Events

Past Events

June 27, 2016 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Community Action Forum: Disease Prevention and Management: Better Models for Better Health

The last in a series of six forums, this event featured a discussion on how the coordination and expansion of disease prevention and management can make St. Louis a healthier place to live. The release of the latest Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit highlighted resources for supporting policies and programs that encourage better health in our communities.

In partnership with Brown School’s Policy Forum and FOCUS St. Louis
With support from the Missouri Foundation for Health and the Center for Social Development


April 7, 2016, Saint Louis Science Center
InvestinEmotional Well-Being headerg in Emotional Well-Being: A Community Action Forum
The fifth in a series of six forums, this event focused on action steps individuals and organizations can take to reduce stigma and explored what an emotionally healthy community looks like in the St. Louis City and County region. It was co-hosted with Alive and Well STL, Behavioral Health Network, and FOCUS St. Louis.

February 19, 2016
Evidence into Action: Next Steps For the Sake of All
Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis
At this event, co-hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Forward Through Ferguson, over 100 stakeholders from multiple sectors convened to develop detailed action plans for For the Sake of All strategies identified at September’s first meetingEight groups assembled to tackle the following charges:

  1. Increase quality of early childhood education and increase knowledge and utilization of existing resources
  2. Increase access and support for Child Development Accounts
  3. Build capacity around coordinated school health model
  4. Establish school-based health clinics in high-need areas
  5. Develop a Regional Data Center to collect, analyze, and share mental health data
  6. Address violence as public health issue
  7. Establish coordinating organization to advocate for development, tax, and zoning policies for inclusive, affordable housing
  8. Address social and economic barriers to health in medical settings

October 15, 2015
Community Action Forum: Investing in Quality Neighborhoods in St. Louis
City Garden Montessori School
The fourth in a series of six forums, this event provided actionable steps for investing in quality neighborhoods for all in St. Louis. An action toolkit and discussion guide on the topic were released.
Guest speakers:
Bob Hansman, Sam Fox School, Washington University in St. Louis; Founder, City Faces
Will Jordan,
 Equal Housing & Opportunity Council (EHOC)
Sandra M. Moore,
Urban Strategies
Stacey Newman,
MO State Representative District #87

In partnership with Brown School’s Clark-Fox Policy Institute and FOCUS St. Louis
With support from the Missouri Foundation for Health and the Center for Social Development

September 30, 2015
Evidence in Action: Next Steps For the Sake of All
Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis
At this event, co-hosted with the Institute for Public Health, more than 60 stakeholders from multiple sectors helped to identify, assess and prioritize strategies around the project’s six recommendation areas: early childhood; economic opportunity; school-based health and youth development; healthy neighborhoods; mental health; and disease prevention and management. 

May 28, 2015
Community Action Forum: Investing in coordinated school health

Regional Arts Commission
The third in a series of six forums, this event focused on actionable steps for investing in coordinated school health for all K-12 students. An action toolkit and discussion guide on the topic were released.

In partnership with Brown School’s Policy Forum and FOCUS St. Louis
With support from the Missouri Foundation for Health and the Center for Social Development

April 20, 2015
Faith and For the Sake of All
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
Faith leaders from the St. Louis community met for a day-long conference to discuss the theological case for supporting the recommendations in the For the Sake of All report. 

In partnership with Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
Funded by Trinity Wall Street. 

March 12, 2015
Community Action Forum: Investing in early childhood development

Parents as Teachers
The second in a series of six forums, this event focused on actionable steps for investing in quality early childhood development for all children.  An action toolkit and discussion guide on the topic were released.

In partnership with Brown School’s Policy Forum and FOCUS St. Louis
Event sponsors: Parents as Teachers and Gateway Center for Giving

October 23, 2014
Community Action Forum: Creating economic opportunity
St. Louis Public Radio, Community Room
The first in a series of six forums, this event focused on actionable steps to create economic opportunity for low-to-moderate income families.  An action toolkit and discussion guide on the topic were released.

In partnership with Brown School’s Policy Forum and FOCUS St. Louis

May 30, 2014
For the Sake of All Community Conference
Missouri History Museum
The final report, “For the Sake of All: A report on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis – And why it matters for everyone,” was released on May 30, 2014 at this Community Conference.  Chanelle Hardy, Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the National Urban League Washington Bureau, gave the keynote address.  Panelists discussed report topics and implications for the St. Louis region.

Photo credit: SID HASTINGS/WUSTL PHOTOS

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March 18, 2014
For the Sake of All Community Feedback Forum
Forest Park Visitor Center
On March 18, 2014, we hosted a Community Feedback Forum, where community members were invited to share their feedback on draft elements of the final report. Over 90 individuals representing a broad cross-section of the community joined us at the Forest Park Visitor & Education Center.

Photo credit: SID HASTINGS/WUSTL PHOTOS