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Health Policy Summit

2014 Summit

HPS-Ethics Combined Conference

This conference examined the ethics of health policy formation and realization, specifically as related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learning sessions explored the barriers and benefits to ACA implementation, impacts on vulnerable populations, and innovations in health care delivery.


The Center for Health Policy's Annual Missouri Health Policy Summit was first envisioned in 2003 as a venue to bring together health policy makers and health care stakeholders in Missouri to discuss important and emerging health and policy issues facing the health care system in Missouri. Since its inception, it has grown to become a bridge between researchers and policy makers, connecting local and state leaders facing health policy challenges with the knowledge, expertise, and resources they need to identify and adequately meet the health policy challenges facing the state and their communities.


Prior Summits

  • 2013 Summit - Moving Beyond Politics
  • 2012 Summit - Critical Crossroads: Keeping Missouri Healthy Without Breaking the Bank
  • 2011 Summit - Health Workforce & Mental Health
  • 2010 Summit - The Future of Health Care and the Social Determinants of Health
  • 2009 Summit - Health care Reform & Public Health in Missouri
  • 2008 Summit - Childhood Obesity & Health Literacy
  • 2007 Summit - MO HealthNet and the Mental Health Crisis in Missouri
  • 2006 Summit - Public Health Challenges in Missouri & Health Information Technology: Solutions that Work for Missouri
  • 2005 Summit - Health disparities and Medicaid reform
  • 2004 Summit - Medicare, Medicaid & the Uninsured
  • 2003 Summit - The Future of Health care in Missouri


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