“’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.
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Please join us as we celebrate St. Louis’ community health centers during National Health Center Week, August 14-19, 2017! For more information and to register, click here.
Since our very beginning 16 years ago, Peter Sortino gave so much time, energy and commitment to our work. He will be deeply missed in our community and around our table in so many ways. Click here for Peter Sortino’s obituary.
“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.
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.