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Public Policy 411

Legislative updates that impact people with disabilities

The purpose of this page is to share updates about legislation and issues at the City, State and Federal level impacting people with disabilities in the State of Missouri and Kansas. Advocacy is one of the core services we provide to consumers. Staying informed, engaged and aware of issues affecting people with disabilities is a vital part of supporting independent choice and advocating for positive change in the community. We invite you to provide feedback and participate in upcoming events or opportunities for civic engagement.

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Governor Parson Signs Statewide Hearing Aid Distribution Program Into Law

From right to left: MCDHH Commissioner Mike Kelley, Executive Director Dr. Opeoluwa Sotonwa, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Senator Jeanie Riddle, MCDHH Commissioner Clark Corogenes, and MCDHH Commission Chairperson Shelly Jones. Photo Credit: Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)

2019 Champion for Healthy Seniors Award Presentation

On August 28, 2019 the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), in conjunction with several state and local organizations, presented U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s office with the 2019 Champion for Healthy Seniors Award, on behalf of seniors and individuals with disabilities in Missouri.

Pictured left to right: Kendra Burgess Public Policy Coordinator with The Whole Person, Bridgit Patterson Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas, Matt Haase State Director for Senator Blunt, Dennis Ridenour President and CEO of BioNexus KC.


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