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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!

Register Now for the Fall Public Health Conference!
Fall Public Health Conference

The Joint Annual Public Health Conference will be held September 23-25 at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, with two pre-conference sessions on 9/23 and a full conference agenda starting 9/24. The theme is Better Health-->Better Missouri, and we'll have excellent speakers on a wide variety of topics.

pdfDownload the agenda and registration form here.
Deadlines: discounted hotel rate is August 21, conference pre-registration rate September 15. Please plan to come!

Mizzou Launches Online Master of
Public Health

To help meet the need for graduate education in public health, the University of Missouri is making its master of public health (MPH) program available online.

The new online master’s degree requires 45 credit hours and can be completed with 100 percent online course work. Classes are taught by the same faculty who teach in the on-campus program.

“By making the MPH available online, we are opening the doors for those who have been wanting a Mizzou education - the Mizzou MPH specifically - but who can’t relocate away from family and job responsibilities,” Saffran said.

Space in the online program is limited, but new students can start the program in August, January or June. For more information, see online.missouri.edu/MPHnews.

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 07/28/14!
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

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!
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