“More than two years ago, Rush Robinson was sitting in on a meeting with a local health commission as it planned to launch a public awareness initiative on trauma and toxic stress called Alive and Well STL.” Click here for this St. Louis Post-Dispatch story.
Stay tuned here for news and stories on the RHC’s work in the community.
Check out the recent commentary by Herb Kuhn, CEO of the Missouri Hospital Association, on addressing childhood trauma in the St. Louis Business Journal. The article highlighted the work of Alive and Well STL. Click here for the commentary.
Congratulations to our founding chairman, Peter Sortino, for being named 2016 Citizen of the Year, sponsored by the St. Louis Citizen of the Year Committee and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch! Click here for the story.
Check out the October 28th edition of the St. Louis Business Journal as Jennifer Brinkmann, RHC Chief of Staff, joins the table of experts to discuss behavioral health in our region. Click here for the roundtable discussion.
“Carrie Jost never thought landing her dream job in a school working with children would be traumatizing.
And yet several years ago, she was hiding in her office, turning off the light and crying. She couldn’t figure out why she was so sad and panicking. It took time, faith and professional help, and now she knows.”
Building Resilience Around Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Identifying High-Risk Communities in Missouri and Kansas
Check out Missouri Hospital Association’s October issue of Hospital Industry Data Institute (HIDI) Health Stats which focuses on the importance of identifying high risk communities to build more resilience around trauma and adverse childhood experiences.
“’In some of our communities where there is a high level of stress we know our population is going to be sicker,’ says Robert Fruend, chief executive of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission. ‘Until we address that, we are never going to close the disparities.’” To read this article highlighting our initiative, Alive and Well STL, click here.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 11, 2016 – Alive and Well STL, an initiative of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, is joining Redbird Rookies, sponsored by Cardinals Care, as a community partner for the 2016 summer season. Redbird Rookies sponsors more than 20 leagues, serving nearly 4,500 youth baseball players in the St. Louis area and parts of rural Missouri and Illinois. This partnership will further advance the work of Cardinals Care in the communities it serves by providing support to the leagues, coaches and families.
We are honored to be recognized as the St. Louis American 2016 Health Care Advocacy Organization of the Year!
Alive and Well STL, an initiative of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, is seeking the services of an external evaluation team to assess the success of Alive and Well STL program activities and strategies through a combination of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods. Click here to view the RFP.
Pick up a copy this week’s St. Louis American to read RHC Commissioner and Acting Director of the St. Louis City Department of Health Melba Moore’s article The Trauma of Breast Cancer (Page D1). Stay tuned for new articles each month as we work to build a resilient community.