SIU School of Medicine Office of Community Health and Service

Southern Illinois University School Community Service

Dr. Beth Fuller presentation Carthage Memorial Hospital fitness walking path Dennis Howard, Graduate Assistant; Dottie Miles, Program Assistant; and Dennis Presley, RMTN Project Coordinator Havana Regional Office Open House

Welcome to the web pages of the Office of Community Health and Service of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The Office was created in 2013, in response to a change in the mission of the School of Medicine to add “service to the community” as a fourth important function, in addition to education, research and patient care. The Office is dedicated to improving health and health care for the people in our community, which comprises the 66 Central and Southern Illinois counties covering more than 25,000 square miles and over two million people. We handle a broad range of community health, professional education, and health care outreach activities for the people in this area through the work of four units:



To learn more about the health of the region, visit our information source page which contains links to a variety of health information resources.

"Get Fit 'n' Healthy". SIU School of Medicine's Employee Wellness Program.

"Our mission is to realize the SIU School of Medicine’s commitment to service to the community by cultivating relationships with and among the communities we serve and working with them to improve the health and health care outcomes of people in the region."


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