HJR 117 Undermines Will of Missouri Voters

HJR 117 Undermines Will of Missouri Voters

ST. LOUIS, February 24, 2022 — Missourians deserve to receive the coverage they voted for in August 2020. House Joint Resolution (HJR) 117 would undermine the will of the voters, threaten Missourians already receiving care with a risk of losing coverage, and jeopardize our opportunity to experience the economic growth and expansion numerous other states…

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RHC CEO and St. Louis Director of Health express concern over COVID-19 response

St. Louis Public Radio quoted information shared by RHC CEO Angela Brown and Commissioner Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis this week during a Washington University virtual panel they helped lead focused on COVID-19 and racial equity. “These communities didn’t even have equal access to masks, and when they did have access, they were priced out of…

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Medicaid Expansion HelpLine for St. Louis City and County

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…

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One Year of the BRIC

One Year of the BRIC

Through trauma-responsive, culturally congruent, and whole person-centered care, over the last year, the Bullet Related Injury Clinic (BRIC) has provided support to nearly 150 patients that have been impacted by violence. As one-half of patients who experience Bullet Related Injury (BRI) are discharged directly from the Emergency Department (ED) to self-care, the BRIC pilot was…

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What You Should Know About COVID-19 Booster Shots

What You Should Know About COVID-19 Booster Shots

As of October 2021, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has stated that the Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines are available for those who are eligible for a booster shot. Continue reading below to find information on eligibility and frequently asked questions about booster shots.  Eligibility To read…

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COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

At the end of October, the FDA authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. Similar to the response in older children and adults, the Pfizer vaccine was found to be about 91% effective at preventing COVID-19 in children 5 through 11. Additionally, prior to authorization, the vaccine’s safety was…

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Message from the CEO – November 2021

Message from the CEO – November 2021

In November, I am trying to make more time for gratefulness. As 2021, comes to a close, I want to celebrate all of our partners who help make the RHC a success.  We are grateful to all our partners who joined us to educate our black and brown communities about Covid-19 through a collective impact…

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