Top Reasons for Transformation
Prior to the session, stakeholders were asked what challenges Missouri's public health system faces and what priority health issues the initiative should address. Three of the top challenges identified in the advance surveys were funding, leadership, and workforce development.
Discussion during the session was initially based on these survey results. Session participants were presented with a list of 12 top reasons for transformation. In the first round of voting, the issues that received the highest number of votes were:
Stable and increased funding (76% of the vote), and
Unified voice focused on priority issues (51% of the vote).
With those two line items removed, the group voted again, and the next issue receiving the highest number of votes was:
Higher quality and more consistent operations (46%).