The Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) is a project led by the MU Center for Health Policy, and formed in collaboration with the Missouri Foundation for Health, and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. The MOHEC.org web site was designed to empower Missourians to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities through communication and collaboration. It was created to be a virtual community that provides a place for those interested in achieving health equity, to share information about upcoming events, past and current research and disparity-reducing best practices. We welcome your comments, contributions and suggestions.

MU Center for Health Policy:
Since its inception in 2003, the MU Center for Health Policy has been responsive to trends and emergent issues in health care by providing objective analysis, education and communication. The Center strives to incorporate the interests and concerns of all stakeholders and to enhance an ongoing awareness of the rapidly changing health care environment.

Missouri Foundation for Health:
Established in 2000, the Missouri Foundation for Health is the largest non-governmental provider of funding for community health activities in Missouri. The foundation is in its sixth year of grant-making, having issued more than $260 million in grants and awards to date. It is dedicated to serving the uninsured, underinsured and underserved in 84 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis.

Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City:
The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City provides leadership, advocacy and resources that eliminate barriers to quality health for the uninsured and underserved in the Kansas City Metro area. Coverage areas include Cass, Jackson and Lafayette counties in Missouri and Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. Since it began grant making in 2005, HCF has awarded over $100 million to agencies addressing health needs in the community.