On March 16, 2023 the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) and Alive and Well Communities (AWC) announced an affiliation to advance health equity across the State of Missouri and beyond. AWC became a subsidiary of RHC, effective February 24, 2023.

We know that all communities experience harm from trauma, and those exposed to the trauma of racism are at higher risk of unjust health outcomes. This merger allows both the RHC and AWC to implement a statewide strategy of bringing together cross-sector stakeholders and community members around a common goal of building healthy, healed communities. We believe it is possible to facilitate co-creation between impacted community members and our state’s institutions to change the conditions in our state that lead to early death and to facilitate healing from the trauma of injustice.

Get Involved

Regional innovation hubs will bring together community members and systems leaders to do the work of eliminating health disparities. These hubs will be the centerpiece of co-creation and advancing health justice for their communities. If interested, please fill out this form or click below! A formal application will follow at a later time.

“Health Justice” Merger Event Letter From the CEO

Read Angela Brown, RHC CEO’s opening message from the “Health Justice: The Promise of Zero Health Disparities” Merger Event below, or download a PDF version here.


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    L. Vannessa Frazier on September 26, 2023

    Welcome to the Bootheel!

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