Healthcare

Missouri improves in America’s Health Rankings for women, infants and children

Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Missouri’s rank advanced to 37th overall in America’s Health Rankings – Health of Women and Children Report 2019, up from 41st in 2018. Within women’s health specifically, Missouri jumped eight spots on the ranking list. The report uses over 60 metrics to compare and rank the health […]

Medicaid

New report finds states that have not expanded Medicaid lag behind in maternal and child health

A new report finds that Missouri has among the highest uninsured rates for women of child-bearing age. The uninsured rate for Missouri women ages 18-44 is 13.9 percent, compared to an average of nine percent in Medicaid expansion states. Medicaid expansion has played a key role in improving several maternal and child health outcomes, according […]

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Audio: Missouri House gives final approval to sweeping anti-abortion legislation

A Democratic state senator from St. Louis says she’ll filibuster sweeping anti-abortion legislation that would effectively ban most Missouri abortions. The House gave final approval to the bill on Wednesday with a 117-39 vote. O’Fallon GOP State Representative Nick Schroer, the bill sponsor, says it started as a heartbeat bill.     While Democratic State […]

Healthcare

Audio: Missouri House Democrats unveil detailed health care agenda

Approving prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation is a top priority for Missouri House Democrats in 2019. A PDMP is an electronic database that collects data on controlled substance prescriptions within a state. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says PDMP could go to the House floor this week.     Missouri is the […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center to offer free classes for parents and caregivers

The Livingston County Health Center will begin a free series next month for parents and caregivers to connect, network, and enhance skills in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. Maternal Child Health Coordinator Mary Taylor will instruct the classes on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 starting September 12th. The classes will teach tools to address behaviors and […]

Drugs

Missouri among five states selected to participate in project addressing maternal opioid use

Missouri is one of five states selected by the National Governor’s Association to work on a new project titled, “Addressing Maternal Opioid Use Disorder to Prevent and Reduce the Effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Preventing NAS Learning Lab.” This project will be a collaborative effort between the Governor’s Office, Missouri Department of Social Services, Missouri […]