The Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute (CFPI) of Washington University in St. Louis convened more than 100 healthcare providers, payers, consumers, researchers, economists, advocates and policymakers to generate and discuss ideas for healthcare reform in Missouri. Over the span of 18 months, CHEP and CFPI organized three events under the banner of Transforming Healthcare in Missouri. The first two conferences took place in October 2017 and October 2018, and were held in St. Louis, Missouri. These events led to the development of a series of nonpartisan evidence-based policy recommendations for the state.
The third event, held on December 14, 2018 in Jefferson City, Missouri, was designed to bring these recommendations to a meeting with state leaders from the Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services, Social Services, and Mental Health, and to representatives from statewide health and healthcare organizations. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss and further refine the recommendations gathered from the previous two events.