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Alive and Well St. Louis

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What Does it Mean to You to be Alive and Well in St. Louis Today?

Join Bethany as she interviews community members and health experts to ask that question and more! The RHC, in partnership with RareGem Productions, hosts a weekly 15-minute radio segment bringing you personal stories from community members, celebrating regional successes in improving our health, and challenges you to make health a priority in your life and community. After a successful first season reaching overly 10,000 weekly listeners, the RHC is excited to announce the extension of the program into a second season into 2014!

About the Host

As CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network, Ms. Johnson-Javois leads a $2 million non-profit that serves the region’s safety net health care providers and the local community to promote the mission of providing quality, affordable, accessible care to all with an emphasis on serving the underserved. Bethany serves on the board of trustees for the Deaconess Foundation and served as vice-chair of Non-Profit Services Center.  As a licensed Evangelist Missionary in the Churches of God in Christ, she is a noted motivational speaker, trainer, and facilitator around spiritual development, leadership and youth capacity building. Among her academic achievements, Bethany was a Danforth Urban Fellow at Washington University School of Social Work and secured a fellowship in the Missouri Education Policy Fellowship Program.  Bethany has a BS in International Business Management from Missouri State University and a Masters in Social Work from Brown School at Washington University.

Alive and Well STL Ambassadors in Healthcare

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Alive and Well STL Ambassadors in Healthcare

Person-centered care is a shift in the way of thinking and doing things in healthcare that sees the patients as partners to make sure the services meet their needs. Add in a trauma-informed and trained staff and the possibilities are outstanding.

AMBASSADORS OF ALIVE AND WELL STL

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AMBASSADORS OF ALIVE AND WELL STL

Alive and Well STL is recruiting ambassadors to serve as experts in, and liaisons to, the community to further communicate the message of Alive and Well STL. Robert and Elle signed on and have been making an impact. The reward is more than a sense of community pride and giving, their lives have been influenced in ways that are immeasurable.

The Toxic Stress, Toxic Thoughts and the Toxic World of American Teens

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The Toxic Stress, Toxic Thoughts and the Toxic World of American Teens

Alive and Well STL enters the complicated world and minds of our teens with call-in talk show host Sean Mulroney. Through his tumultuous and challenging childhood he became an advocate and place of comfort to thousands of American teens.

ALIVE AND WELL IS A MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND COMMUNITY CONNECTION. MEET EVELYN AND GLADYS.

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ALIVE AND WELL IS A MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND COMMUNITY CONNECTION. MEET EVELYN AND GLADYS.

Meet Evelyn and Gladys. Doctors, friends and wellness advocates. They come to the conversation with decades of experience, involvement and commitment. They found a renewed connection to Alive and Well through realizing the Mind, Body, Spirit and Community relationship.

Sometimes you gotta fight to be Alive and Well: Meet Montrice Williams

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Sometimes you gotta fight to be Alive and Well: Meet Montrice Williams

Be inspired, encouraged and influenced by Montrice to carve out Alive and Well for yourself.

Help, Love and Support for the Caregivers

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Help, Love and Support for the Caregivers

Producer, Jade Harrell with Lisa Baron, Founder and Executive Director and Jill Cigliana, Program Director of Memory Care Home Solutions with Chuck Jahneke, volunteer and board member.

Leadership from Public Health Share Truth, Hope and Opportunity for Community Wellness

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Leadership from Public Health Share Truth, Hope and Opportunity for Community Wellness

A frank and powerful conversation that reveals the challenges, the politics, the misconceptions and the opportunities that exist for the newest leads to public health. Hear how they are taking it on with strength and in stride to ensure a healthy region.

Mary Beth and Jennie for the mothers and babies they serve

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Mary Beth and Jennie for the mothers and babies they serve

Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns is a funded program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) that aims to improve prenatal care, health care delivery, and pregnancy outcomes for pregnant women and their families.

Alive and Well with St. Louis American Dr. Donald M. Suggs

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Alive and Well with St. Louis American Dr. Donald M. Suggs

Bethany Johnson-Javois with St. Louis American publisher and executive editor, Dr. Donald M. Suggs.

Bridging Faith to Mental Wellness

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Bridging Faith to Mental Wellness

Producer, Jade Harrell sitting in for Bethany in the studio with Reverend Rice, Pastor of New Horizon Christian Church and founding member of the Bridges to Care and Recovery program, along with Rose Jackson-Beavers, Community Connector Project Manager for Bridges. So much of what we talk about with Alive and Well shows us how important faith communities are to our community’s well being.

AWSTL Ambassadors in the Classroom

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AWSTL Ambassadors in the Classroom

As occupational therapists, Denise and Carrie have years of formal training and experience with children and trauma. They signed on to be ambassadors with Alive and Well STL and found that the training not only complimented their existing body of knowledge but positively impacts their work in the classroom--with students, teachers as well as parents.

Toxic Stress and Chronic Disease with Ms. Anonymous

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Toxic Stress and Chronic Disease with Ms. Anonymous

According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, a chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more.

Joni Overcame Self-Mutilation, State Hospital and Near Death to Be Alive and Well

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Joni Overcame Self-Mutilation, State Hospital and Near Death to Be Alive and Well

Meet Joni. After spending 20 years in the state hospital, she overcame the control that the voices in her head seemed to have over her. She nearly died trying to punish herself through self-mutilation. With help, treatment, support from friends, prayer and determination, Joni was able to find hope.

LIVING ALIVE AND WELL THROUGH YOUR SENSES. MEET RONALD.

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LIVING ALIVE AND WELL THROUGH YOUR SENSES. MEET RONALD.

Meet Ronald. In the prime of his life lost his eyesight in an unsuspecting accident on a basketball court. His story of resilience and determination helps us find pathways to Alive and Well when it may seem out of view. His message for us is powerful to stay true to who you are at your core and never give up.

REPRIEVE! A Spiritual Wellness Oasis for Women

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REPRIEVE! A Spiritual Wellness Oasis for Women

Jade Harrell with Culeta Hendricks, the founder and president of Reprieve: A Spiritual Wellness Center for Women. Reprieve is a newly established non-profit organization that seeks to provide women of all walks of life a spiritual haven where they can escape their day-to-day stresses and demands.

Dr. Donald M. Suggs, St. Louis American - part 2

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Dr. Donald M. Suggs, St. Louis American - part 2

Bethany continues intimate conversation with St. Louis American publisher and editor, Dr. Donald M. Suggs (part 2 of 2)

Dr. Donald M. Suggs, St. Louis American - part 1

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Dr. Donald M. Suggs, St. Louis American - part 1

Bethany with St. Louis American publisher and editor, Dr. Donald M. Suggs (part 1 of 2)

AWSTL CONTRAST-20 YEAR OLD REGGIE and 11 YEAR OLD NADIA

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AWSTL CONTRAST-20 YEAR OLD REGGIE and 11 YEAR OLD NADIA

20 yo REGGIE and 11 yo NADIA hold vastly different AWSTL perspectives. Both feel the toxicity of racism.

Project Launch

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Project Launch

Jade Harrell with Sam Blue, Community Engagement Specialist for the Vision for Children at Risk through Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) in St. Louis.

Law Enforcement, Intervention and Compassion

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Law Enforcement, Intervention and Compassion

Producer Jade Harrell (sitting in for Bethany Johnson-Javois) with Pat McGonigle, anchor for KSDK Channel 5 and Sergeant Sally Panzer from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Through their work, as well as their life experiences, they have a unique perspective on what our region needs to become Alive and Well.

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