Angela Brown, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC), provided her feedback on the roll-out of Medicaid expansion for Missouri’s Gateway to Better Health patients in a recent article by Kaiser Health News. The article, “A tale of two Medicaid expansions: Oklahoma jumps in while Missouri lags“, was also published online by St….Read More
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…Read More
Read the November 2021 RHC Health Care Happenings Newsletter!
As 2021 comes to a close, the RHC celebrates all of our partners who help make the RHC a success. See more in our recent newsletter! November 2021: RHC Health Care HappeningsRead More
Data Visualization Hackathon
In partnership with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC), Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA) has successfully completed their second annual Data Visualization Hackathon event.Read More
Monoclonal Antibody Therapy to Treat COVID-19
If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for a free treatment called monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy. The therapy, which has been approved for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA, is meant to be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 to prevent hospitalization and complications from the virus. During…Read More
PrepareSTL Shares Lessons Learned During COVID-19
COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people of color, and they are “suffering and dying from COVID-19 at greater rates than the general population.”1 Underserved communities continue to be ignored by population-level health interventions, worsening health disparities. In an effort to reach communities of color in St. Louis, PrepareSTL, a “collaborative, community-led campaign” aims to assist these…Read More
VaccinateSTL launches interactive vaccine finder!
VaccinateSTL launches new vaccination finder! This interactive map allows users to click on providers’ vaccination events and expand details about vaccination events and treatment locations across the St. Louis region. The map includes details about COVID-19 vaccination locations, flu vaccination locations, Monoclonal Antibody Treatment centers, and COVID-19 testing locations. Users can also narrow their search…Read More
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…Read More
New White Paper Available!
Addressing Chronic Pain: Integrating Physical Function Services into Community Health CentersRead More
System of Care and Bold Moves Worldwide Advocate for Youth Mental Health in St. Louis
RHC CEO, Angela Brown, appeared on KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis this week in support of Bold Moves Worldwide, an organization partnering with the St. Louis Region System of Care, to advocate for youth mental heath supports in St. Louis.Read More