As Missouri’s Medicaid sign-ups lag, faith leaders want to pick up the slack

As Missouri’s Medicaid sign-ups lag, faith leaders want to pick up the slack

This week, St. Louis Public Radio published an article highlighting the efforts of Missouri’s religious leaders as they spread the word about the state’s recently expanded Medicaid program. Missouri Faith Voices, a grassroots organization made of faith leaders in St. Louis, Springfield, Jefferson City, and other parts of the state, has volunteers going door to…

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School of Social Work 2022 Critical Issues Symposium tackles advancing justice through equitable outcomes

School of Social Work 2022 Critical Issues Symposium tackles advancing justice through equitable outcomes

This week, RHC’s Chief Operations and Strategy Officer, Riisa Rawlins-Easley, was featured as a panel member for the sixth annual UMSL School of Social Work Critical Issues Symposium. The symposium gathered more than 70 faculty members, social work professionals, and St. Louis area residents for a discussion on advancing justice through equitable outcomes. The event,…

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PrepareSTL is Health Advocacy Organization of the Year

PrepareSTL is Health Advocacy Organization of the Year

This week, an article published by the St. Louis American announced that PrepareSTL will be honored as the Health Advocacy Organization of the Year during the 22nd Salute to Excellence in Health Care on April 14 at the Frontenac Hilton. PrepareSTL is a communications and outreach campaign focused on the most vulnerable during the COVID-19…

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Medicaid enrollment backlog persists as advocates say Missouri could be doing more

Medicaid enrollment backlog persists as advocates say Missouri could be doing more

An article by the Missouri Independent published this week highlights the extended wait times that Missouri residents are facing to get approved for health insurance through Medicaid expansion. According to the state’s latest figures, almost 73,000 Missourians had Medicaid applications pending as of January, and the time that residents are waiting for approval is increasing….

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Health leaders assail GOP’s latest attack on Medicaid expansion

Health leaders assail GOP’s latest attack on Medicaid expansion

A recent article published by the St. Louis American highlights criticism from Missouri health leaders, including RHC CEO Angela Brown, as they respond to the HJR 117 bill that puts Missourian’s access to Medicaid at risk. The article notes, “HJR 117 would give the state legislature discretion whether to fund expanded Medicaid and to place…

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HJR 117 Undermines Will of Missouri Voters

HJR 117 Undermines Will of Missouri Voters

ST. LOUIS, February 24, 2022 — Missourians deserve to receive the coverage they voted for in August 2020. House Joint Resolution (HJR) 117 would undermine the will of the voters, threaten Missourians already receiving care with a risk of losing coverage, and jeopardize our opportunity to experience the economic growth and expansion numerous other states…

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RHC CEO and St. Louis Director of Health express concern over COVID-19 response

St. Louis Public Radio quoted information shared by RHC CEO Angela Brown and Commissioner Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis this week during a Washington University virtual panel they helped lead focused on COVID-19 and racial equity. “These communities didn’t even have equal access to masks, and when they did have access, they were priced out of…

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PrepareSTL Shares Lessons Learned During COVID-19

PrepareSTL Shares Lessons Learned During COVID-19

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people of color, and they are “suffering and dying from COVID-19 at greater rates than the general population.”1 Underserved communities continue to be ignored by population-level health interventions, worsening health disparities. In an effort to reach communities of color in St. Louis, PrepareSTL, a “collaborative, community-led campaign” aims to assist these…

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Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, Health and Education Leaders, Urge Families to Vaccinate Children 5 – 11 Against COVID-19, Keep Schools Open and Safe

Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, Health and Education Leaders, Urge Families to Vaccinate Children 5 – 11 Against COVID-19, Keep Schools Open and Safe

Following the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, City of Saint Louis Department of Health Director Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, and St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent…

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