Accessible, quality care for the region

In recent weeks, questions related to access to health care in central Illinois have become loud and pronounced. News stories, legislative hearings, personal testimony and inaccurate information have all contributed to confusion and disagreement about the availability and quality of care in the region.
Students

Student groups bond over adversities, diversity

In the days following the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in spring 2020, protests erupted across the United States. Though a pandemic made gatherings more difficult
Julio and Walter at COVID test site

Learning the language of trust

Julio Barrenzuela is adept at overcoming cultural barriers. Now, in the midst of a pandemic, he holds hope that an SIU outreach program can improve the health of Springfield’s Latino and undocumented
John Mellinger

Leading in turbulent times

In her book Leadership in Turbulent Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin recounts the life stories and presidential journeys of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. A major
Logan Correctional Facility

Corrections, SIU Medicine partner to improve health care behind bars

Better Care Behind Bars Corrections, SIU Medicine partner to improve health care delivery in state facilities More than 76,000 Illinoisans live behind bars, and nearly 41,000 of those individuals call
Community Health

Better Days Ahead

Community health worker programs are improving lives in Illinois neighborhoods On a gray February afternoon, Tami Langford is interviewing a new client in a busy office space at the Third Presbyterian
Patient Pulse Nurse

SIU Medicine Launches Nurse-Family Partnership in Sangamon County

Home visits help first-time, low income moms and families achieve success