 8th or 11th between 11 am and 2 pm EST. You may also email profile@naccho.org or call 800-758-6471 for support. We thank you in advance for your help ensuring a successful 2019 Profile study!

MDHSS POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Division of Community and Public Health (DCPH), Health and Senior Services Manager, Director, Center for Public Local Public Health Services, Jefferson City #4826000
The Division of Community and Public Health announces the recruitment for the Director of the Center for Local Public Health Services (CLPHS).  The Center strives to support and strengthen Missouri’s public health system through collaboration, coordination and initiative building with 115 local and city public health jurisdictions across the state. Working hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday with an annual salary of $48,504 – $78,732 dependent upon the successful applicant’s education and experience.  Employment in this position may be eligible for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Primary duties include, and are not limited to:
  • Leadership and management of 17 Center staff including clinical, professional and technical team members.
  • Provide the overall facilitation of DHSS’s relationship with local public health agencies, setting the strategic direction and vision for the Center while remaining consistent with the interests of State and local policy makers.
  • Ensure strong working relationships with local public health agencies through the oversight of collaborative efforts with other DHSS Divisions and programs.
  • Facilitate the development of professional standards and continuous learning opportunities for the public health workforce.
Primary skills and abilities include, and are not limited to:
  • Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills, including the ability to achieve consensus while addressing real risks and roadblocks.
  • Self-awareness as a leader and manager with an aptitude to empower partners and stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong organizational thinking, collaborative, negotiation and partnership development expertise.
  • Proven track record of successfully working with state and local government and community-based organizations.
The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently and as part of the Division and Department management teams. A positive sense of initiative and service-driven demeanor will best equip the candidate for this position. Experience with personnel and budget management, contract development and management, and policy development and implementation will enhance the ideal skill set. A written exercise may be part of the selection process. Applicants must be on the Health and Senior Services Band Manager register or be qualified for the position and able to get on the register. https://oa.mo.gov/personnel/classification-specifications/8174-0. Please provide a cover letter detailing your interest, including specific references to the bulleted points listed above under Primary skills and abilities, a completed DHSS application, and resume to Stacy Kempker, Division of Community and Public Health, 930 Wildwood, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0570 or by email at Stacy.Kempker@health.mo.gov by September 10, 2018 for consideration.

MO Assn of Treatment Court Professionals Annual Conference

The Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals 21st Annual Conference will be March 27-29, 2019, at the Hilton Convention Center in Branson.  They have lined up national speakers, along with information-packed workshops.  You do not have to work in a treatment court to attend the conference; it is open to anyone who provides services to individuals.  If you have questions, please contact Stacey Langendoerfer at modrugcourts@gmail.com.  Thank you.

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