EDUCATE & INFORM
Educate yourself and others in the community by reviewing and sharing resources.
- Read the Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit.
- Read the For the Sake of All Brief: Segregation: Divided cities lead to differences in health.
- Read Building a St. Louis Regional Community Development System report prepared by Strengthening St. Louis Neighborhoods Task Force Members.
- Read the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s brief on neighborhoods and health.
- Watch the PBS documentary series: Unnatural Causes: Is inequality making us sick?
- Watch the Stay Tuned episode on neighborhood revitalization in St. Louis.
- Host a viewing in your neighborhood of the Gateway Gauntlet video and then discuss what short-term and long-term goals you have for your neighborhood.
- Listen to the St. Louis Public Radio podcast: We Live Here.
- Learn more about the history of segregation in St. Louis. Research fair housing laws, policies, and programs.
- Explore the One STL plan for regional sustainable development, which includes a variety of strategies for neighborhood improvement and health promotion.
- Learn more about community initiatives to reduce gun violence, including one sponsored by Washington University’s Institute for Public Health.
- Find out how healthy your county is through the County Health Rankings. How does your county compare to others in the State?
Connect through Social Media
Share what you’ve learned with others. This could be as simple as having a discussion with a friend or colleague. Or bring the message to a larger audience, such as hosting a panel discussion or giving a presentation to your neighborhood association. Here are some social media suggestions:
- All people should have the opportunity to live in a quality neighborhood. Find out how you can invest in your community.
- Homicide is the leading cause of death for African Americans ages 15-44, making it a public health issue for our #STL neighborhoods.
- Where we live impacts health, from access to healthy food to services, amenities & clean air to breathe. Invest in #STL neighborhoods.
- 14 STL City & County neighborhoods are considered “racially concentrated areas of poverty.” Explore ways to address this inequity.
- Does your neighborhood help or hinder the health of residents? Explore ways to invest in quality neighborhoods.