99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Cora Faith Walker
Administration and Accounts
Children and Families
Health and Mental Health Policy
Joint Committee on Life Sciences
Interim Committee on Stabilizing Missouri's Health Insurance Markets
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Cora Faith Walker, a Democrat, represents part of North St. Louis County (District 74) in the Missouri House of Representatives and was elected to her first term as a State Representative in November 2016. Representative Walker is a licensed attorney who has extensive experience with working on crucial issues such as Medicaid expansion and health reform and came to the legislature with a reputation as an expert in the field of health law and public policy.
As a legislator, Representative Walker is committed to fighting for justice and equity in the areas of health, early childhood education and development, criminal justice, and jobs and the economy. She has been able to advance her work not only through legislation she has filed, but also through her service as a member of the House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee and the House Children and Families Committee. Both committees play vital roles in addressing the issues that Representative Walker has championed in the committee process and on the floor of the House. Representative Walker is also a member of the House Administration and Accounts Committee, the Joint Committee on Life Sciences, and the MOHealthNet Oversight Committee.
In addition to her work as a legislator, Representative Walker is actively involved in her community and serves on multiple nonprofit boards, including Nurses for Newborns, St. Louis Area Diaper Bank, University City Children's Center/LUME Institute, and Civic Arts Company. Representative Walker also serves on the Community Advisory Board for the St. Louis Regional Health Commission and was selected as a 2017-2018 FOCUS St. Louis Impact Fellow.
Representative Walker earned her Bachelors of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also attended graduate school and earned her Master of Public Health as part of the inaugural MPH class at the Brown School of Social Work. She received her Juris Doctorate and Health Law Certificate from the St. Louis University School of Law.
Representative Walker is the youngest daughter of a disabled combat veteran and a public school teacher and provides a wealth of support for her immediate and extended family. She and her husband, Tim, currently reside in Ferguson, Missouri.
Allows a participant in drug court to receive medication assisted treatment if under the care of a physician licensed in this state to practice medicine
Establishes the Mo HealthNet Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities Program
Requires teacher-training institutions in this state receiving state aid to require students to demonstrate proficiency on the concepts of trauma-informed approach and trauma-specific interventions
Prohibits the prosecution of minor children for prostitution and requires patrons of child prostitutes to register as sex offenders
Encourages primary care providers to utilize the Adverse Childhood Experience Questionnaire to assess a MO HealthNet participant's health risks
Designates the month of September as Sickle Cell Awareness Month in Missouri