Nasheed calls for state of emergency in St. Louis due to gun violence

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Jamilah Nasheed wants a state of emergency called in St. Louis due to homicide. In a letter sent to Gov. Mike...

Report finds 90 percent of rural hospital closures happen in states that did not...

A recently released report found that hospitals are six times more likely to close in states that did not expand Medicaid than those that...

Judge denies Planned Parenthood request for injunction, medication abortions still limited in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Planned Parenthood will not be allowed to provide medication-induced abortions at the Springfield or Columbia clinics housed in Missouri, as...

First Lady applauds passage of foster care and adoption reform legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – First Lady Sheena Greitens is pleased with some of the work done by legislators this session, which she believes will...

Missouri General Assembly passes bill to stop unfair emergency room bills

Health advocates cheer important victory; urge legislators to continue working to address surprise medical bills On Friday, May 18, with the 2018 Regular Legislative Session...

JCPD’s Captain Shoemaker departing Capital City for new role

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Jefferson City Police Department is losing one of the longtime leaders of the department. Captain Doug Shoemaker is departing...

New executive director selected to lead Missouri Veterans Commission following national search

JEFFERSON CITY – Following a national search and extensive review, the Missouri Veterans Commission announced that Colonel Grace Link has been named the executive...

Lawmakers consider legislation that would allow death row inmates to donate organs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The son of a murdered man is hoping that his father’s murderer might save a life. In March, the United States...

Missouri report finds serious shortfalls in mental health care access and coverage

Mental health organizations call on legislature to pass measure to improve behavioral health coverage Jefferson City, Mo (March 27, 2018) A new report from the...

New Missouri health data resource unveiled

exploreMOhealth.org website will power better community health research and investment   ST. LOUIS, MO (March 21, 2018) - Community health improvement stakeholders and the public now have access...

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