I recently read an article from the Missouri Independent titled, “Study reveals staggering toll of being Black in America: 1.6 million excess deaths over 22 years.” In summary, the article concluded that Black people live sicker lives and die younger than white people, and these deaths are fueled by higher rates of preventable health conditions….Read More
Read the June 2023 Health Care Happenings Newsletter!
For June 2023, the RHC wants to highlight our merger with Alive and Well Communities, the sunset of the Gateway to Better Health program, storytelling initiative, advisory boards, Medicaid Expansion efforts, and more! Read it all in our recent newsletter!Read More
RHC partners with Aetna for Community Health Fair
On Thursday, May 18, the Regional Health Commission and Aetna sponsored a community health fair hosted at Monument of Faith Church for seniors in the Jennings community. The event was an effort to provide seniors who were impacted by the December 2022 flooding with toiletries and to educate them on their health insurance plan and…Read More
Legislative Spotlight: HB 1148 and HB 900
On April 26th, the Regional Health Commission submitted testimony in support of policies that would increase access to maternity care by expanding insurance coverage for maternity services by midwives and doulas. The statement is available below, or click here to download a pdf version. HB1148 and HB 900 would require each health carrier or health…Read More
Read the December 2022 Health Care Happenings Newsletter!
For December 2022, the RHC wants to highlight our Access to Care initiatives, strategic partnerships, advisory boards, and community responses. See more in our recent newsletter!Read More
The 2022 Access to Care Data Book is now available!
ST. LOUIS, August 15, 2022 — As part of our mission to improve the health of uninsured citizens in St. Louis City and County, the RHC produces an annual “Access to Care” data book to review community-wide progress toward strengthening the health care safety net system in the region. Download the 2022 Access to Care…Read More
Read the June 2022 RHC Health Care Happenings Newsletter!
For June 2022, the RHC wants to highlight our refreshed vision, mission, and strategic approach. See more in our recent newsletter!Read More
CoverSTL launched to house Medicaid expansion efforts
In collaboration with Homegrown STL, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and St. Louis University, the RHC has launched CoverSTL, an initiative developed to coordinate Medicaid expansion outreach efforts across the region. The CoverSTL page features the RHC’s Medicaid Expansion HelpLine, a step-by-step application video, and a map of Medicaid application assistance locations across St. Louis…Read More
CENTER Initiative Urges Increased Investment in Wake of Recent Overdose Deaths
The mission of the CENTER Initiative is to reduce overdose, confront the impact of trauma, and invest in the long-term wellbeing of Black people most impacted by addiction, drug use, and overdose in the St. Louis region. To that end we recognize: Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid between 50-100 times stronger than heroin, has taken…Read More
Medicaid Expansion HelpLine for St. Louis City and County
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM), the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC), and Saint Louis University’s (SLU) Center for Health Law Studies, have partnered to pilot a Medicaid Expansion HelpLine to aid Missouri residents in Medicaid enrollment. The HelpLine consists of trained volunteers to help answer questions regarding qualifications, navigation of the application, and…Read More