Community Focus

The Division of Public Health Sciences makes it a priority to share its disease prevention and health communication research findings with the public. This dedication to community engagement has resulted in several platforms to keep people and communities in the St. Louis region and beyond aware of ways they can stay healthy and prevent disease.

Community Outreach At A Glance

  • What’s your disease risk? Go to the Your Disease Risk website to take a short survey and receive research-based results that outline your personal risk for developing five of the most significant diseases in the United States and get personalized tips for preventing them.
  • Division of Public Health Sciences researchers, public health experts and community activists are coming together to reduce local and regional disparities in cancer education, prevention and treatment. Learn more about the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center’s Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD).
  • The Cancer News In Context blog tackles popular news stories about cancer prevention and screening and leaves readers with a big-picture outlook and important key messages about preventing cancer.
  • In a project through the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, division faculty members are teaming up with Breakfast Club, Inc. in St. Louis to find ways to increase the number of mammograms among women who are rarely or have never been screened for breast cancer. Learn more about this St. Louis Community/University Health Research Partnership.