Show Me Healthy Women/Presumptive Eligibility
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Show Me Healthy Women (SMHW) offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for Missouri women who meet age, income and insurance guidelines.
  • Income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level for household income, and
  • Age 35 to 64, or older if they do not receive Medicare Part B, and
  • No insurance to cover program services
Contact one of our Live Well Community Health Centers to get started.
HCC General Membership Meeting is Tomorrow!
Just a quick reminder of our General Membership meeting on Tuesday,  April 11, 12 p.m. at the Lexington United Methodist Church, 1211 South Business Highway 13. Our guest speaker is D r. Jared Dirks, with Crossroads, is the featured speaker.
Hope to see you there!

News & Updates
Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri calls for GAO report on closings of rural hospitals  Read more

PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PLAN: From The Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance: House Bills 90 & 68 get a path through the Senate 

In a somewhat surprising move, Senator Rob Schaaf (R-Buchanan) announced in a press conference that he would not be looking to block House Bills 68 & 90(Rehder). Senator Schaaf has been a leading opponent of the PDMP and his agreement to sit down on the bill is a significant step toward its final passage.

During his announcement Sen. Schaaf indicated that he would like to see the current version of the bill amended to include a requirement that prescribers access the PDMP database before writing prescriptions.

House Bills 90 & 68(Rehder) is a combination of two substantially similar 'mainstream' versions of the bill. Its enforcement mechansisms are considered a more aggressive approach for fighting prescription drug abuse and it does not specifically preempt the continuation of locally-run PDMPs.

The bill will now need to advance through the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee before being considered by the full Senate. Without the proscpect of a Sen. Schaaf-led philibuster, its prognosis is greatly improved. However, it remains to be seen whether Sen. Schaaf or his allies will ask for additional changes to the bill during the amendment process.
Once the House and Senate have agreed on an identical version of the bill, it will be presented to Governor Greitens. Barring further complications, the timeline for final passage looks to be less than a month.

Blake M. Lawrence
Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs
Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance

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HCC & Partners Work to Increase Training in the Allied Health Professions
HCC is collaborating with M.U. and the Missouri Health Professions Consortium to:
  • Increase the capacity of training sites in rural counties for Allied Health Professionals (specifically OTA's).
  • Recruit and train rural health care providers to serve as clinical fieldwork educators. 
  • Strengthen the employ-ability of students upon graduation and keep them retained at the rural sites.
We are hopeful to create a model that can be duplicated in other areas. To achieve these goals, we need fieldwork educators to participate in our training, and take students next fall. 

Participants will receive a certificate for four hours of free CCC'S/CEU's upon completion of the training.   We also have funding available for stipends for those who participate in the training, complete an electronic survey and then take students in the fall of 2017.  

Our second training for the 2017 season is Friday, May 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  We will be using the MHPC Parkade classroom for those in the Columbia/Moberly area and will be broadcasting out to Three Rivers College classroom in Poplar Bluff area. However, if you wish to attend and are from other areas within the Consortium or HCC Network, contact us so that we can make arrangements for you to have access to the training. 
For more information, and to RSVP, please contact our Rural Allied Health Training Manager, Stephanie Gang at or call   ( 707) 548-6436 . Thank you.

HCC Launches Rural Job Site -- Members Post Jobs Free!
Nonmembers pay very nominal fee.
A letter to our HCC Network Members: 
Members of the HCC Rural Health Network post career opportunities at no charge! Please take advantage of this job site. Collectively, we can attract more qualified candidates to work in our rural communities. Here is how the job site works:

Employers who are also members of the HCC Rural Health Network can post non-featured jobs on the site at no cost. Nonmembers pay $50 for a job post that will run 30 days, a fee significantly lower than most other job sites. Both job seekers and employers are required to register on the site and create profiles. All employers pay only $15 to feature a job post on the site's homepage. You also have the option of uploading paid ads to promote career opportunities. We can help with that, too!

Job seekers who have registered on the site can easily search for jobs by keyword or location. Currently, there are several health-related job posts on the site. However, employers of all industries are welcomed to use the site.

Here's how to get started:

  •  Visit
  • Click the Employer link at the top of the site.
  • Click the orange button to register as an employer.
  • Complete the fields and be sure to select membership status as this will ensure members post for free.
  • From there, you create an employer profile.
Have questions or need support, call 660.259.2440.