Browse our news stories for mentions of Health Equity Works or the For the Sake of All project in national print, television, and radio news outlets.

Health Equity Works research was featured extensively this past year in the national publication Vice News. Don’t miss:

When Racism Anchors Your Health

Racial Discrimination Can Take 18 Years Off Someone’s Life


December, 2018: Affordable Housing Commission: Report to the Community 2018
Mayor’s Remarks

December, 2018: We Live Here, St. Louis Public Radio
How could you address segregation in St. Louis: Let’s count the ways…

December 12, 2018: St. Louis on the Air, St. Louis Public Radio
Embracing a different approach: How some St. Louis school districts are connecting health, education

December 4, 2018: Vice News, Tonic
When Racism Anchors Your Health

November 21, 2018: FloValley News
Hazelwood District Partners With Health Agencies For School Health Center

November 14, 2018: St. Louis County Community News
Reading, writing, Health care

November 8, 2018: St. Louis American
Hazelwood East, Riverview Gardens open clinics with Christian Hospital Foundation, CareSTL

November 2, 2018: St. Louis Public Radio
New community health clinics bring services to where kids are – inside schools

October 29, 2018: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Two health clinics open in north St. Louis County high schools

October 29, 2018: St. Louis Patch
Riverview Gardens High Opens New School-Based Health Center

October 20, 2018: St. Louis Public Radio
Riverview Gardens High School opening a clinic after 2 years of planning

September 21, 2018: Jefferson City News Tribune
Panel: Missouri has failed the poor

September 6, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: It’s time for tenant organizing in St. Louis

August 24, 2018: Next City
St. Louis Still Needs to Turn Racial Equity Conversations into Action

July 26, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: Bel-Nor should be an inclusive leader in its quest to stabilize homes

July 19, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: Crime-free nuisance ordinances are a public menace

July 12, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: Prohibit and enforce bans on income discrimination

July 5, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: It’s time to dismantle TIFs as a tool of segregation

June 6, 2018: Alive
An Introduction to the Segregation in St. Louis Report

June 28, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: Segregation in St. Louis hurts whites too

June 28, 2018: Brown School, Washington University
For the Sake of All Expands Mission as Health Equity Works

June 22, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: St. Louis needs a Greenlining Fund to undo damage done by redlining

June 21, 2018: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Task force formed to develop St. Louis County affordable housing fund plan


June 20, 2018: St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis County lays foundation for affordable housing trust fund

June 20, 2018: St. Louis Business Journal
Stenger weighs creating affordable housing trust fund

June 12, 2018: Vice News, Tonic
Racial Discrimination Can Take 18 Years Off Someone’s Life

June 7, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: County should criminalize discrimination against Section 8 vouchers

June 2018: STL Nonprofit News
Dismantling the Divide: Jason Purnell and Will Jordan on Collaborations

May 24, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: Preventing evictions and protecting tenants

May 23, 2018: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
U. City has a chance to be an innovator on TIF development

May 17, 2018: St. Louis American
Faith and For the Sake of All Hosting Advocacy Forum on May 22

May 16, 2018: St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis County communities strive to provide affordable housing development

May 15, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: Stadium money should be invested in Affordable Housing Trust Fund

May 10, 2018: Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health
WashU: Focus on Housing to Combat Segregation, Improve Public Health

May 9, 2018: St. Louis American
Imprecise medicine: The crossroads of Delmar and scientific innovation

May 7, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: St. Louis County needs an Affordable Housing Trust Fund

May 7, 2018: KTRS News and Talk Radio 550
Jason Purnell and Chris Krehmeyer discuss Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide on “All Access with Jay Kanzler”

May 7, 2018: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Editorial: Report offers a roadmap to reverse effects of segregated housing and blight across the region

May 1, 2018: St. Louis American
DISMANTLING THE DIVDE: Towards consciously inclusive communities

May 1, 2018: St. Louis American
New report strategizes to ‘dismantle the divide’

May 1, 2018: Washington University in St. Louis
For the Sake of All, community partners unveil new report on segregation in St. Louis

April 26, 2018: St. Louis Public Radio
Fair housing conference panelists focus on reducing evictions in metro St. Louis

April 26, 2018: Missouri Foundation for Health
(Re)Building a Healthy St. Louis

April 26, 2018: KMOX NewsRadio 1120
Detailed Report Highlights Inequalities in St. Louis Housing, Development

April 25, 2018: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
New report offers recommendations to address housing segregation in St. Louis

April 24, 2018: St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis conference ‘celebrates’ 50 years of Fair Housing Act

April 17, 2018: St. Louis Public Radio
50 years later: What kinds of improvements have been made in housing since the Fair Housing Act?

March 22, 2018: St. Louis American brings the data to address disparities

March 20, 2018: St. Louis American
Researching ways to help young people, Jason Q. Purnell of For the Sake of All – through the eyes of a young person

March 13, 2018: St. Louis Business Journal
Commentary: Time to resuscitate St. Louis


December 14, 2017: Rapid City Journal
Speaker urges new mindset on racial inequality

December 14, 2017: Missouri Foundation for Health
Why Isn’t Health a Greater Priority in Missouri?

October 26, 2017: CBS St. Louis
Panel Discusses Ways To Boost Racial Equity In St. Louis

September 30, 2017: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
We already have the blueprint to reform police, courts

September 29, 2017: St. Louis American
White privilege is a chronic condition

September 28, 2017: St. Louis American
Regional Governance Benefits the African American Community

September 28, 2017: St. Louis American
Racism is a sickness: St. Louis and America must overcome a form of madness to heal and be whole

September 27, 2017: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

September 23, 2017: ABC News
Missouri lands at center of racial conflict again

September 20, 2017: Missouri Foundation for Health
The Time for Courageous Leadership is Now

September 19, 2017: CNN
St. Louis protests show the sickness and the cure

September 12, 2017: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Creating healthy habits to close the education gap

September 11, 2017: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Editorial: Students can flourish in healthy environments

September 11, 2017: Huffington Post
We Are All Responsible for Curing Health Inequality In St. Louis

September 6, 2017: St. Louis American
For the Sake of All nets $1.1M grant to work in public schools

September 3, 2017: Philanthropy News Digest
RWJF Awards $1.1 Million for Healthy School Model Initiative

August 31, 2017: Sirius XM News & Issues
Joe Madison w/ Dr. Jason Purnell: ‘For the Sake of All’

August 31, 2017: Fox 2 News
Normandy High School opens healthcare facility on campus

August 31, 2017: St. Louis Business Journal
Commentary: Changing the narrative on leadership

August 29, 2017: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis researchers will use $1.1 million grant to develop a healthy school model

August 28, 2017: Washington University
For the Sake of All receives $1.1 million grant

August 23, 2017: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
School health clinics are growing in number in St. Louis region

August 20, 2017: Washington Examiner
Healthcare bills aim to remedy racial disparities in the shadow of Charlottesville

August 13, 2017: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Messenger: Ferguson, Charlottesville show America’s true colors

August 10, 2017: St. Louis Public Radio
The doctor is in: Normandy High one of three districts with health clinics on site

April 20, 2017: The University News
Race, class and well-being in St. Louis

April 13, 2017: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Messenger: Redraw the boundaries so that St. Louis can go all in

April 9, 2017: KSDK NewsChannel 5
An introduction to Building Bridges

April 6, 2017: Los Angeles Times
Near Ferguson, a nonprofit movie theater proves pop culture can help change a neighborhood narrative

April 3, 2017: The Takeaway on WNYC
Progress Drags in Ferguson

January 3, 2017: Institute for Public Health
Institute Awards Seed Funding to Jason Q. Purnell


December 29, 2016: Washington University in St. Louis
Purnell named ‘Person of the Year’ by St. Louis American

December 29, 2016: The St. Louis American
2016 Person of the Year: Jason Q. Purnell

December 15, 2016: The St. Louis American
Jason Purnell accepts Dr. Corinne Walentik Leadership in Health Award

December 12, 2016: Missouri Foundation for Health
MFH Honors Dr. Jason Purnell with Fourth Annual Walentik Leadership in Health Award

December 9, 2016: The St. Louis American
Parents As Teachers discuss educating disenfranchised communities at national conferenc

December 2, 2016: BJC Today Online
BJC signs on to AHA health disparity pledge

November 11, 2016: The Huffington Post
The Blog: Closing The City’s Growing Wealth Gap

November 10, 2016: The St. Louis American
Closing the city’s growing wealth gap

October 17, 2016: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Parents as Teachers program takes on the lessons of Ferguson

October 14, 2016: U.S. News & World Report
In Ferguson, a Picture of Health Disparities

October 14, 2016: St. Louis Business Journal
Table of Experts: Developing St. Louis’ children into the next generation of leaders

October 9, 2016: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Messenger: Divided nation needs Hillary Clinton to have her Kennedy moment

September 10, 2016: St. Louis Public Radio
Catholics cross ‘Delmar Divide’ to symbolize racial unity

August 12, 2016: Ferguson: America’s Arab Spring
For the Sake of All: Reformers

August 11, 2016: newsworks
Is it possible to ‘treat’ poverty for better health?

August 3, 2016: St. Louis Public Radio
Researchers find 12 year life expectancy gap in north St. Louis County

August 3, 2016: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Life expectancy in St. Louis depends greatly on geography

July 7, 2016 : St. Louis Public Radio
Better models for better health? Give more to those who need more

June 30, 2016: The St. Louis American
Inequity in our region is literally killing our children

June 22, 2016: The St. Louis American
For the Sake of All explores better models for better health

June 16, 2016 : Washington University in St. Louis
After two years, ‘For the Sake of All’ continues to push for action and outcomes

May 26, 2016: St. Louis Public Radio
‘Those aren’t just statistics, they are people’s lives:’ Wash U’s Purnell on ‘For the Sake of All’

April 5, 2016 : St. Louis Post Dispatch
Pathway out of poverty for child care workers

March 31, 2016: The St. Louis American
Emotional well-being: Sake of All Community Forum

March 18, 2016: 5 On Your Side
The effects of segregation on health

March 3, 2016: The St. Louis American
Poverty: bad for your health

February 24, 2016: The St. Louis American
Help put Early Childhood Health and Education on the ballot

February 8, 2016 : St. Louis Post Dispatch
Dr. Jason Purnell Named FOCUS St. Louis 2016 Leadership Award Honoree

January 14, 2016: Washington University in St. Louis
Celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King

January 12, 2016: St. Louis Public Radio
A Saint Louis University professor’s solutions-oriented research on police shootings of black males


December 10, 2015 : St. Louis Post Dispatch
Positive change through Ferguson: We all have a role to play

December 8, 2015: Washington University in St. Louis
WashU Expert: Better health care not enough to address health disparities

December 3, 2015: The St. Louis American
Parking tickets help send kids to college

November 23, 2015 : St. Louis Post Dispatch
Editorial: Babies, a Missouri budget casualty

November 17, 2015: St. Louis Post Dispatch
New Effort urges St. Louis business community to champion investment in early childhood

November 6, 2015: St. Louis Public Radio
Breaking the link between poverty and infant death in St. Louis

September 15, 2015: The Huffington Post
Political EYE: A Comprehensive Master Plan for Addressing Racial Inequality.

September 15, 2015: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Why child development accounts are smart

August 25, 2015: St. Louis Public Radio
The possibility—and pitfalls—of precision medicine

August 21, 2015: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Editorial: America broke its promise to #JamylaBolden

August 17, 2015: Wamu 88.5 npr
A Conversation With Julián Castro, Secretary Of The Department Of Housing And Urban Development

August 5, 2015: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Editorial: The region is awash in black-white disparities, but good efforts are underway

August 2015: Health Affairs
Civil Unrest, Police Use Of Force, And The Public’s Health

July 22, 2015: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Promoting equal access to safe, affordable housing

July 12, 2015: St. Louis Public Radio We Live Here: Health happens where we live; a school shows how

June 29, 2015 : St. Louis Public Radio
We Live Here: Segregation is ‘literally killing us,’ health researcher says

June 23, 2015: The St. Louis American
Hillary Clinton engages in conversation on race at Christ The King

June 16, 2015: St. Louis Public Radio
Alderman hear stark divide over increasing city minimum wage

June 8, 2015: The St. Louis American
Public Policy Research Center at UMSL releases ‘Equity Assessment’ of STL, Income disparity costing region $14B

May 5, 2015: St. Louis Public Radio
‘For the Sake of All’ project urges community action

May 2, 2015: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Arguments against Better Together, regionalism are unconvincing

May 2015: St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
Health Disparities in St. Louis

April 30, 2015: The St. Louis American
Baltimore and Ferguson: A continuing crisis of black leadership

April 17, 2015: St. Louis Public Radio
Economic mobility important for region post-Ferguson

April 2, 2015: The St. Louis American
Wells Fargo invests $100K in ‘For the Sake of All’

March 25, 2015: Washington University in St. Louis
‘For the Sake of All’ project receives $100,000 gift from Wells Fargo

March 18, 2015: The St. Louis American
‘For the Sake of All’ tackles early education

March 5, 2015 : St. Louis Post Dispatch
Wu commits cash to satisfy student demands

February 28, 2015: The St. Louis American
STL County Library partners with Wash U to promote ‘For the Sake of All’

February 26, 2015: The St. Louis American
Ferguson Commission probes the ‘geography of inequality’

February 19, 2015: The St. Louis American
We need young leaders


November 28, 2014: Echoes and Evidence: Nursing History and Health Policy Blog
Ferguson: A tale of health disparities

October 30, 2014: St. Louis Post Dispatch
It’s time to stop studying

October 23, 2014: Saint Louis University
University Hosts High School Students for Hands-On Learning

October 16, 2014: Washington University in St. Louis
‘For the Sake of All’ project kicks off community action series

September 25, 2014: Riverfront Times
St. Louis is Sixth Most Segregated City in America, But Still Better than NYC, Chicago

September 23, 2014: The St. Louis American
Celebrating 20 years of leadership giving

September 15, 2014: The St. Louis American
Deaconess Foundation responds to Ferguson unrest with $100K investment for youth organizing

September 9, 2014: St. Louis Public Radio
Analysis: Ferguson Protests Are About Justice But Also About Health And Economic Disparities

August 31, 2014: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Establish nonprofit system to insure medically needy St. Louisans

August 24, 2014: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Disparities in health and hope

August 22, 2014: The Washington Post
In St. Louis, Delmar Boulevard is the line that divides a city by race and perspective

August 19, 2014: Vox-Express
Map: The racial and economic divide in the St. Louis area

August 17, 2014 : Colorlines Published In St. Louis Area, A Short Distance Can Make A Big Difference

August 15, 2014: Bloomberg
Following the Facts About Ferguson: Monday Round-Up

August 4, 2014: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Zip code better predictor of health than genetic code

July 24, 2014 : St. Louis Post Dispatch
Editorial: If kids do count in Missouri, lawmakers must reverse trends

July 24, 2014: The St. Louis American
‘For the Sake of All’ receives new grant

June 19, 2014: The St. Louis American
Saving the community from within

June 19, 2014: Stay Tuned
Stay Tuned – For the Sake of All

June 13, 2014: Occasional Planet
Not just another study of racial inequality—this one includes real community action

June 12, 2014 : The St. Louis American
Needed: partnerships of vested self-interest

June 10, 2014: St. Louis Public Radio
Discussion: Can ‘For The Sake Of All’ Report Change Policy In St. Louis?

June 5, 2014 : The St. Louis American
Facing the St. Louis challenge

June 5, 2014: The St. Louis American
What data can do for us

June 4, 2014: CBS St. Louis
An interview with Dr. Jason Purnell.

June 3, 2014: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Editorial: Poverty is crushing African-Americans in the St. Louis region

June 2, 2014: Washington University in St. Louis
Landmark study offers solutions to inequality still afflicting St. Louis region

May 30, 2014: St. Louis Public Radio
Will The ‘For The Sake Of All’ Research Stay In The Ivory Towers?

May 30, 2014: St. Louis Public Radio
Report: Racial Health Disparities Affect Everyone In St. Louis, Not Just African Americans

May 30, 2014: The St. Louis American
Release of ‘For the Sake of All’ study leads to call for action

May 30, 2014: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Landmark study on health of African-Americans in St. Louis region released

March 5, 2014: The St. Louis American
Let’s make some history

March 4, 2014: Washington University in St. Louis
Community invited to give feedback on ‘For the Sake of All’ project March 18

February 17, 2014: St. Louis Public Radio
Public Comment Encouraged On ‘For The Sake Of All’ Research

January 29, 2014 : The St. Louis American
A candid discussion with candid leaders

January 16, 2014: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Study calls for everyone’s help to end racial health disparities

January 13, 2014: St. Louis Public Radio
The Past Decade Shows Progress In The Battle Against Chronic Diseases, St. Louis Researchers Say


December 9, 2013: St. Louis Public Radio
Report: Racial Divide Leads To Health Disparity In St. Louis

December 5, 2013: Saint Louis University
Public Health Researchers Assess Chronic Disease in the St. Louis Region

December 5, 2013: Washington University in St. Louis
Assessing chronic disease in the St. Louis region

December 5, 2013 : 5 On Your Side
Study: Chronic disease a concern for African-Americans in St. Louis

December 4, 2013: St. Louis Beacon
Many concerns — and some hope — in health data on blacks in the region

November 13, 2013 : The St. Louis American
Segregation leads to health inequities

November 6, 2013: St. Louis Beacon
Can segregation make you sick? Researchers study effects on health

November 6, 2013: Saint Louis University
Effects of Segregation Negatively Impact Health

November 5, 2013: St. Louis Public Radio
Poor Mental Health Lessens Social And Economic Opportunities For African Americans In St. Louis

October 24, 2013: The St. Louis American
Mental health impacts economic opportunity

October 16, 2013: St. Louis Beacon
Community awareness needed to encourage blacks to embrace mental health services

October 16, 2013: The St. Louis American
Health challenges and high school dropouts

October 16, 2013: Washington University in St. Louis
Mental health conditions negatively affect social and economic opportunity

September 30, 2013: St. Louis Public Radio
Health Issues Root Cause Of Many Dropouts, St. Louis Study Says

September 25, 2013: Washington University in St. Louis
Childhood health linked to high school completion

September 25, 2013: St. Louis Beacon
‘For Sake of All’: Health affects school dropout rate

September 25, 2013: St. Louis Public Radio
Wash U. Study Finds Physical, Mental Health Play ‘Surprising’ Role In High School Dropout Rates

September 18, 2013 : St. Louis Beacon
For the Sake of All: Doing the math on poverty and death

September 12, 2013: The St. Louis American
Education is a health intervention

September 9, 2013: St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis Researchers Connect African-American Health Problems To Poverty, Lack Of Education

September 9, 2013: St. Louis Beacon
The B List: Four fancy-schmancy phrases translated

September 5, 2013: Riverfront Times
St. Louis’ High Black Death Rate: New Research on Poverty, Education Links, Cost of Fatalities

August 28, 2013: 5 On Your Side
Study analyzes well-being of St. Louis African Americans

August 28, 2013: Washington University in St. Louis
Study on health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis releases first policy brief

August 27, 2013: St. Louis Beacon
Reducing poverty and increasing education save lives, money

July 17, 2013: The St. Louis American
Scholars team up to research coordinated regional response to black health

July 16, 2013: St. Louis Beacon
Scholars from WU, SLU focus on disparities among blacks in St. Louis region