2017 “Marshalling a Public Health Response to Trauma and Traumatic Stress”

Guest Speaker

Georges C. Benjamin, MD
Executive Director of the American Public Health Association, Former Secretary of Health for the State of Maryland

Honoree

Alive and Well STL

Alive and Well STL, founded by the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, is a regional health initiative that tackles the medical and behavioral toll of trauma and toxic stress in the St. Louis community. The research is clear: toxic stress and traumatic experiences are making many of us sick and is a leading cause of poor health outcomes.To become Alive and Well, St. Louis needs informed, supportive communities; service providers who have adopted trauma-informed practices; and trauma-informed mental health services. According to the Alive and Well team, “As we become trauma-informed, we will become increasingly emotionally and physically well, enabling us to be Alive and Well in St. Louis.”

2017 Lecture Photo Gallery

Photo by Lois Ingrum – Artists Media Co-op