Office of Community Care


Welcome to the Office of Community Care. Our team is led by experienced and compassionate community health workers, community health educators, nurses and licensed clinical social workers. We’re trained in evidence-based techniques like motivational interviewing and trauma-informed care to help us develop trusting relationships with our neighbors throughout central and southern Illinois. We offer a range of exclusive and research-informed programs designed to create community health workers of the future while also promoting better health for our patients in real time. We seek to engage patients and improve outcomes for people affected by complex medical, psychological and social needs.

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Better Days Ahead

Community health worker programs are improving lives in Illinois neighborhoods

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Kruse & Durbin in Lincoln

Durbin releases plan to address health care workforce shortages in rural Illinois

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin held a news conference with Illinois health care leaders Monday, May 22, to release his “Roadmap to Grow Illinois’ Rural Health Workforce.” The partnership with hospitals, community health centers, medical and nursing schools, community colleges, dentists, physicians, and nurses will organize efforts and provide new funding to address health care workforce shortages and staffing crises in rural Illinois.
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Nominations sought for new community engagement award

AWIMS is seeking nominations for its first-ever Colors of Health Community Engagement Award. The recipient will be honored during the fashion show June 2 in Springfield.
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Nurses available to first-time parents in Sangamon County

SIU Medicine is offering personal nurses to qualifying families through the Nurse-Family Partnership of Sangamon County.