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Behaviorists on the Move

Carbondale

Jennifer Hammonds was elected to the steering committee of the Illinois Coalition of School Based Health Centers, which strives to improve the physical and mental health of children and adolescents in Illinois by fostering the development, stabilization and expansion of school health centers via provision of leadership, resources, training and technical assistance to enable school health centers to deliver high quality services. ICSBHC also advocates for local, state and national policies and funding to integrate school health centers into health and education systems.

Jennifer Hammonds is a voting member of Partnership for Youth, a community based organization that serves both as the juvenile justice board for Franklin county youth and as a 4013C. Goals of this organization are to promote mental health, emotional wellness, safety, and opportunities to at-risk youth in rural Franklin and Williamson counties via in-school education, parental education and support, a teen job expo, and pro-social community activities targeted at area youth.

Grants

New Presentations

Research

Lisabeth DiLalla, PhD is involved with the following projects:

Sandra Shea, PhD is involved with the following projects:

Decatur

As the behavioral science instructor in Decatur, Dennis Petty meets individually with each resident physician each year. They review recorded patient encounters and discuss effective communication methods. They also review the patient ratings for the resident on four items related to communication with the doctor. Petty reinforces effective communication skills demonstrated with patients and identified by the patient ratings. He also identifies skill(s) to work on improving. Since beginning this process in 2008, the patient ratings for communication with resident physicians in Decatur have steadily improved for five straight years.

Quincy

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Community/Other Activities

New Presentations

Springfield

New Presentations

Grants

The mission of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.

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