The St. Louis American was recognized by the Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition for “contributions to maternal and child health through print media,” earning a Standing Up for Mothers and Babies Award for its efforts. The coalition specifically recognized the twice-monthly health supplement. “Your Health Matters,” as providing “culturally appropriate, easily accessible information on health-related issues promoting health literacy and encouraging healthy choices.”
The supplement is reported by AHCJ member Sandra Jordan. Chris King, the St. Louis American‘s editorial director, also is a member of AHCJ and, like Jordan, is a former Midwest Health Journalism Program Fellow.
Furthermore, a story about a search for a match for a bone marrow transplant written by Jordan won second place, Best Health Story in the 2009 Better Newspaper Contest by the National Newspaper Association.