November 17, 2015
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November 12, 2015
The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a state-wide initiative to increase employer support for breastfeeding mothers. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is offering up to $500 to a limited number of Missouri employers to create or improve their lactation support policies and programs.
For example, funds may be used on:
- Locks on doors
- Privacy screens/partitions
- Comfortable chair
- Table or other flat surface to hold a breast pump
To be eligible to receive a mini-grant, the employer must submit their breastfeeding support policy which must be in compliance with the breastfeeding support requirements from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). To apply, complete the attached application and submit by December 30, 2015 to email@example.com. Please contact 573-522-2820 with any questions.
November 9, 2015
1. A new policy brief from the RUPRI Center for Health Policy Analysis provides a state-by-state look at Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces (HIMs). Although enrollment rates varied considerably across the U.S., overall people living in rural areas were less likely to enroll in HIMs than people in urban areas. With the 2015 enrollment season now open, there are opportunities to help rural residents who are uninsured find coverage. This brief can help identify places that may benefit from rural-specific outreach and enrollment, as well as places that may have implemented successful outreach and enrollment strategies already. Earlier work by RUPRI showed that on a per capita basis rural residents were more likely than urban residents to benefit from the ACA’s coverage expansion and available subsidies to purchase coverage. See item #8 below for details on the next FORHP ACA Office Hours, free monthly webinars to share and learn best practices for rural outreach and enrollment.