Webinar: Missouri’s Public Health Response to COVID-19: Key Findings and Recommendations

Date: September 14, 2021

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM CT


As of August 2021, COVID-19 has tragically taken the lives of more than 10,000 Missourians and upended the social and economic fabric of all its residents. The pandemic continues to challenge public health in the state, highlighting the importance of a strong public health system at all levels of government.

In the summer of 2020, the Missouri Foundation for Health contracted the George Washington University to assess Missouri’s public health preparedness and response capacities to the pandemic and future public health crises.

The state now has a singular opportunity to build and modernize stronger public health agencies at the state and local levels. But how do we move forward?

 In this webinar we will discuss:

  • The preliminary assessment of state and local foundational public health capabilities;
  • Implications of the state’s governance and funding structure for public health;
  • Recommendations for strengthening the public health infrastructure in Missouri.