Celebrate National Public Health Week 2015, April 6-12

Investing in prevention and public health can make an enormous difference.  During this week, help raise awareness of the critical role that public health and prevention play in keeping individuals and communities healthy.
For each day of National Public Health Week, the American Public Health Association has developed a theme.  DHSS has modified the national themes slightly to fit Missouri. Those themes are listed below, along with things you can do to develop better health habits in your home, workplace and community. To view the national daily activities go to: http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/themes.
Monday, April 6: Raising the Grade. Missouri trails other states in life expectancy and other measures of good health, and this holds true across all ages and income levels. Individuals can take small steps to improve their health and communities can make a big difference by starting the conversation with leaders and community groups to make health the easier, available choice.
Tuesday, April 7: Starting from Zip. Today, your zip code says too much about your health. Across America, there are unacceptable disparities in health by race and ethnic group, state by state and even county by county. The effort to make Missouri a healthier state starts with equity across our communities.
Wednesday, April 8: Building Momentum. Influential leaders, companies and organizations are taking important steps in line with creating a healthier state, just look at recent actions by your local public health department, city/county government and community organizations.
Thursday, April 9: Building Broader Connections. In the work to become a healthier state we can’t do it all on our own. We have to expand our partnerships to collaborate with city planners, education officials, public, private and for-profit organizations, employers – everyone who has an impact on our health.
Friday, April 10: Building on 20 Years of Success. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of National Public Health Week and the accomplishments of the public health community over the last two decades are significant, such as a 25-year improvement in the average lifespan for Americans and a 70 percent reduction in HIV/AIDS-related deaths. During this week, help raise awareness of the critical role that public health and prevention play in keeping individuals and communities healthy.
For more information, contact Lori Buchanan, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services,Lori.Buchanan@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6060.

Join FRCC for the Golden Alert on February 21, 2015

Family Resources and Community Connections is committed to addressing human and social needs for children, families, communities and the under-served; therefore we are supporting the upcoming Golden Alert Event sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in partnership with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) this Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the University of Missouri, St. Louis J.C. Penney Conference Center, 1 University Drive.  Adults and Children are invited.

Guests such as members of the law enforcement executives, local judges,  Urban League officials, lyricist, actress and philanthropist MC Lyte, International Officers of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and more will be present to not only speak and present but help find solutions to the many challenges that is affecting our community.  Join me and the sisters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc at our Town Hall meeting.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  A Reception and Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m., ending at 1 p.m.


Justice Sunday is Approaching, Join Us

SJ12-3-12Justice Sunday will be January 18, 2015. We are observing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrating National Mentoring Month. If you would like to be a mentor 45 minutes to an hour once per week through March 2015, please contact us at +1 314 3977325 or via email at info@frccstl.org, or join us on Justice Sunday.

Family Resources and Community Connections is the St. Louis affiliate of the National Alliance of Faith and Justice, founder of the Pen or Pencil Mentoring program and Justice Sunday. 

The National Alliance of Faith and Justice, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and cooperative agencies such as the National Park Service and Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency all partner for the annual Justice Sunday National Continuum. It places priority upon mentoring and ongoing efforts to change hearts, minds, and improve lives by integrating commemoration with national service. Justice Sunday is symbolic. The words “justice” and “Sunday” are deeply seeded in service, which seeks to protect and further human and civil rights.

FRCC is committed to developing Partnerships and Collaborations with organizations who share a mutual concern in impacting the lives of children, families and communities – A catalyst for change. Interested in working with FRCC? Contact us at +1 314 3977325 or via email at info@frccstl.org.