ANGELA FLEMING BROWN: THE CHOICE IS YOURS

ANGELA FLEMING BROWN: THE CHOICE IS YOURS

In the April 6, 2021 edition of the Deaconess Foundation newsletter, Angela Fleming Brown, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC), addresses inequity in the health care system, provides a list of considerations that may factor into an individual’s decision to get vaccinated or not, and a link to resources that can help…

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RHC Advocates Immediate Action to Ensure Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in the St. Louis Region

RHC Advocates Immediate Action to Ensure Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in the St. Louis Region

As COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) vaccine distribution ramps up, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) advocates for the State of Missouri to take immediate action to respond to vaccine deserts and ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations in the St. Louis region. The following recommendations uplift prioritized actions for equitable pandemic mitigation efforts.

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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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Affinia Healthcare, Prepare STL and Schnucks perform free COVID-19 tests Saturday

Affinia Healthcare, Prepare STL and Schnucks perform free COVID-19 tests Saturday

ST. LOUIS, August 8, 2020 – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Prepare STL and Affinia Healthcare have partnered to perform free COVID- 19 tests and hand out thousands of PPE. Saturday was no different as the group made a stop in the parking lot of a Schnucks in north St. Louis. Health officials say they have a responsibility to ensure the safety of residents. Affina Healthcare, Prepare STL,…

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Brown joins The Pulse of St. Louis to discuss PrepareSTL

Brown joins The Pulse of St. Louis to discuss PrepareSTL

ST. LOUIS, July 14, 2020 – Angela Fleming Brown, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, joined Shirley Washington on The Pulse of St. Louis to share more about the work of Prepare St.Louis to date and what’s to come in the campaign’s next phase. Photo: KPLR 11

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Any City of St. Louis resident can now get a free COVID-19 test

Any City of St. Louis resident can now get a free COVID-19 test

ST. LOUIS, July 2, 2020 – Any resident of the City of St. Louis may now get a free test for COVID-19. Up until now due to limited supplies, COVID-19 testing in the city has been restricted to those persons showing symptoms. Through a partnership with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, free tests are…

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Regional Health Commission awarded $1M for COVID-19 outreach

Regional Health Commission awarded $1M for COVID-19 outreach

ST. LOUIS, June 19, 2020 – The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) has been awarded a $1 million grant from  Missouri Foundation for Health for the second phase of the PrepareSTL campaign. In its first phase, Prepare STL provided information and resources to people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 – low-to-moderate income African Americans and people of…

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Through the leadership of black women, PrepareSTL receives $1 million grant: Funding will support continued public health outreach and engagement efforts

Through the leadership of black women, PrepareSTL receives $1 million grant: Funding will support continued public health outreach and engagement efforts

ST. LOUIS, June 17, 2020 — The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) has been awarded a $1 million grant from  Missouri Foundation for Health for the second phase of the PrepareSTL campaign. Launched in April 2020 in partnership with the City of St. Louis Department of Health, the St. Louis County Department of Public…

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