Missouri Rides to Wellness

Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities Conference – HealthTran Presentation

The following presentation on Rides to Wellness and HealthTran was presented at the Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities conference on April 29, 2016.  The presentation provides the most current data from the project, covering the period August 2014 through February 2016. The data in this presentation augments the information contained in the HealthTran 2016: Then and Now report. Click here to view the HLHC Presentation presentation.


The Missouri Rides to Wellness Summit Executive Summary report was published in December 2015. If you were invited to attend the summit, attended the summit, have constituents who experience transportation barriers, or have a vested interest in the provision of transportation and/or healthcare services in the State of Missouri, you are encouraged to review the report and learn more about efforts underway in Missouri to reduce transportation barriers to healthcare access.

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The Missouri Rides to Wellness Summit, held in October 2015, was sponsored by the Missouri Foundation for Health and jointly hosted by the Missouri Rural Health Association and Missouri Public Transit Association. Public transportation can be an important enabler of access to health services – resulting in greater preventive care, fewer unnecessary hospital readmissions, and lower costs. This can lead to improved health for individuals with chronic conditions, and reduced health disparities by ensuring that at risk populations can get to care, including preventive services and screenings that many insurers track as part of their quality ratings. Additionally, missed appointments are a major issue in the medical community with one study noting that approximately 3.6 million Americans miss or delay medical care due to transportation issues.

If you have any questions about the Missouri Rides to Wellness Executive Summary report or would like to stay apprised of Rides to Wellness efforts, please contact us at the Missouri Rural Health Association at morha@cabllc.com or subscribe to MRHA blog postings at www.morha.org.