State and Regional News

State releases audit of home and community based services for disabled and elderly Missourians

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released on Wednesday, December 5 a review of the state’s home and community based services program to assist disabled and elderly Medicaid-eligible Missourians. The report examined the effectiveness of recent cost-saving measures approved by the legislature and recommended continued improvement to processes for determining and authorizing individual need. 

State Fire Marshal recognizes American Red Cross program that has installed almost 34,000 smoke alarms in Missouri homes at no cost to residents

State Fire Marshal Tim Bean this week recognized the American Red Cross with a Salute to Service award for a program that has installed almost 34,000 smoke alarms in Missouri homes, and that the Red Cross credits with preventing at least 26 fire deaths since 2015.

Governor hosts Rural Healthcare Summit in Bolivar

Governor Mike Parson hosted a Rural Healthcare Summit in Bolivar, Missouri, bringing together stakeholder and industry leaders to identify working solutions to address the challenges and unmet healthcare needs in rural Missouri.

Governor announces December 3-9 as Computer Science Education Week

Governor Parson signed a proclamation declaring December 3-9 as Computer Science Education Week. Next week throughout the nation, events will be centered on the importance of computer science education and giving students the skills to meet growing workforce demands.