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RHC in the Media

  • Angela Fleming Brown appointed to Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council
    ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2020 — The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) announced the appointment of Angela Fleming Brown, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health, to one its three independent Appraisal Councils – the Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (Midwest CEPAC). “Each of the independent Appraisal Councils plays a vital role,”…
  • Local foundation giving $2.2 million worth of grants to black-led organizations
    ST. LOUIS, April 29, 2020 – African Americans are some of the hardest hit by COVID-19 in St. Louis and one person is offering millions worth of grants to those who are making a difference in the community.  So many people are pinching pennies and trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents. People are…
  • Deaconess funding black-led COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts
    ST. LOUIS, April 24, 2020 – “When black people are dying, black people should be in charge of the healing process for what is killing them,” Rev. Starsky Wilson, president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation, told The St. Louis American. “I thought, ‘I’ve got to say something.’” Knowing that money talks, and speaking as the leader of…
  • PrepareSTL: some visual reminders about how we can save lives
    ST. LOUIS, April 20, 2020 – Physicians and health care leaders from BJC HealthCare, Mercy, SSM Health and St. Luke’s Hospital and our academic medical institutions, Saint Louis University and Washington University Schools of Medicine, are partnering to help the St. Louis region through the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic…
  • 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…
  • New publicity effort on coronavirus aims at black residents in St. Louis, St. Louis County
    ST. LOUIS, April 9, 2020 – Beginning Saturday, canvassers in masks and gloves will hand out flyers and put up posters with the stay home/social distancing message at more than 300 gas stations, convenience stores and other high-visibility spots in black-majority areas of St. Louis and north St. Louis County. It’s part of Prepare STL,…
  • ‘It’s about social inequities’ | Data shows African Americans are more impacted by COVID-19 in the St. Louis area
    ST. LOUIS, April 9, 2020 – More areas are beginning to release racial data when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the St. Louis area, the virus appears to be affecting African Americans more than any other race, according to most recent available data. As of April 9, all 13 COVID-19 deaths in the…
  • COVID-19 Regional Response Team Forms to Meet Social Needs: Coordinated team to focus efforts on region’s most vulnerable populations
    ST. LOUIS, April 8, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health challenge unlike anything we have faced in over a century. As with prior crises, it is the most vulnerable who stand to suffer and lose the most. Already stretched social service providers are working hard to respond to a new reality that…
  • St. Louis area leaders, groups come together to form centralized COVID-19 response team
    ST. LOUIS, April 8, 2020 – Leaders and organizations in St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Madison County and St. Clair County have come together to form a regional team to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Regional Response team will build on the knowledge and experience of established organizations and form…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Regional Health Commission Names Angela Fleming Brown as Chief Executive Officer
    ST. LOUIS, February 6, 2020 —  Cheryl D. S. Walker, Chair of the Saint Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC), announced today that Angela Fleming Brown has been selected to lead the organization as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Brown was selected following an extensive, nationwide search.

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