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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.

Summary available from Evidence in Action: Next Steps, Part II

NextStepsSummarythumbnailIn February 2016, For the Sake of All, Forward through Ferguson, the Institute for Public Health, and the BJC Center for Clinical Excellence convened 100 stakeholders for “Evidence in Action: Next Steps For the Sake of All, Part II.” View summary here.

Investing in mental health and substance use awareness, screening, treatment, and surveillance

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The Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit on the recommendation to “invest in mental health and substance use awareness, screening, treatment, and surveillance” have been published.
Click here to access the guide and toolkit.

 

 

 

 

“Financial Health is Public Health”: New book features essay by Jason Purnell

What It's Worth book coverThe essay can be found in What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation, a new book on the financial health of our nation published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Corporation for Enterprise Development.

“In these and many other ways, the inextricable, often stress-laden link between financial well-being and physical and mental health must become the centerpiece of public understanding and public policy. Both our economic health as a nation and the very lives of the American people depend on it,” Purnell writes.

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“Financial Health is Public Health” article

Washington University in St. Louis’s press release about the article

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Investing in quality neighborhoods in St. Louis

The Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit on the recommendation to “invest in quality neighborhoods in St. Louis” have been published.
Click here to access the guide and toolkit.

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