Riisa Rawlins, interim RHC CEO, delivers UMSL fall 2023 commencement speech

Riisa Rawlins, interim RHC CEO, delivers UMSL fall 2023 commencement speech

On December 16th, Riisa Rawlins, interim CEO of the Regional Health Commission (RHC), delivered the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) Fall 2023 commencement address for the graduates of the College of Business Administration and the College of Nursing. In her address, Riisa highlighted her own personal and professional journey navigating complex health, social, and political systems,…

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RHC partners in Long-COVID work

RHC partners in Long-COVID work

In a recent news article published by Washington University School of Medicine, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) was highlighted as a partner supporting work increasing and improving long-COVID care in St. Louis and in Missouri rural communities. The RHC is joined by partners Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Integrated…

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RHC joins 150 Missouri organizations opposing DEI budget language

RHC joins 150 Missouri organizations opposing DEI budget language

On April 11th, the Regional Health Commission joined over 150 Missouri business and non-profit leaders asking the Missouri Senate to remove harmful anti-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) language that was added into the house budget. The Missouri Times published an article highlighting the sign-on letter from the Missouri Budget Project, and the additional organizations opposed…

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RHC Chief Operations and Strategy Officer joins UMSL Graduate Women in Science panel

RHC Chief Operations and Strategy Officer joins UMSL Graduate Women in Science panel

On April 7, the St. Louis chapter of Graduate Women in Science hosted their annual conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. This year’s event, “Diverse voices in STEM”, featured a full day’s worth of presentations and conversations, including a panel discussion about non-academic jobs. Riisa Rawlins, RHC Chief Operations and Strategy Officer, joined…

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St. Louis Regional Health Commission and Alive and Well Communities Announce Affiliation to Advance Health Equity Across the State of Missouri

St. Louis Regional Health Commission and Alive and Well Communities Announce Affiliation to Advance Health Equity Across the State of Missouri

ST. LOUIS, March 16, 2023 – 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 RHC was founded in 2001 to address…

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RHC Talks Medicaid Concerns as COVID-19 PHE Ends

RHC Talks Medicaid Concerns as COVID-19 PHE Ends

RHC CEO Angela Fleming Brown and Patient Advisory Board Chair Nia Sumpter joined St. Louis Public Radio on air to talk about the impact of the end of Public Health Emergency (PHE) on Medicaid health coverage. As the PHE ends, the state of Missouri will begin reviewing Medicaid data in April of this year and…

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RHC Joins CENTER team in statement calling for end of overdose crisis

RHC Joins CENTER team in statement calling for end of overdose crisis

Last week, UMSL Daily published an article highlighting the work of the Community Engagement on Trauma, Equity, & Renewal – or CENTER – initiative as they released a statement on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadliest mass overdose event in St. Louis history and call for change. The Regional Health Commission joined the rest of the…

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Feed the Babies Project fighting infant formula shortage

Feed the Babies Project fighting infant formula shortage

An article by the St. Louis American highlights the efforts of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network and a host of partners, including the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, in a community-wide collaboration to address the recent shortage of baby formula and provide solutions for families. The initiative addresses three main priorities: Breastfeeding Support for…

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