Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, Health and Education Leaders, Urge Families to Vaccinate Children 5 – 11 Against COVID-19, Keep Schools Open and Safe

Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, Health and Education Leaders, Urge Families to Vaccinate Children 5 – 11 Against COVID-19, Keep Schools Open and Safe

Following the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, City of Saint Louis Department of Health Director Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, and St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent…

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Medicaid Expansion HelpLine Launches for St. Louis City and County Residents

Medicaid Expansion HelpLine Launches for St. Louis City and County Residents

More Missourians can now get Medicaid! If you have questions about Medicaid expansion, whether or not you qualify, or need help applying, there is help available! Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM), the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC), and St. Louis University’s Center for Health Law Studies, have developed a Medicaid Expansion HelpLine to…

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Community health centers deserve our gratitude

Community health centers deserve our gratitude

ST. LOUIS, August 31, 2021 – For the past year and a half, community health centers have stepped up in the face of fear and devastation to protect the health of our region. St. Louis Regional Health Commission CEO, Angela F. Brown, provided a guest column to The St. Louis American this week, celebrating the work of…

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RHC Supports Public Health Leadership

RHC Supports Public Health Leadership

As new variants of COVID-19 enter our region bringing cases and deaths back to the record levels from 2020, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) joins the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN) and others, to voice our support of public health officials, and all of the medical and lay professionals who work tirelessly…

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Message from the CEO – August 2021

Message from the CEO – August 2021

On July 22, 2021, victory was claimed for 275,000 Missourians when the Missouri Supreme Court unanimously voted that Medicaid expansion was constitutional. This is truly a historic moment to validate the action voters took to pass Medicaid expansion in August 2020, and moves our region closer to addressing health equity. Thank you to everyone who…

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COVID-19 Worsens Opioid Burden in STL

COVID-19 Worsens Opioid Burden in STL

COVID-19 has not only worsened existing problems in the United States such as unemployment, poverty, evictions, and societal stress, but has also led to intense social isolation, disrupted drug supplies, and reduced access to support services for many people across the state and country. As a result, the global pandemic has exacerbated the opioid crisis…

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St. Louis Integrated Health Network Releases Statement in Support of Public Health Efforts to Reduce Impact of COVID-19

St. Louis Integrated Health Network Releases Statement in Support of Public Health Efforts to Reduce Impact of COVID-19

ST. LOUIS, August 3, 2021 – RHC community partner, the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN), provided an editorial to the St. Louis American this week voicing support for the medical and lay professionals that have cared for our communities’ health and wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The RHC supports this message.

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