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Here are some resources that explore the challenge of health disparties and access to quality health care in St. Louis and across the country.


 St. Louis History in Black and White

A St. Louis Public Radio series examining the history of race in St. Louis.

 Race Frankly

A St. Louis Beacon series that examines race and culture.

 Worlds Apart

A St. Louis Beacon series that examines health care disparities that persist in our region.

 Class: The Great Divide

A St. Louis Beacon series that examines class disparities in our region.


Access to health resources in the St. Louis region

Reading list

  How White People Can Work for Racial Justice — Paul Kivel

How the white community can work as allies in the face of institutional and societal racism.

  Creative Community Organizing — Si Kahn

Legendary community organizer and musician, Si Kahn, provides insights on how to creatively build a more just society.

  The Warmth of Other Suns — Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles the Great Migration of African Americans from the south to northern and western cities.

Missouri Foundation for Health

Funding for this project was provided in part by Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge and funding.

News judgments are made independently by St. Louis Public Radio.