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Drug Endangered Children Alliance (DEC)

Community College Pathways to Medicine

Illinois CATCH Onto Health Network

Since 2007, the CRHSSD, as lead agency, in partnership with the Illinois CATCH Onto Health Consortium (ICHC), has facilitated the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) in elementary schools throughout the southern 16 Illinois Delta counties.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally into MRC units dedicated to improving the health and safety of their communities.

Opioid Use Disorder Project/Southern Illinois Behavioral Health Consortium

Since 2014, the CRHSSD has embarked in a collaborative effort with Community Behavioral and Health Association of Illinois (CBHA), Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH), the Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network (HSIDN), and Shawnee Health Service (Southern Illinois Opioid Use Disorder Steering Committee, SIU OUD SC) to host and facilitate a regional “Call for Community Solutions” effort to combat prescription drug/opioid and heroin abuse in the 33 southernmost Illinois counties.

Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

The Illinois Department of Human Services Prescription Monitoring Program received funding from the Centers for Disease Controls Prescription Drug Overdose Prevent for States grant and subcontracted with the CRHSSD to target activities in the 16 southern Illinois Delta Counties.

Resilient Southern Illinois (RSI)

Fostering and building resilience among children is the focus of RSI.

Rural Opioid Prescriber Training Program

SIU School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry received State of Illinois funding to develop and implement a training program for numerous opioid prescribers in the region.

Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship

The Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship (TBBHF) is a highly prestigious program that allows select students in their final year of their Social Work or Rehabilitation graduate degree to learn about trauma informed practice and integrate it in their field work. They spend each Friday learning about the effects of trauma on the brain and body, the latest techniques for treating it, and how to work with clients who have suffered trauma at any point in their lives with experts from the field.

Upward Bound Program


Past Projects

To see what our Rural Health Project Coordinators have collaborated on before, click here.