Falls are a serious health risk for older adults. The Participation, Environment, and Performance Laboratory works to lessen the risk and incidence of falls, allowing older adults to successfully “age in place” in their own homes.
On December 2, 2014, the Center for Community Health & Partnerships at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis convened a meeting to bring together community groups and university researchers working in HIV/AIDS.
The inaugural Summer Health Career and Engineering Camp took place at Westside Missionary Baptist Church in partnership with Multicultural Educational Programs, Inc., the St. Louis NAACP, and a number of Washington University units.
Specialists are working to improve breast cancer care for African-American women living in North St. Louis City, where death rates from breast cancer are disproportionately high.
A comprehensive, multidisciplinary study titled For the Sake of All focuses on the health and well-being of African-Americans in St. Louis.