Achieving zero health disparities through community and health system partnerships across Missouri

Health Justice: The Promise of Zero Health Disparities

We know that all communities experience harm from trauma, and those exposed to the trauma of racism are at higher risk of unjust health outcomes. The merger between the Regional Health Commission and Alive & Well Communities implement a statewide strategy of bringing together cross-sector stakeholders and community members around a common goal of building healthy, healed communities. We believe it is possible to facilitate co-creation between impacted community members and our state’s institutions to change the conditions in our state that lead to early death and to facilitate healing from the trauma of injustice.

Upcoming Events

  • Provider Services Advisory Board Meeting

    RHC Provider Services Advisory Board members meet monthly to provide direct input to the RHC’s work. The meeting will be held via Zoom. These meetings are…

    Tuesday, March 5, 2024 7:30 am - 8:30 am Zoom
  • Trauma Awareness Training

    This program is free of charge and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to participate. This presentation will explore: The presentation sets the groundwork…

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Zoom
  • Community Advisory Board Meeting

    RHC Community Advisory Board members meet monthly to provide direct input to the RHC’s work.  The meeting will be held via Zoom. The tentative date is…

    Tuesday, March 19, 2024 8:30 am - 10:00 am Zoom
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RHC and Alive and Well Communities Announce Affiliation to Advance Health Equity Across the State of Missouri

On March 16, 2023 the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) and Alive and Well Communities (AWC) announced an affiliation to advance health equity across the State of Missouri and beyond. AWC became a subsidiary of RHC, effective February 24, 2023.

The official merger event, “Health Justice: The Promise of Zero Health Disparities,” was held on Tuesday, September 26. The main event was held in Sikeston, MO with satellite locations in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Gateway to Better Health Impact

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RHC Joins Sign-On Letter Opposing Anti-Diversity Legislation

RHC Joins Sign-On Letter Opposing Anti-Diversity Legislation

State legislators are currently deliberating on a number of proposed laws aimed at limiting the ability of public and private organizations to conduct training or implement initiatives focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Some of these bills target only state departments, while others extend to public and private medical institutions within higher education. If passed,…

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RHC supports policy increasing access to doula services

RHC supports policy increasing access to doula services

On January 31, the RHC submitted public comment in support of proposed rule 13 CSR 70-25.160 Doula Services, which would establish the Department of Social Services’ MO HealthNet Division guidelines regarding coverage and reimbursement for community doula services.     Maternal and infant mortality rates in Missouri are consistently one of the highest in the nation, and people…

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