What is MOPHRAT?

The Missouri Public Health Risk Assessment Tool (MOPHRAT) helps Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs) prioritize jurisdictional impacts to public health by guiding planners through an analysis of various hazards. The MOPHRAT helps assess the level of planning necessary to ensure access to emergency response and preparedness resources, taking into account the services provided by LPHAs and the healthcare system.

This Public Health Risk Assessment Tool was created by the Center for Public Health Readiness at the Drexel University School of Public Health, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) have collaborated with the Drexel University School of Public Health to update and modify the tool for use in the state of Missouri at the local and state levels.

This MOPHRAT consists of:

  • The “How-To Guide” (coming soon!) which provides useful information on how the tool was developed, and how to select data to enter into the Tool;
  • The Baseline Data Spreadsheet available here which combines information from the US Census, DHSS and other publically available resources, into one handy document. The spreadsheet also organizes the data by the section it appears in the MOPHRAT for ease of use.
  • The MOPHRAT available here which is the main risk identification and analysis tool for LPHAs.


If you have any questions or need assistance completing the MOPHRAT, please contact State Emergency Management Agency MOPHRAT Lead, Kay Beesley or call 573-526-9364.

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