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, […]

Educators Can Take These Five Steps Toward Better Communication During COVID and Beyond

“A child who can’t see, can’t hear, can’t breathe, hasn’t slept, has been traumatized, or doesn’t know where they are going to sleep at night does not have the opportunity to learn, unless we help them first—none of us would. So before we get to reading, writing, and arithmetic, we have to get to these […]

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). […]

A shiny bite of hope: Partners celebrate a new health center at Normandy High School

For the Sake of All doesn’t usually get the time to truly celebrate the positive work happening among our partners in the St. Louis region to solve health inequity. But the morning of Thursday, Aug. 31st was a tremendous exception. Nearly 100 people attended a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the recent opening of Affinia Healthcare at Normandy High […]

Ferguson: America’s Arab Spring

Social Media and the Civil Rights Movement The Gateway Journalism Review Ferguson Special Report features stories that highlight the impact following the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, nearly 2 years ago. The report portrays the role that history, social media, and reform have played in our region. Ultimately, it “tells the […]