Jason Purnell to join BJC Healthcare as VP of Community Health Improvement

[Source: St. Louis American] Jason Purnell will join BJC Healthcare as vice president of community health improvement. In this newly created role, Purnell will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of BJC’s community health programs, ensuring they are responsive to community needs. This role will help accelerate BJC’s focus on eliminating health disparities […]

SCCHD Press Release: MOBILE COVID-19 TEST SITE LOCATION IN O’FALLON ILLINOIS

[Source: Health.Co.St.Clair.IL.US] In cooperation with Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF), Touchette Regional Hospital, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and St. Clair County, the St. Clair County Health Department is excited to announce another Mobile COVID-19 Testing site in O’Fallon Illinois, Tuesday, June 30, 2020.  More Mobile Testing will be announced in the coming weeks. […]

PPE Needs Met by COVID-19 Regional Response Team

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) continues to be an urgent need for social service organizations across the region according to research conducted by the COVID-19 Regional Response Team (C19RRT). A survey of agencies received nearly 400 responses from St. Charles, St.Louis, Madison, and St. Clair counties and the City of St. Louis. Read the full press […]

COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Allocates $625,000 to Coordinated Outreach Effort Targeting Isolated Older Adults and People with Disabilities

[Source: BusinessWire.com] ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With grants totaling $625,000 from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, the COVID-19 Regional Response Team (C19RRT) brought together a network of 14 nonprofits to provide needed services to older adults and people with disabilities who find themselves isolated during the pandemic, officials with the C19RRT and the St. Louis Community Foundation […]