SIU School of Medicine

SIU’s School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine are working to incorporate more information about opioid use and abuse into their curriculum.

WSIU/Kevin Boucher

This year, to honor excellence in the field of mental health care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, handed out 26 awards nationwide to highlight exceptional service in the field of mental health care.  Two of those awards went to providers in southern Illinois: The SIU School of Medicine, The Trauma Informed Systems of Care Learning Collaborative, The Children's Medical and Mental Health Resource Network in Anna and the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children.  In this report, we will hear what this means to rural southern Illinois.

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State of Illinois

The state of Illinois is officially filing for a waiver from the federal government to help provide better mental health services to Medicaid recipients.

The waiver would give the state access to two point seven billion dollars in federal Medicaid funds to restructure how the program handles mentally ill patients. Governor Bruce Rauner says the idea is to create a system that focuses on early intervention and prevention.

A five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to get health professionals focusing on population health, and Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine will help lead the training.

Researchers and medical providers will gather this week to talk about cancer, in an attempt to change not just the number of people affected, but also to understand why incidences are different from place to place.

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Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University is out with its list of potential cuts, if Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is passed - and if the budget impasse continues, it could be even worse.

SIU School of Medicine Holds Annual Doll Clinic

Mar 3, 2016
Doll Clinic
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Some SIU School of Medicine students had a chance to give check ups to some unusual patients on Thursday.

They were dolls and stuffed animals.

It’s part of the annual doll clinic held in conjunction with SIU head start.