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.

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

Addressing Health Inequities

General Health | 28 March 2013

Medical residents from Barnes-Jewish Hospital are working to reduce health disparities in barbershops and beauty parlors in North St. Louis. Continue Reading

Wellness / Prevention / Essential Benefits

General Health | 28 March 2013

A look at some of the medical ads for supplements and cures for health issues from a 1906 newspaper. Continue Reading


General Health | 28 March 2013

SilverSneakers is a program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. 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.


Brown Sisters Foundation
Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation.

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