COVID-19: What the Public Health Data & Training Center is reading

As part of its effort to create opportunities to share important public health information with the community, the Public Health Data and Training Center at the Institute for Public Health shares the following articles and books during this period of COVID-19 virus and sheltering at home. Here’s what we’re reading. We hope you find these […]

Next steps in sexual health

Sexual health is now a regional priority for St. Louis, as identified by the regional coalition, St. Louis Partnership for a Healthy Community. Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to increase in St. Louis as well as nationally, while public health funding continues to decline. Missouri’s congenital syphilis rates have increased 218 percent (from […]

Learning more about precision medicine

Written by Anne Trolard, manager for the Public Health Data and Training Center at the Institute for Public Health An article in my inbox on precision medicine caught my eye recently, reminding me I had wanted to learn more about this buzz-word in healthcare. The article, in WUSTL’s The Source, describes precision medicine (PM) as […]

Sexually transmitted infections among adults

Written by Aishwarya Nagar, research assistant and Anne Trolard, manager of the Public Health Data and Training Center, with support from the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging staff at the Institute for Public Health Missouri and the St. Louis region consistently observe rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia that are higher than the national average. […]