For the Sake of All http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Public Radio Receives Grant To Spark Discussion On Regional Disparities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-public-radio-receives-grant-spark-discussion-regional-disparities <p>St. Louis Public Radio, in partnership with faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, has received a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to raise awareness of and stimulate discussion around health, education and economic inequities in our region.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:31:24 +0000 Sally Altman 37349 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Public Radio Receives Grant To Spark Discussion On Regional Disparities Discussion: Can 'For The Sake Of All' Report Change Policy In St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-can-sake-all-report-change-policy-st-louis <p></p><p><em>Final Report: For the Sake of All</em></p><p>At the end of May, the <a href="http://forthesakeofall.org/" target="_blank">"For the Sake of All"</a> research team published its <a href="https://forthesakeofall.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/for-the-sake-of-all-report.pdf" target="_blank">final report</a> on the health and well-being of African Americans in the St. Louis region, a multi-disciplinary study led by &nbsp;Jason Purnell, an assistant professor with the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:31:08 +0000 Camille Phillips 36877 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: Can 'For The Sake Of All' Report Change Policy In St. Louis? Will The 'For The Sake Of All' Research Stay In The Ivory Towers? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/will-sake-all-research-stay-ivory-towers <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">After 14 months of preparation, the "For the Sake of All" authors released their final report Friday at the Missouri History Museum.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.15;">Hundreds of St. Louis community members attended the presentation. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University showed how poverty, race, and education can impact health and life expectancy for African Americans in the region.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:42:39 +0000 Jess Jiang 36612 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Will The 'For The Sake Of All' Research Stay In The Ivory Towers? Report: Racial Health Disparities Affect Everyone In St. Louis, Not Just African Americans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-racial-health-disparities-affect-everyone-st-louis-not-just-african-americans <p>If your skin isn’t black, why should you care about the health and well-being of African Americans in the St. Louis region?</p><p>That’s just one of the questions Washington University public health researcher Jason Purnell and his team set out to answer in a project called <em><a href="http://forthesakeofall.org/" target="_blank">For the Sake of All</a>.</em></p><p>Purnell, along with colleagues from Washington University and St. Louis University, assessed racial health disparities&nbsp;in the region and their larger impact over the course of 14 months.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 36580 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Racial Health Disparities Affect Everyone In St. Louis, Not Just African Americans Frank O. Richards, M.D.: A Man Of Firsts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/frank-o-richards-md-man-firsts <p>Dr. Frank Richards, who built a reputation as one of the most proficient surgeons ever to don a mask because of his ability to operate with one hand while holding instruments in the other, died Thursday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“No one could do that but Frank,” said Will Ross, M.D., associate dean for diversity and associate professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. “When he was assistant director of Homer G. Phillips Hospital, he really had to move patients in and out; it was a high-volume operation.”</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:11:04 +0000 Gloria S. Ross 33970 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Frank O. Richards, M.D.: A Man Of Firsts 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><p></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></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 Report: Poor Mental Health Among African Americans In St. Louis Decreases Opportunities For Success http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-poor-mental-health-among-african-americans-st-louis-decreases-opportunities-success <p><em>Third Brief: For the Sake of All</em></p><p></p><p>The third brief of a groundbreaking and interdisciplinary study on African American health in St. Louis examines how mental health affects social and economic opportunities.</p><p>The latest brief in the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-researchers-connect-african-american-health-problems-poverty-lack-education">“For the Sake of All”</a> study asks how we can improve mental health in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:39:14 +0000 Camille Phillips 31183 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Poor Mental Health Among African Americans In St. Louis Decreases Opportunities For Success 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