Healthy Living

Environmental Factors

Hazardous substances can be found in the air, soil and water and can originate from many different sources, such as agricultural and industrial activities, mining operations, landfills and leaky underground storage tanks. Find out about environmental risks here.  Read more...

Health Conditions & Diseases

Chronic conditions, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes; cancer; and communicable diseases, affect the health of millions of people and cost billions of dollars in medical expenses every year in Missouri.  Find out how lifestyle choices – such as not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active – can help prevent some chronic diseases and some types of cancer.  Read more...

Healthy Families

Good health begins at home. Giving your baby the best start in life, creating a safe home environment and helping your teenager deal with the pressures of adolescence are just of few of the health issues families face every day. Find information and assistance on how you can improve the health and well-being of your family today.  Read more...

Local Public Health Agencies

Local public health agencies address a wide range of public health issues from environmental concerns and chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, to immunizations and obesity. Find out about the local public health agency in your community.  Read more...

Statistics & Data

The department tracks health issues and collects statistics and data that reflect the health status of Missouri’s residents. Look here for much of the same data that the department uses to track the source of disease, learn of outbreaks before they become severe and develop ways to improve the health of Missourians.  
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Wellness & Prevention

Giving up tobacco, eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise will help keep you well and prevent some of Missouri’s leading causes of disability and death – heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer. Look here for ways to make healthy choices.  Read more...