Advocacy – a tool for achieving policy and systemic change – is a key strategic priority of the RHC. Our advocacy efforts, which remain non-partisan, evidence-based, collaborative, and patient/person-centered, bolster our mission to improve access to health care, improve health outcomes, and eliminate health disparities.

Actions We Prioritize


  1. Take a firm position on policies that improve health outcomes and increase access to care
  2. Leverage other organizations to share and support advocacy issues
  3. Utilize data and patient/provider stories to elevate patient concerns
  4. Empower and educate advisory boards and patients with advocacy tools and trainings
  5. Strengthen relationships with elected officials and provide education

Take Action


2020 census logo

Per the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH), the 2020 Census is our chance to make sure our hard-earned tax dollars make their way back to Missouri. For every adult and every child that is not counted in the census, our state will lose $1,300 in federal dollars every year. Money that can go into roads and bridges, hospitals and schools. Respond to the 2020 Census. Because Missouri counts and so do you.

RHC’s Position

The RHC endorses the Missouri Counts campaign and encourages all Missourians to respond to the 2020 Census.

How Can You Help?

Advocacy Framework


Collectively design and align strategies with regional efforts.

Develop shared advocacy action steps with advisory boards and partners.

Educate advisory boards, the Commission, legislators, and the community on policy updates and action steps.

Leverage partner organizations to activate their own communities.

Advocate for specific policy changes at institutional, regional, state-wide, and federal levels.

Our Three Priority Areas


Expanding coverage for the uninsured and underinsured

Developing the health care workforce

Addressing social determinants of health

Questions?


To learn more about the RHC’s Health Policy and Advocacy work, please contact Amanda Harris.