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A collaborative effort spanning 3 states, more than 30 counties and three hospital systems.


Recognizing the value of collaboration, local hospital systems, public health entities and other health organizations have worked together under the umbrella of the Ozarks Health Commission to publish regional health assessments every three years since 2016. The Ozarks Health Commission Region is centered in southwest Missouri, and represents the combined service areas of CoxHealth, Freeman Health System, and Mercy Hospitals. Its seven multi-county Communities were defined based on hospital service areas

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