Local health organizations partner to reach most vulnerable during coronavirus crisis

Local health organizations partner to reach most vulnerable during coronavirus crisis

ST. LOUIS, April 14, 2020 – The Regional Health Commission, along with the City of St. Louis Department of Health and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, have joined forces to conduct a unified communication and outreach campaign to reach the most vulnerable and underserved population during the coronavirus pandemic. That campaign, PrepareSTL, will…

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PrepareSTL tires to slow the spread of COVID-19 in high-poverty Zip codes

PrepareSTL tires to slow the spread of COVID-19 in high-poverty Zip codes

ST. LOUIS, April 8, 2020 – Starting the weekend of April 11, canvassers, outfitted in personal protection equipment, are going to high-visibility community hotspots in the St. Louis region, such as grocery and convenience stores, gas stations, laundromats, and check cashing businesses. They are placing posters, sandwich boards and flyers at these locations, warning about…

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RHC COVID-19 Emergency Fund

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) recognizes the burden placed on our health care community to respond to our most vulnerable populations during this crisis. With the board approval of the $300,000 RHC COVID-19 Emergency Fund, the RHC supports the continued access to care for uninsured patients…

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Coronavirus notebook: North city testing site added, $15M in funding committed

Coronavirus notebook: North city testing site added, $15M in funding committed

ST. LOUIS, March 31, 2020 – Another testing site for COVID-19 is ramping up as the coronavirus continues to spread across the St. Louis region. Nonprofit health center operator Affinia Healthcare on Thursday will open an appointment-only COVID-19 testing station at its 1717 Biddle St. location in north St. Louis, supported in part by the St. Louis Regional Health…

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Why chronic pain is a psychological and physical disease

Why chronic pain is a psychological and physical disease

ST. LOUIS, October 10, 2019 – Whether we accidentally stub our toe or touch a hot pan, everyone experiences pain. Most pain resolves quickly as the injury heals, but, in some cases, the pain can last beyond the time of normal healing. Chronic pain, often defined as pain exceeding three months, affects one in five…

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Public Notice to Amend Missouri’s Gateway to Better Health Section 1115 Demonstration Project to Add a Physical Function Improvement Benefit

Public Notice to Amend Missouri’s Gateway to Better Health Section 1115 Demonstration Project to Add a Physical Function Improvement Benefit

ST. LOUIS, September 30, 2019 – The State of Missouri, Department of Social Services (DSS), hereby notifies the public of its intent to amend the Gateway to Better Health Demonstration to add a physical function improvement benefit. A copy of the full amendment request under consideration may be found at http://dss.mo.gov/mhd/. We are providing this notice…

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