NEW resource for patient and provider chronic pain management: Visit www.BeyondPainSTL.com today!

NEW resource for patient and provider chronic pain management: Visit www.BeyondPainSTL.com today!

The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) released a new website called www.BeyondPainSTL.com as part of its Chronic Pain Initiative, a regional effort to prevent and reduce the impact of chronic pain. Beyond Pain STL offers tools, information, and videos to our community: people with chronic pain, medical providers, and advocates. The evidence is clear: non-pharmacologic,…

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Medicaid Expansion: What it Means for Clients and the Community

ST. LOUIS, November 12, 2020 – Dr. Heidi B. Miller, Medical Director of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission and Joel Ferber, Director of Advocacy at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, led a Facebook Live discussion about the recently enacted Medicaid Expansion initiative and what it means for clients of legal services and the broader community….

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‘Amendment 3 would hurt our democracy’

‘Amendment 3 would hurt our democracy’

ST. LOUIS, October 29, 2020 – Community leaders say to vote against attempt to undermine Clean Missouri reforms. “What it’s really about is how politicians want to draw their own district maps. They want to choose their voters instead of having the voters choose them,” said Louise Wilkerson, co-president of the League of Women Voters of…

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‘UniverCities Exchange’ highlights health disparities in St. Louis and Kansas City

‘UniverCities Exchange’ highlights health disparities in St. Louis and Kansas City

The University of Missouri–St. Louis and the University of Missouri–Kansas City joined forces to examine “Health Disparities in the Time of COVID-19” at the inaugural event of the virtual “UniverCities Exchange” series on Wednesday, October 14. Riisa Rawlins-Easley, RHC Chief of Staff, joined the esteemed panel. The UniverCities Exchange is a collaboration between the two universities that explores significant…

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Over 300 businesses, community and civic organizations, including the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, say vote no on Amendment 3

Over 300 businesses, community and civic organizations, including the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, say vote no on Amendment 3

ST. LOUIS, October 12, 2020 – The St. Louis Regional Health Commission joined more than 300 business, community and civic organizations across the state in taking a public stand against Amendment 3, which would radically change how state House and Senate districts are drawn in Missouri and would reverse fair mapping policies passed by Missouri…

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Vote NO on 3

Vote NO on 3

When you think of public health issues, you might consider disease prevention or wellness programs. Perhaps you reflect on social issues, like access to healthy food or safe housing. But do you think of social justice issues and our political system? The public health landscape is constantly changing and expanding. The more we learn, the…

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Vaccine Messaging Acknowledges Past Racial Traumas in Health

Vaccine Messaging Acknowledges Past Racial Traumas in Health

ST. LOUIS, September 10, 2020 – Messaging around a Covid-19 vaccine must be delivered to African American communities without admonishment or pressure, according to health officials planning for its rollout in St. Louis. Click here for the Bloomberg Law story. Photo: Bloomberg Law

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