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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PrepareSTL tires to slow the spread of COVID-19 in high-poverty Zip codes

PrepareSTL tires to slow the spread of COVID-19 in high-poverty Zip codes

ST. LOUIS, April 8, 2020 – Starting the weekend of April 11, canvassers, outfitted in personal protection equipment, are going to high-visibility community hotspots in the St. Louis region, such as grocery and convenience stores, gas stations, laundromats, and check cashing businesses. They are placing posters, sandwich boards and flyers at these locations, warning about…

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Coronavirus notebook: North city testing site added, $15M in funding committed

Coronavirus notebook: North city testing site added, $15M in funding committed

ST. LOUIS, March 31, 2020 – Another testing site for COVID-19 is ramping up as the coronavirus continues to spread across the St. Louis region. Nonprofit health center operator Affinia Healthcare on Thursday will open an appointment-only COVID-19 testing station at its 1717 Biddle St. location in north St. Louis, supported in part by the St. Louis Regional Health…

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