Surgeon General advisories

The Surgeon General advisory Suggested Caption: 🚨 Did you know? The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has declared gun violence a national health crisis and is pushing for warning labels on social media platforms. Let’s spread awareness! #iHeardSTL #PublicHealth #SocialMedia #GunViolence #StayInformed #SurgeonGeneral 8 ways to reduce gun violence Suggested Caption: #DidYouKnow the U.S. […]

Wastewater Monitoring

What is wastewater monitoring? Suggested Caption: Wastewater monitoring helps find infectious disease outbreaks. 🦠✅ When people have infections, virus and bacteria fragments enter the sewer system. Before treatment, samples are taken and tested in labs to find disease spread in a community. 🔍🌍 #iHeardSTL #WastewaterMonitoring #CommunityHealth Wastewater monitoring support Suggested Caption: 82% of respondents supported […]

Top Health Concerns in St. Louis

Weekly alert: Top health concern in St. Louis is gun violence Suggested Caption: iHeard asked St. Louis adults what they considered the biggest and second biggest health problem facing St. Louis. By a landslide margin, most people named gun violence the area’s biggest health problem. Other notable problems include mental health, healthcare access and cost, […]

AI & Healthcare

Weekly alert: AI in healthcare Suggested Caption: When it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, St. Louis adults report limited understanding. Only 8% of our panel reported a strong grasp of AI concepts.Most respondents indicated they understood AI only “somewhat well” (61%) or admitted to knowing it “not well at all” (30%). AI’s potential […]

Youth Tobacco Use

Weekly alert: 78% of St. Louisans believe protecting children’s health should come before business. Suggested Caption: According to our survey, nearly 8 in 10 (78%) St. Louisans believe protecting children’s health should come before business. On May 16, St. Louis County Council’s reversed a rule prohibiting tobacco sales within 1000 feet of school property. St. […]

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Weekly alert: COVID-19 public health emergency expiration Suggested Caption: St. Louis residents are still hearing about the Public Health Emergency ending in May. In mid-February, when this item first appeared on our survey, 43% of STL adults had heard it. Exposure to this information has steadily remained high over these 2+ months. Is there anything […]