Category Health

Building power to expand Medicaid in Missouri

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, I have been on the frontlines advocating for its implementation in Missouri. From the rollout of Navigator and Assister funding (both Federal and private) that allowed organizations to assist Missourians in enrolling in affordable care coverage, and which gave me the opportunity to manage several […]

Missouri’s Children Face a Health Insurance Crisis

Nationwide health insurance enrollment declines are across the board for children. Data collected through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Georgetown University indicates that more than 4 million children have become unenrolled in critical health insurance coverage since 2016 (1). Disappointingly, Missouri is no 1. with a 15.1 percent decline in children enrolled […]

Making Decisions and Gaining Agreement to Solve Complex Health Problems

For two weeks in the beginning of early January 2020, I was on campus at Johns Hopkins University attending a course entitled “Problem Solving in Public Health”. During this course, we were given a breadth of knowledge into various health care issues (e.g. infectious diseases outbreaks, health finance, environmental disasters, etc.) and taught an effective […]

Academic & Research Ethics Certificate Obtained

Ethical academic and research practices are the cornerstones of responsible practitioners of public health. Thankful to be provided such an incredible opportunity to learn from The Johns Hopkins University through their certificate program on responsible conduct of research from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Value of a Thought Partner

A thought partner can be any individual sharing their knowledge or experience with other individuals in order to help them navigate a complex problem or issue.  You may think that this sounds a lot like advice or getting someone’s opinion on a matter, however, thought partners bring positive benefits to themselves and to the people […]