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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Free COVID-19 testing for all St. Louis City residents is now available

Free COVID-19 testing for all St. Louis City residents is now available

ST. LOUIS, June 8, 2020 – The City of St. Louis announced they are now offering free COVID-19 testing for city residents. The city’s health department is working with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission to offer the testing. The resident does not need to have any symptoms to be tested for the virus. This…

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‘This is what happens to us’: How U.S. cities lost precious time to protect black residents from the coronavirus

‘This is what happens to us’: How U.S. cities lost precious time to protect black residents from the coronavirus

June 3, 2020 – Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins had a hunch. He had used data compiled for emergency responders in late March to create a computerized map showing cases of the novel coronavirus by address. A cluster of red pins curved around downtown and extended into black neighborhoods toward the city’s western edge. At the…

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Vote YES on Medicaid Expansion, Amendment 2, in August 2020!

Vote YES on Medicaid Expansion, Amendment 2, in August 2020!

During his daily press briefing usually dedicated to the state’s pandemic response, Governor Mike Parson announced his decision to place Medicaid expansion on the August 2020 ballot. Advocates led by Healthcare For Missouri, which spearheaded the successful initiative petition campaign, were not surprised by the Governor’s announcement. Nearly 350,000 signatures were gathered, earning Medicaid expansion…

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Angela Fleming Brown appointed to Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council

Angela Fleming Brown appointed to Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council

ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2020 — The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) announced the appointment of Angela Fleming Brown, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health, to one its three independent Appraisal Councils – the Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (Midwest CEPAC). “Each of the independent Appraisal Councils plays a vital role,”…

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City must provide masks if it requires mask, health board chair says

City must provide masks if it requires mask, health board chair says

ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2020 – Buses and some businesses will be able to turn people away for not wearing masks when public health restrictions are lifted on Monday, May 18 in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis.  That means people who can’t afford or find masks will be denied services that they…

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