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There are low-cost health options in St. Louis — but not where the need is greatest

“The growing need reflects the changing demographics of the region, Robert Fruend, the commission’s CEO said. North St. Louis was long considered the neediest part of the city. As a result, majority of the region’s low-cost health clinics are there. But ‘over time, over the last 20 to 30 years, that node of this concentrated circle of poverty and need that we had in our region has migrated outwards,’ Fruend said.”

Check out this St. Louis Public Radio story which highlights our recent report “Geography Matters: The Impact of Regionality on Safety Net Access Trends in St. Louis.”

Screening & Discussion of “The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital”

In partnership with the St. Louis Integrated Health Network and CareSTL Health, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission is proud to co-sponsor a screening of “The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital”. Please save the date and join us the evening of Wednesday, July 25, 2018, on the historic Homer G. Phillips Hospital grounds at CareSTL Health (2425 North Whittier Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63113). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Joyce Fitzpatrick, producer Rebecca Robinson, and other local guests. Additional details will follow at a later date.

Gateway to Better Health receives five-year extension

“’If we wouldn’t have gotten CHIPS renewed, Gateway renewed, and the community health center funding, we would have seen a significant reduction in access,’ Fruend said. ‘We would have seen significant job loss, and we would have seen site closures.’” Check out Thursday’s issue of the St. Louis American to learn more about the extension of the Gateway to Better Health program and the healthcare safety net in St. Louis.