‘This is what happens to us’: How U.S. cities lost precious time to protect black residents from the coronavirus

‘This is what happens to us’: How U.S. cities lost precious time to protect black residents from the coronavirus

June 3, 2020 – Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins had a hunch. He had used data compiled for emergency responders in late March to create a computerized map showing cases of the novel coronavirus by address. A cluster of red pins curved around downtown and extended into black neighborhoods toward the city’s western edge. At the…

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Angela Fleming Brown appointed to Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council

Angela Fleming Brown appointed to Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council

ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2020 — The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) announced the appointment of Angela Fleming Brown, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health, to one its three independent Appraisal Councils – the Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (Midwest CEPAC). “Each of the independent Appraisal Councils plays a vital role,”…

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City must provide masks if it requires mask, health board chair says

City must provide masks if it requires mask, health board chair says

ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2020 – Buses and some businesses will be able to turn people away for not wearing masks when public health restrictions are lifted on Monday, May 18 in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis.  That means people who can’t afford or find masks will be denied services that they…

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More than $2M coming to expand COVID-19 testing in STL

More than $2M coming to expand COVID-19 testing in STL

ST. LOUIS, May 12, 2020 –More than $2 million in new federal funds is coming to the St. Louis region’s health centers to expand COVID-19 testing. Affinia Healthcare will receive $754,549, Betty Jean Kerr’s People’s Health Centers will receive $606,619, Family Care Health Centers will receive $410,554, and CareSTL Health will receive $398,359. The funding…

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Deaconess funding black-led COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts

Deaconess funding black-led COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts

ST. LOUIS, April 24, 2020 – “When black people are dying, black people should be in charge of the healing process for what is killing them,” Rev. Starsky Wilson, president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation, told The St. Louis American. “I thought, ‘I’ve got to say something.’” Knowing that money talks, and speaking as the leader of…

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PrepareSTL: some visual reminders about how we can save lives

PrepareSTL: some visual reminders about how we can save lives

ST. LOUIS, April 20, 2020 – Physicians and health care leaders from BJC HealthCare, Mercy, SSM Health and St. Luke’s Hospital and our academic medical institutions, Saint Louis University and Washington University Schools of Medicine, are partnering to help the St. Louis region through the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic…

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Local health organizations partner to reach most vulnerable during coronavirus crisis

Local health organizations partner to reach most vulnerable during coronavirus crisis

ST. LOUIS, April 14, 2020 – The Regional Health Commission, along with the City of St. Louis Department of Health and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, have joined forces to conduct a unified communication and outreach campaign to reach the most vulnerable and underserved population during the coronavirus pandemic. That campaign, PrepareSTL, will…

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