General Health

The Nine Network of Public Media, the Regional Health Commission, and other local partners have joined forces to improve health outcomes for people throughout the St. Louis region by providing trusted information and connections to available health services.

Better health outcomes for the people of our region depend on awareness and understanding of pressing health issues and their consequences as well as improved access to health care services for all ages. Our collaborative approach also includes finding solutions to conditions that impact the health environment of our region. The lives of individuals and the welfare of our region depend on our ability to combine our resources and work together as a community on issues as far ranging as addiction, abuse, neglect and homelessness to maternal health, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

Watch Stay Tuned “Cancer” Episode

General Health | 01 April 2015

Casey Nolen hosts this weekly discussion series featuring input from participants via Twitter and Google+ Hangouts. Stay Tuned airs live Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. on Nine PBS.   Continue Reading

Ken Burns’ “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies”

General Health | 26 March 2015

Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin (Pretty Woman, Spider-Man) had wanted to produce a documentary about cancer from the time she had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. In 2010, Ziskin contacted Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, to obtain the film rights. Simultaneously, [...] Continue Reading

St. Louis ConnectCare cuts more than half of its staff

General Health, Medicaid | 29 August 2013

By Jim Doyle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis ConnectCare, one of the area’s leading providers of outpatient specialty medical services for the poor, issued layoff notices Wednesday to more than half of its staff. Continue Reading

Living St. Louis – Medicare “Donut Hole”

General Health | 26 June 2013

Living St. Louis producer Jim Kirchherr profiles the “donut hole” in Medicare Part D prescription coverage.     Continue Reading

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

General Health, Youth Mental Health | 22 May 2013

Mental Health First Aid helps identify signs of mental illnesses & substance use disorders. Continue Reading

Cooking Matters

General Health | 22 May 2013

Cooking Matters, run by Operation Food Search in St. Louis, is a nutritionist-led courses that provide hands-on meal preparation, practical nutrition information, and food budgeting skills. Anne-Marie Berger reports from Long Middle School in South Ct. Louis County. Continue Reading

Our Region’s Health

The Nine Network is working in partnership with organizations across our region to build a healthy community by addressing critical issues and connecting people with the resources and information they need.


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Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation.

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