African American health http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Public Comment Encouraged On 'For The Sake Of All' Research http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-comment-encouraged-sake-all-research <p>Scholars involved in a five-part study that examines the well-being of African Americans in the St. Louis region will seek public feedback on their research during a forum on March 3 at the Forest Park Visitor Center. The session, from 2 to 5 p.m., is free, but participants must sign up through the <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-the-sake-of-all-community-feedback-forum-registration-10316814871" target="_blank">event registration page</a>.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:04:58 +0000 Robert Joiner 33769 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Comment Encouraged On 'For The Sake Of All' Research The Past Decade Shows Progress In The Battle Against Chronic Diseases, St. Louis Researchers Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/past-decade-shows-progress-battle-against-chronic-diseases-st-louis-researchers-say <p><em>Fifth Brief: For the Sake of All</em></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:31:20 +0000 Camille Phillips 32973 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Past Decade Shows Progress In The Battle Against Chronic Diseases, St. Louis Researchers Say Report: Racial Divide Leads To Health Disparity In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-racial-divide-leads-health-disparity-st-louis <p><em>Fourth Brief: For the Sake of All</em></p><p>In the fourth policy brief from <a href="http://forthesakeofall.org/" target="_blank">For the Sake of All</a>, a collaborative, inter-disciplinary study on the health of African Americans in St. Louis and St. Louis County, researchers focused on the role segregation plays on health in the area. It is titled <a href="http://forthesakeofall.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/policy-brief-4.pdf" target="_blank">"Segregation: Divided Cities Lead to Differences in Health."</a></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:28:49 +0000 Camille Phillips 32085 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Racial Divide Leads To Health Disparity In St. Louis Health Issues Root Cause Of Many Dropouts, St. Louis Study Says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-issues-root-cause-many-dropouts-st-louis-study-says <p><em>Second Brief: For the Sake of All</em></p><p><a href="http://forthesakeofall.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/policy-brief-2.pdf" target="_blank">The second of five briefs</a> from a multi-disciplinary study on African-American health in St. Louis and St. Louis County was released last week. It details how health issues lead African American high schoolers in the region to drop out of school.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:19:35 +0000 Camille Phillips 30292 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Health Issues Root Cause Of Many Dropouts, St. Louis Study Says St. Louis Researchers Connect African-American Health Problems To Poverty, Lack Of Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-researchers-connect-african-american-health-problems-poverty-lack-education <p><em>First Brief: For the Sake of All</em><em> </em></p><p>A disproportionate number of African Americans in St. Louis live in poverty and lack a high school education. African-American St. Louisans also have a higher death rate than white St. Louisans.&nbsp; According to a <a href="http://forthesakeofall.org/" target="_blank">multi-disciplinary study currently under way in St. Louis</a>, there is a connection between the two trends.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:57:31 +0000 Camille Phillips 29757 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Researchers Connect African-American Health Problems To Poverty, Lack Of Education New SLU initiative aims to combat cancer in African Americans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-slu-initiative-aims-combat-cancer-african-americans <p>Saint Louis University is launching a new initiative to try to fight cancer in minorities.</p><p>The SLU Center for Cancer Prevention, Research and Outreach <a href="http://www.slu.edu/914-cancer-center-forum">will work with community organizations</a> to improve cancer outcomes for African Americans living in North St. Louis City and County.</p><p>The initiative will initially focus on breast and prostate cancer.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:38:12 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4540 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New SLU initiative aims to combat cancer in African Americans New project aims to decrease breast cancer deaths in north St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-project-aims-decrease-breast-cancer-deaths-north-st-louis <p>A new project in north St. Louis aims to lower breast cancer death rates for women of color.</p><p>Washington University sociologist <a href="http://gwbweb.wustl.edu/Faculty/FullTime/Pages/SarahGehlert.aspx">Sarah Gehlert</a> says even though nationwide white women are more likely to get breast cancer, black women are about 35 percent more likely to die of the disease.</p><p>She says in St. Louis that number is closer to 60 percent.</p> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 21:44:37 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1652 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New project aims to decrease breast cancer deaths in north St. Louis