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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Message from the CEO – August 2020

In 2001, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) was created to ensure access to health care for the uninsured and underinsured in St. Louis City and County. For the past 10 years, we have met our mission by providing health care coverage for nearly 64,000 uninsured adults in the St. Louis region, in partnership…

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Through the leadership of black women, PrepareSTL receives $1 million grant: Funding will support continued public health outreach and engagement efforts

Through the leadership of black women, PrepareSTL receives $1 million grant: Funding will support continued public health outreach and engagement efforts

ST. LOUIS, June 17, 2020 — The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) has been awarded a $1 million grant from  Missouri Foundation for Health for the second phase of the PrepareSTL campaign. Launched in April 2020 in partnership with the City of St. Louis Department of Health, the St. Louis County Department of Public…

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Message from the CEO – May 2020

In December 2018, I was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the RHC, and the organization went through a period of transition and uncertainty while undergoing the search process for a new leader of the organization. Under my leadership, we were able to meet our 2019 strategic priorities, while also establishing a new Patient…

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