Updated Mask Policy at the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being

Deaconess has continued to closely monitor local and national COVID-19 guidelines. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), widespread uptake of highly effective COVID-19 vaccines, high rates of vaccine- and infection-induced immunity at the population level, and the availability of effective therapeutics have moved the pandemic to a different phase. Using a comprehensive approach to assessing COVID-19 …

April/May Newsletter | The Measure of Public Health

Greetings Deaconess Community, In April we joined millions across the country in recognition of National Public Health Week and Black Maternal Health Week by honoring the legacy and contributions of those who have made and are making strides to improve the health and well-being of our people and communities in the bi-state region. I began the month by celebrating the …

Advocacy Alert | Urgent Sign-on Letter Regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Missouri State Budget: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion The Missouri House of Representatives passed a $45 billion state budget at the end of March that blocks funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and efforts across the state. The harmful impact of anti-diversity, equity, and inclusion language in state law is far and wide. To that end, Deaconess Partner Missouri Budget …

March Newsletter | From Where the Wind Blows

Greetings Deaconess Community, It is my honor to share with you the first of many columns to come that I penned for The St. Louis American. Published earlier this month, Blow, Wind Blow, is also the title of the message my beloved father, Essel Emmanuel Johnson, was most known for preaching. Originally published: March 9, 2023 As I still myself …