Below you will find an overview of the RHC’s current initiatives. To read more about RHC’s past initiatives, visit our Past Work page.
Behavioral Health Assessment and Triage Center Feasibility Study
In the City of Saint Louis and Saint Louis County, many individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and problematic substance use (SU) are not being adequately treated, resulting in an increased number of encounters in emergency departments (ED) and the criminal justice system. These systems may not be the appropriate settings for all individuals with […]
Chronic Pain Initiative
Due to the steady high volume of orthopedic specialty care referrals for the “Gateway to Better Health” program since its inception in 2012, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) called for an orthopedic referral analysis in August 2016. The corresponding report, Orthopedic Referral Study: Assessment of Current Practices and Recommendations Regarding the Care of […]
Gateway to Better Health Demonstration Project
Gateway to Better Health is a national model for providing health care services to the uninsured. This program provides vital outpatient services to approximately 25,000 uninsured adults in St. Louis City and County. Throughout the Demonstration, the RHC in partnership with the State of Missouri directs $105 million over three and a half years in funds toward health care services for uninsured residents.
To read more about the Commission’s work in detail, download the RHC’s 2019 Priority Activities, voted on annually by the Commission to establish the RHC’s key activities and timeline its work.
If you have questions about Gateway to Better Health, please contact Angela Brown.
For all other questions, please contact Rikki Takeyama Menn.
To attend one of our upcoming advisory board meetings, Commission meetings, or Gateway planning meetings, please visit our Get Involved page for event details.