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Missouri State of Health

02/07/11     Jefferson City, MO


8:30–9:30 a.m.

Breakfast briefing: Federal and state legislation’s impact for your local hospitals
• Daniel Landon, senior vice president of governmental relations, Missouri Hospital Association

9:45–10:45 a.m.

Health reform: What’s the latest and what’s next
• Judy Baker, Region 7 director, U.S. Health and Human Services

11 a.m.–noon

News briefing: Health insurance in Missouri
• Travis Ford, communication director, Missouri Insurance Department

12:30–2:30 p.m.

Lunch briefing: Missouri health status report
• Nancie McAnaugh, project director, University of Missouri Center for Health Policy

Kansas Capitol Building

AHCJ members: See the presentations from this event.

In the news:
Few Aware of Federally Funded High-Risk Insurance, Joy Robertson,KOLR-Springfield, Mo.

Missouri health is making news. Health reform battles are moving to the state level. Tight tax dollars are straining local health programs. And the list goes on.

Journalists across Missouri have the chance to access government officials and health experts with a focus on health stories that impact Missouri residents and media audiences. The news-breaking event will provide journalists with the tools needed to improve the depth and amount of coverage focused on critical state and local health issues. The seminar will provide journalists from Missouri insight into state government's role in health policy. Attendees will leave the event with stories for their newsrooms right away, plus solid ideas for future health-related stories. Come hear the latest on a variety of topics, including:

  • Upcoming health priorities in state government
  • Health status of Missouri residents
  • How will health reform impact Missouri?
  • Health stories that impact your community

How to attend

The day's events run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will include a free breakfast and lunch. While there are no registration fees, to reserve meals and obtain credentials for the event, you must have sent an RSVP no later than Feb. 1. Call AHCJ at 573-884-5606 with any questions.


Capitol Plaza Hotel – Truman Room
415 West McCarty St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(near the state capitol | map )

About this event

The Missouri State of Health event is an extension of AHCJ's Midwest Health Journalism Fellowship Program. The goals include a better-educated public and more accountability for policymakers. Supporters for the Midwest Health Journalism Fellowship Program include:

  • The Kansas Health Foundation, Wichita, Kan.
  • The Sunflower Foundation, Topeka, Kan.
  • The United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, Hutchinson, Kan.
  • REACH Healthcare Foundation, Merriam, Kan.
  • Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Missouri Foundation for Health, St. Louis