Established in 2000, The Missouri Foundation for Health works to improve the health of people in more than 80 counties in Missouri. The foundation identifies and addresses the unmet health care needs of underserved population. It operates the Healthy & Active Communities program, which provides funding for community-based organizations helping people at the risk of developing obesity. In addition, the Missouri Foundation for Health supports the Mental Health & Substance Abuse, as well as provides health literacy, basic support and advocacy services. The foundation also works for the prevention and treatment women who suffer from battering, sexual harassment and rape.