Missouri Foundation for Health http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missourians In Survey: State Responsible For Access To Health Care http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missourians-survey-state-responsible-access-health-care <p>Most Missourians support Medicaid expansion and believe the state government has a responsibility to ensure access to affordable health care, according to a new survey by the <a href="http://www.mffh.org/" target="_blank">Missouri Foundation for Health.</a></p><p>What's particularly noteworthy about this survey is that a majority of the responders agreed this is a responsibility that must be met, even if it means raising taxes.&nbsp;55 percent of responders say Missouri's state government must act to do so, while 34 percent say we can't afford it.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:20:11 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7255 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missourians In Survey: State Responsible For Access To Health Care Health Disparities Among LGBT Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-disparities-among-lgbt-missourians <p>A <a href="http://www.mffh.org/mm/files/LGBTHealthEquityFactSheet.pdf">recently released report</a> shows there is a disparity in health care among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Missourians.&nbsp; The study by the <a href="http://www.mffh.org/Default.aspx">Missouri Foundation for Health</a> shows LGBT individuals have less access to health care and tend to be less healthy than the general population.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:09:32 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5227 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Health Disparities Among LGBT Missourians Report: LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-lgbt-missourians-tend-be-less-healthy-have-less-access-care <p></p><p><em>Reporting from&nbsp;Jacob McCleland of KRCU used in this report.</em></p><p>Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Missourians have less access to healthcare and tend to be less healthy than the general population. That’s according to <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/LGBTHealthEquityReportMoFoundationForHealth.pdf">a new report</a> by the Missouri Foundation for Health.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:36:56 +0000 KRCU 4435 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care Website on obesity policy launched by Wash. U., Missouri Foundation for Health http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/website-obesity-policy-launched-wash-u-missouri-foundation-health <p>Washington University&#39;s Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research and the Missouri Foundation for Health have launched a <a href="http://policylift.wustl.edu">&quot;first-of-its-kind&quot; website</a> with information on obesity-related policy for organizations across the state.</p><p>The site, named &quot;Policy Lift&quot; has a variety of different functions, as an announcement about the site describes:</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 15:22:14 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1974 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Website on obesity policy launched by Wash. U., Missouri Foundation for Health Missouri Foundation for Health names new top executive http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-foundation-health-names-new-top-executive <p><a href="http://www.mffh.org/">The Missouri Foundation for Health</a> has named a new president and CEO.<br /><br />Robert Hughes will assume his new post on Nov. 1, taking over from founding president <a href="http://www.mffh.org/content/199/biokimmey.aspx">James Kimmey</a> who is retiring at the end of this year.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:49:50 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1941 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Foundation for Health names new top executive Tobacco use study underway, largest on adult health in Mo. history http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tobacco-use-study-underway-largest-adult-health-mo-history <p>The largest adult health study ever conducted in Missouri is underway across the state. The topic? Tobacco use and the diseases it causes.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.mffh.org/">Missouri Foundation for Health</a> is providing close to $2 million in funding for the telephone survey, which is expected to include more than 52,000 people.</p><p>Missouri Foundation for Health program officer Matthew Kuhlenbeck says the survey is a follow-up to a similar study conducted in 2007.</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:05:30 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Kelsey Proud 292 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tobacco use study underway, largest on adult health in Mo. history