A Conversation on Community Health - St. Louis

December 12, 2012
St. Louis, MO, Missouri

The Atlantic's Community Health tour, underwritten by GSK, made its second stop in St. Louis today, December 12, where they gathered leaders currently working on the frontlines of community health; doctors, educators, legislators, community leaders, and advocates. The Atlantic hosted Jackie Joyner-Kersee – one of the most famous and decorated U.S. Olympians in Track and Field history – as the subject of our headline interview. Born in East St. Louis, Joyner-Kersee has dedicated much of her life since retiring as an athlete to the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, which works to improve community health in St. Louis's poorest neighborhoods. 


Presented by

Atlantic Live


  • Robert Fruend
    Robert Fruend CEO, St. Louis Regional Health Commission
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee Community Health Advocate and Former Olympic Athlete
  • Joy Krieger
    Joy Krieger Executive Director, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
  • Melba Moore
    Melba Moore Commissioner of Health, City of St. Louis
  • Dr. Jason Purnell
    Dr. Jason Purnell Assistant Professor, Brown School of Social Work and Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis


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