Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) and KFF (the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) have entered into a new long-term partnership to establish a KHN (Kaiser Health News) Midwest Bureau, based in St. Louis, Missouri. KFF - the trusted source of health policy information - produces health policy analysis, polling, and journalism, and KHN is its national health and health policy newsroom, producing in-depth news coverage of health care policy and politics. An editorially independent program of KFF, KHN's more than 50 journalists are mostly based in KFF's Washington, D.C. offices or in California.
With support from MFH, KHN will expand its editorial staff and build a team of journalists based in St. Louis who, working with freelancers, will produce coverage throughout the region. The goal is to bring the same high-quality health and health policy journalism that KHN produces nationally to the region and to bring important stories from the Midwest Bureau to the nation. As with all its journalism, KHN stories produced from the Midwest Bureau will be made freely available for publication by media outlets throughout the region and the country and will be published on khn.org and distributed through KHN's social media platforms.