Here are some resources that explore the challenge of health disparties and access to quality health care in St. Louis and across the country.
A St. Louis Public Radio series examining the history of race in St. Louis.
A St. Louis Beacon series that examines race and culture.
A St. Louis Beacon series that examines health care disparities that persist in our region.
A St. Louis Beacon series that examines class disparities in our region.
Access to health resources in the St. Louis region
New York City to Teens: TXT ME with mental health worries — NPR
NYC Teen text is a pilot program that encourages young peopel to seek mental health assistance through texting. If successful, the program will be expanded and utilized in high schools.
The racial divide in America’s gun deaths — Washington Post
African Americans, particularly black men are dying from gun violence at alarming rates. This is a public health issue.
On Relationships and Public Health — Washington University
Did you know that quality relationships fall under the catergory of public health?
Partnerships to Tackle Breast Cancer Disparities in St. Louis — Washington University
African American women die of breast cancer at a higher rate than white women. Find out what St. Louis is doing about it.
Analysis: Ferguson Protests Are About Justice But Also About Health and Economic Disparities — St. Louis Public Radio
After the unrest in Ferguson, the ongoing racial disparities in the St. Louis region gained global attention, including the effects of socioeconomic disenfranchisement on health. Read why many in Ferguson, and other communities that have fewer resources face greater health challenges.
No More Fergusons: The SPP Approach — Sylvester Brown, The Sweet Potato Project
Socioeconomic disparities among the African American population in St. Louis that are due to the area’s engrained history with race have long plagued the region. Read how one organization is trying to change the dynamic and empower the black community.
Can Segregation Make You Sick?
Living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged community created by segregation poses barriers to access healthcare and resources. One woman has a challenges addressing her health issues because of where she lives.
Discussion: Can 'For The Sake Of All' Report Change Policy In St. Louis? — St. Louis On the Air
Findings of the landmark study "For the Sake" of All can potentially lead to legislative changes that affect socioconomic disparities in St. Louis.
Health Issues Root Cause of Many Dropouts, St. Louis Study Says — St. Louis On the Air
Poor health can lead to students dropping out of school.
St. Louis Researchers Connect African-American Health Problems to Poverty, Lack Of Education — St. Louis Public Radio
Poverty and lack of education lead to poor health, and how fixing this problem is good for everyone.
Study: Racial Discrimination Fuels Obesity in Minority — Black Press USA
Discrimination and being stereotyped due to race can affect a person’s weight.
This is Bill — St. Louis Beacon
A video that examines the effects of not having access to quality and consistent health care.
How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
How the white community can work as allies in the face of institutional and societal racism.
Creative Community Organizing
Legendary community organizer and musician, Si Kahn, provides insights on how to creatively build a more just society.
The Warmth of Other Suns
Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles the Great Migration of African Americans from the south to northern and western cities.