Message from the CEO – April 2021

Move From Comfort to Courage At one of our most recent patient advisory board meetings, the agenda included an update on Medicaid expansion. One of the representatives said, and I quote, “Yes, we need to talk about that. I’m mad.” Those words resonated with the other members of the board, as well as those of…

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RHC Advocates Immediate Action to Ensure Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in the St. Louis Region

RHC Advocates Immediate Action to Ensure Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in the St. Louis Region

As COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) vaccine distribution ramps up, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) advocates for the State of Missouri to take immediate action to respond to vaccine deserts and ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations in the St. Louis region. The following recommendations uplift prioritized actions for equitable pandemic mitigation efforts.

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Message from the CEO – January 2021

As people celebrated the 2021 New Year, a new hashtag was plastered all over my social media: #twentytwentywon. After the unprecedented year of 2020, which gave rise to so much loss, we are all looking forward to a new year with more wins. Then, the events of January 6, 2021, reminded us that there is…

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‘UniverCities Exchange’ highlights health disparities in St. Louis and Kansas City

‘UniverCities Exchange’ highlights health disparities in St. Louis and Kansas City

The University of Missouri–St. Louis and the University of Missouri–Kansas City joined forces to examine “Health Disparities in the Time of COVID-19” at the inaugural event of the virtual “UniverCities Exchange” series on Wednesday, October 14. Riisa Rawlins-Easley, RHC Chief of Staff, joined the esteemed panel. The UniverCities Exchange is a collaboration between the two universities that explores significant…

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