Judge approves settlement in lawsuit over mental health care for the deaf
A federal judge has approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against two Missouri state agencies on behalf of more than a thousand deaf residents.
Plaintiffs in the 2010 lawsuit alleged that the state departments of Mental Health and Social Services failed to provide adequate mental health care for deaf persons in crisis.
The departments were sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
St. Louis City is among the ten least healthy counties in Missouri.
That's according to nationwide county health rankings released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Saint Louis University is hosting a forum on Tuesday about the public health issues facing minorities, in particular African Americans.
A panel of local academics from SLU and Washington University will present their research on topics ranging from maternal health to how segregation affects health literacy.
SLU community health expert Keon Gilbert will talk about the relationship of education to health outcomes in young African American men at risk of dropping out of high school.
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