SLU Community Health VISTA - FT
The Community Health VISTA member will build the capacity of Saint Louis University by developing stronger relationships with organizations and implementing anti-racism programs for campus and community partners in North St. Louis, Missouri. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, the St. Louis community will have stronger organizations and better coordinated engagement efforts in North St. Louis, where the poverty rate is 30% and the life expectancy is 18 years less than neighboring zip codes. In addition, racial disparities in health lead to excess medical costs, lost productivity, as well as economic losses due to premature deaths.
Saint Louis University Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.