Support #Healthier MO — Find Your Role

You can play an active role in helping to transform the public health system in Missouri through the #HealthierMO initiative. Whatever your skill set, expertise, interest or time available, become a part of this grassroots effort to offer every Missouri resident the opportunity for a healthier life as together we build a #HealthierMO. Join us!

Seeking Active Participants

  • Social Media Superhero

    If you love to text, tweet, tag, like, share, post and pin, we have a role for you! Power up your smart phone and let your fingers fly as a Social Media Superhero! When you share information about the initiative on your social media channels, you are helping build a #HealthierMO where every resident has the opportunity for a healthier life.

  • Champion

    Do you have broad shoulders and a bold presence? We need strong personalities with political finesse willing to advocate for the changes required to achieve public health system transformation. Contact us if you are willing to champion our cause, to help us build a #HealthierMO.

  • Recruiter

    Share information with friends and colleagues in your professional circle to help expand the #HealthierMO network. Encourage your contacts to sign up for weekly email updates from #HealthierMO and enter your name in the field that asks how they heard about the initiative. Top Recruiters will be featured in #HealthierMO Today!

  • Best Friend

    Change can create fear and anxiety. #HealthierMO is committed to listening to the concerns people express about the transformation effort. You can help us ensure that each voice is heard by being a "best friend." We don't expect you to provide solutions to every issue raised, just listen, reassure and let us know about common fears and concerns you think we need to address, without breaking any confidences.

  • Matchmaker

    You won't need to review online dating profiles or feel responsible for broken hearts. Just help us link organizations and individuals with common interests into unique partnerships that can help to build a #HealthierMO. Email us your matchmaking ideas and success stories, and we'll help you share them across Missouri.

  • Partners and Supporters

    Show your support for the grassroots initiative to build a #HealthierMO by requesting that your name or your organization be added to our Partners and Supporters map. Email your name and the city you live or work in to be listed as a supporter. Email your organization name and business address to have your agency listed as a partner. Let's cover the Missouri map with hearts and stars as we work together to offer every Missouri resident the opportunity for a healthier life.

Councils and Committees

We appreciate the volunteers who are currently serving on the following groups. We are not actively seeking new members for these councils and committees at this time.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a diverse group of approximately 35 public health system stakeholders from across Missouri. They were selected based on input from public health system stakeholders and an open call for nominations. The Advisory Council is tasked with recommending approaches for moving the initiative toward the vision of a stronger, more sustainable, culturally relevant and responsive public health system that can meet the challenges of Missouri’s diverse communities.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is a team of professionals with expertise in communications, marketing, public relations, community outreach, education, digital storytelling and social media. Their role is to strengthen the initiative's communication efforts by working with initiative staff on communication planning, message and materials development and review, information dissemination, monitoring and evaluation.

Membership includes:
  • Tiffany Bullock, Taney County Health Department
  • Carol Cox, Truman University
  • Ray Dlugolecki, Jackson County Health Department
  • Michelle McDowell, University of Missouri
  • Chris Newbrough, Audrain County Health Department
  • Lise Saffran, University of Missouri
  • Bill Snook, Kansas City Health Department
  • Denise Strehlow, BJC Healthcare
  • Kathryn Wall, Springfield-Greene County Health Department
  • Kristen Welker, Truman University

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee originated from the Missouri Public Health Association's Board of Directors and began early work on the initiative in 2014. It wrote for and received grant funding for Phase I of the initiative from Missouri Foundation for Health and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. In June 2018, members of the Steering Committee transitioned to different roles on the Advisory Council, the Project Operations Committee and the Executive Committee.

Stay Engaged

If you don't have much time to commit to active engagement, please read our weekly update #HealthierMO Today. It provides the latest information on the initiative's progress, public health stories from around the state, resources and content you can easily share with your own audiences.


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