Welcome to Missouri Health Notification System (MO-HNS).
The Missouri Health Notification System (MO-HNS) is part of a nationwide, secure, web-based communication system that was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This communication system is implemented by each individual state along with their respective Local Public Health Agencies. It is designed to enable a two-way, 24/7 flow of critical health information between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and local personnel and health care professionals throughout the state, including physicians, nurses, hospitals, laboratories, clinicians, public health workers, emergency management personnel, public health responders and others.
At the local level, public health services in Missouri are organized into 115 different Local Public Health Agencies (LPHA). LPHAs are on the "front line" and provide many essential health services including investigation of disease outbreaks, regulation of known sources of health hazards such as food establishments and lodging, and health education and prevention services such as immunizations and preventive health screenings. This alert system allows federal, state, and local health departments the ability to share and disseminate critical information regarding public health concerns.