Keeping People at the Center: Medicaid in Missouri

APRIL 03, 2019 | BY: ROBERT HUGHES Last month the Missouri Department of Social Services released a 115-page “Rapid Response Review – Assessment of Missouri Medicaid Program,” prepared by the consultancy McKinsey & Company. Prompted by predictions of Medicaid’s continued growth and impact on the state’s budget, the report thoroughly examined its financing and operations and presented numerous opportunities and suggestions […]

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Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid May 21, 2019 8:00am-5:00pm Cost- $50 per person (Continuing Education Units* are available for $25) Location Missouri Institute of Mental Health at ITE 4633 World Parkway Circle, St. Louis, MO 63134 Course Description: Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental […]

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Major Nursing Program Expansion approved

Last week, the Missouri State Board of Nursing approved a major expansion for nursing programs at five universities. The expansion could help reduce the nursing shortage experienced by Missouri’s hospitals. MHA has long supported strengthening our nursing schools. More than 15 years ago, Missouri hospitals partnered with nursing schools to provide faculty for expanded capacity through MHA’s Clinical Faculty Academy.  Staff […]

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Resources for Social Work Degrees

The mental and physical health of a community is indebted to its caretakers. In Missouri’s rural communities, a lack of resources for such well-being as provided by social workers can prove a challenge and an impediment to preserving their health. The Bureau of Labor’s growth projection of over 100,000 social workers by 2026 urges us to ensure that these social workers […]

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Ensure Access to Quality Health Care

When high-quality health care is available close to home, it’s not just convenient, it’s better for patients. Rural caregivers are connected to their communities and understand their patients. Small hospitals can be agile in determining community needs and designing programs to meet those needs. One example is a program adopted at Perry County Memorial Hospital. The hospital developed a senior […]

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