About Community Initiatives and Complex Care
Established in July 2019, the mission of the Office of Community Initiatives and Complex Care is to remove '"omplex" out of "complex care" and support programs that bring improved access, increase self-sufficiency, and increase healing for all. The office has multiple community-based programs that is housed in the office. All programs utilize motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care concepts to decrease isolation and develop a trusting relationship with residents living in Central and Southern Illinois. Programs include the community health worker programs, Nurse-Family Partnership, trauma informed care services and training, and medical student jhotspotting training. In addition, the team provides consulting to other hospitals, medical clinics, police departments, court systems, and schools to develop population health directed programs. The office is comprised of community health workers, nurses, community health educators, licensed clinical social workers, and educators that, together, provide services across numerous counties in Central and Southern Illinois.
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