The Department of Health and Senior Services protects and promotes quality of life and health for all Missourians by partnering with other agencies and organizations, developing and implementing programs and systems that provide: information and education, effective regulation and oversight, quality services and surveillance of diseases and conditions. The State Board of Health and Senior Services advise the department director in planning for departmental activities and acts in an advisory capacity regarding rules promulgated by the Department of Health and Senior Services. Board members are appointed by the governor. The director of the department, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the chief liaison officer of the department for joint efforts with other governmental agencies and with private organizations that conduct or sponsor programs that relate to public health in Missouri.


Nick Ragone
Dr. Matthew Brandt