For the Sake of All is a multi-disciplinary project on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis. The first phase of the project culminated in May, 2014 with the release of a final report at a community conference. The second phase will focus on engagement of the community, business leaders, and policy makers in order to mobilize support for implementation of recommendations made in the initial phase of the work. The recommendations are 1) investing in quality early childhood development, 2) creating economic opportunities for low-to-moderate income families, 3) investing in coordinated school health, 4) investing in mental health awareness, access, and surveillance, 5) investing in health-promoting neighborhoods, 6) enhance chronic and infectious disease prevention and management.

Report Presented to Hillary Clinton at Community Meeting in Florissant

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On June 23, 2015, Principal Investigator Jason Purnell presented For the Sake of All research to Hillary Clinton on a panel at a community meeting in Florissant, MO. The panel, held in Christ the King United Church of Christ, discussed the current state of early education, child welfare and racial disparities in health care, jobs programs, and other social programs.

CSPAN Hillary video clip

Investing in coordinated school health

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The Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit on the recommendation to “invest in coordinated school health for all students” has been published.
Click here to access the guide and toolkit.

Investing in quality early childhood development for all children

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The Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit on the recommendation to “invest in quality early childhood development for all children” has been published.  Click here to access the guide and toolkit.

 

 

 

Youth Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit on creating economic opportunity

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The youth Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit on the recommendation to “Help low-to-moderate income families create economic opportunities” has been published.  Click here to access the guide and toolkit.

Creating economic opportunity for low-to-moderate income families

DG thumbnailThe Community Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit on the recommendation to “Help low-to-moderate income families create economic opportunities” has been published.  Click here to access the guide and toolkit.

Two Lives of Jasmine – A simplified story of a girl told from the perspectives of two different starting points in life

The video below describes how the life and health outcomes of a little girl we’re calling “Jasmine” can be dramatically different based on the circumstances into which she is born.  Although there are multiple opportunities for Jasmine to make choices about her life, these choices are shaped by her starting point in life and the resources available to her.

Video by the Nine Network
Content by For the Sake of All
Graphics by jager boston