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Working to Improve Health care Access for Missourians
In continuing my professional goal to help improve health care access for all Missourians, I’ve recently accepted a position with the Missouri Foundation for Health as a Health Policy Officer. This position will support the Missouri Foundation for Health’s policy portfolio, specifically with it’s expanding coverage mission, which aims to meet the goal of reaching less than […]
New Guidance Helps Ensure that Transgender Individuals Can Access Preventive Care
By: Andrew Shaughnessy Manager of Public Policy, PROMO New guidance issued by three federal agencies—the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury—could make a huge difference in lives of transgender individuals seeking access to preventive services. The guidance clarifies the rights that consumers have when accessing preventive services under the Affordable Care Act and specifically addresses […]
Celebrating Two More Years of LGBT Health Work!
Originally posted at http://www.PROMOonline.org Picture by Katie Stuckenschneider By: Andrew Shaughnessy, Manager of Public Policy PROMO Fund and SAGE Metro St. Louis are thrilled to announce that we’ve been awarded a two years contract through the Missouri Foundation for Health to continue the work of the LGBT health access team. The LGBT health access team is […]
What are Missouri Health Advocates Doing for Transgender Health?
Originally posted by PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy http://promoonline.org/news/what-is-promo-doing-for-transgender-health.html As an advocate, I am often times asked questions about the work that I do. At the 2014 Transgender Spectrum Conference on the campus of the University of Missouri – St. Louis I was asked, “What are we doing for transgender health in Missouri?” With a smile, I […]
Two Major Healthcare Systems in Missouri Extend LGBT Welcoming Policies and Benefits
Originally posted by Springfield, MO News-Leader By: Thomas Gounley, News-Leader By the end of this spring, the two largest employers in the Springfield metropolitan area — with more than 16,000 employees locally — will have extended benefits to same-sex spouses. Legally-married same-sex couples have been able to enroll for benefits at Springfield-based nonprofit health system […]