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Complex Systems, Simple Practices for Designing Meaningful Learning Experiences for Educators

Complex Systems, Simple Practices for Designing Meaningful Learning Experiences for Educators

Educators understand that supporting students’ physical, social, emotional, and cognitive health significantly influences academic outcomes. However, schools often need help identifying how to leverage their resources and infrastructure to deliver and sustain comprehensive school health models. To help close this gap, our team of public health researchers, in partnership with our health and education partners, […]

St. Louis County releases recommendations for creating an Affordable Housing Trust Fund

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and members of the St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Task Force released Recommendations for Establishment of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund in St. Louis County. Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTFs) receive dedicated sources of public funding to support the preservation and production of affordable housing and increase […]

Meet the St. Louis Board of Aldermen presidential candidates

Health Equity Works and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis are among numerous sponsors of a live online candidate forum Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. held in advance of the March primary to elect a president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. There are three Democratic challengers vying […]

St. Louis: A hub for building healthier schools for learning

  How does a truly healthy school for students and staff look, feel, and function? How do you build systems that naturally incorporate physical and emotional wellness into learning? What types of conversations motivate people in different roles in a school community to understand that health is an important part of educational success? Some of […]

Three New School-Based Health Centers Open for Area Students

Health Equity Works is delighted to report the grand openings of three new school-based health centers in St. Louis area schools. On Oct. 27, both Riverview Gardens and Hazelwood East high schools held festive ribbon cuttings for the new health centers. The events were attended by collaborative partners, community leaders, elected officials, staff, and students. […]

Express Scripts awards $350,000 to the new Show-Me School-Based Health Alliance

The funds will help the emerging Missouri organization build infrastructure to support and expand high-performing health centers in schools statewide Health Equity Works (formerly For the Sake of All) is pleased to announce a $350,000 grant award from Express Scripts to help build statewide infrastructure for the new Show-Me School-Based Health Alliance of Missouri (SMSBHA-Missouri). […]

Introducing Health Equity Works

We have some very exciting news to share about the future of our work. Our team has spent several months taking stock of what we are best positioned to do in the world. It has been an immeasurably valuable exercise that led to the transition we are beginning today from For the Sake of All […]

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger creates affordable housing task force, cites Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide

Today, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger signed an executive order creating a task force to begin the process of building an Affordable Housing Trust Fund for the county. Stenger announced the news at a press conference at the St. Louis County Health Department before the first meeting of the task force. The 18-member group […]

Embracing consciously inclusive communities makes economic sense: A look at recent publications

This week, For the Sake of All Director Dr. Jason Purnell argued in an editorial in the St. Louis American that we continue to live in a deeply segregated America that has not met the great expectations envisioned in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech delivered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Dr. Purnell […]