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Health Forward is supporting and building inclusive, powerful, and healthy communities by prioritizing people who experience the greatest injustices in health outcomes. We are working to remove those injustices through our leadership, advocacy, and resources.
The key resources that guide our policy updates are available on our policy and advocacy page.
Spring break provided a small pause for lawmakers, advocates, and residents to assess where key legislation stood as sessions in Kansas and Missouri head toward the home stretch. Both legislatures are working on budgets, while also considering key policy changes that impact our communities of focus and service area. Let’s go through the state of play.
People policy goal: People can easily access safe, quality, and affordable whole—person care.
Power policy goal: Participation in our democracy and policymaking process improves health outcomes.
Place policy goal: Our communities are healthy place where people fully participate in the digital economy and build wealth through safe, quality, and affordable housing and homeownership.
Platform policy goal: Community health is influenced by systems, policies, and stories that promote racial equity and economic inclusion.
These highlighted bills are ones we are keeping a focus on, but to see a full list of the bills we’re tracking in Kansas.
These bills highlighted are ones we are keeping a focus on, but to see a full list of the bills we’re tracking in Missouri.
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