Among the most the most critical and urgent issues facing our region is the dramatic increase in heroin use, particularly among young people. More than 500 people in our region have died from heroin overdose in the last two years – more than died of prostate cancer and nearly as many that died of breast cancer during this time.
Our Heroin Response program was broadcast live on November 12 at 7 p.m. on Nine PBS. Watch the entire program below:
A Note from Regional Health Commission CEO
Thank you for taking the time to visit this site. We hope it proves useful to you and our community. At the urging of many of our community members, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) has prioritized heroin usage as key health issue for the St. Louis area. As a result, the RHC partnered with Nine Network and other community leaders to bring you this Regional Heroin Response resource hub. Continue Reading