Treating Chronic Pain as a Public Health Crisis

Treating Chronic Pain as a Public Health Crisis

ST. LOUIS, April, 2019 —  The chronic pain crisis is nationally recognized and locally magnified. Although sudden acute physical pain can be a life-saving alert, “chronic pain” is defined as maladaptive prolonged pain exceeding three months. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five U.S….

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The 2018 Access to Care Report is now available!

The 2018 Access to Care Report is now available!

ST. LOUIS, March 21, 2019 —  As part of our mission to improve the health of uninsured citizens in St. Louis City and County, the RHC produces an annual “Access to Care” data book to review community-wide progress toward strengthening the health care safety net system in the region. Download the report to learn more and contact…

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New RHC Report Offers Recommendations to Improve Chronic Pain Prevention and Treatment in the St. Louis Region and State of Missouri

New RHC Report Offers Recommendations to Improve Chronic Pain Prevention and Treatment in the St. Louis Region and State of Missouri

ST. LOUIS, February 2, 2019 – The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) released the Chronic Pain Prevention and Treatment Policy Paper for regional stakeholders as part of its Chronic Pain Initiative, a regional effort to prevent and reduce the impact of chronic pain. The RHC’s policy paper, synthesizing national and local expertise, details four major policy recommendations:…

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