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Health Affairs: “Patients Lift Their Voices To Advance Maternal Health”

We are excited to share this Health Affairs article and the work being done through EleVATE, which is a program led and designed by Black mothers, health care professionals, and local community organizations, and coordinated by the St. Louis Integrated Health Network, to offer group-based prenatal care. Deaconess Foundation President & CEO Bethany Johnson-Javois is also...
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August Newsletter | Power in Black Philantrhopy

Deaconess Community, Since 2011, August has been recognized as Black Philanthropy Month (BPM). Established by Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland, this celebration aims to elevate Black giving and funding equity, which is rich with history and tradition. For too long, Black philanthropy has gone largely unnoticed and underappreciated in mainstream philanthropic spaces – but the tide...
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Deaconess Foundation announces the promotion of Constance Harper, Esq. to Vice President of Policy, Advocacy, and Strategic Initiatives

Constance Harper, Esq. (she/her) has been promoted to Vice President of Policy, Advocacy, and Strategic Initiatives at Deaconess Foundation. As the former Director of Advocacy and Freedom Schools, with more than five years at the organization, Harper brings a breadth of experience and learnings into her new role. As Vice President of Policy, Advocacy, and...
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St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund Aims to Invest $800,000 in Community this Fall

The Community Governance Board will disperse the largest sum of grants in the Fund’s history to local Black and Brown-led community initiatives ST. LOUIS, MO (August 22, 2022) – Today, the Community Governance Board (CGB) of the St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund launched the Fund’s third grant cycle with a goal of...
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