Office of Community Care Programs

Access to Care

The Access to Care Program, funded by Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John’s Hospital, works to improve the well-being of patients and communities by delivering innovative, compassionate, patient and family-centered health care, enriched by education, science, and technology.

Asthma Support Program

The Asthma Home Visiting Collaborative, funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), works with community members who are in need of asthma self-management education and a greater understanding of risk factors.

Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program

The Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program works with community members with serious mental illness (SMI) and/or substance use disorder who are interacting with the criminal justice system to improve the health and social outcomes of these individuals.

Cancer Survivorship Lifestyle Change Program

The Comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Lifestyle Change Program, funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and in partnership with Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, supports cancer survivors who have challenges with weight to identify & assist in the management of obesity. After a comprehensive screening, these individuals will be connected to the best fit health and community resources.

Chronic Health Program

The Chronic Health Program, funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), supports community members in addressing the burden of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension by connecting individuals to preventive services and educating on effective chronic disease management.

Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program, funded by Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI), supports community members who are pre-diabetic by educating on best practices and connecting to resources to support healthy lifestyle changes.

Indoor Radon and Whole House Health Education Programs

The Indoor Radon Education and Whole House Health Programs, funded by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, educates community members about the risks associated with environmental contaminants such as radon and how to reduce these contaminants in their homes

Juvenile Redeploy Illinois Program

The Juvenile Redeploy Illinois program, funded by Sangamon County Court Services and the Illinois Department of Human Services, provides community-based treatment alternatives and resources to qualified juvenile offenders and their families in order to reduce the necessity for and incidence of incarceration.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based community health program that provides a free personal nurse to qualifying first-time parents and their families in Sangamon County. Nurses provide client-centered support, information, and resources to parents from pregnancy until the child's second birthday. Nurses work with families to improve maternal health, child development, and economic self-sufficiency.

Oral Health Program

The Oral Health Program, funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), educates community members on effective self-care, health promotion practices, oral pain management and provides oral health and wellness counseling and assists individuals with obtaining and completing referrals to oral health services.

Quincy Public School District #172 Program

The Quincy Public School District #172 Program assists children selected by the Quincy Public School District #172 and their families to improve student school attendance by connecting families to medical and social services.

Survivor Recovery Center

The Survivor Recovery Center works with community members who have experienced trauma to receive assistance with basic needs while also beginning to engage these individuals with healthcare or mental health services to help them recover and heal.

United Way Community Impact Program

The United Way Community Impact Program works with community members, particularly those with severe and persistent mental illness, those struggling with homelessness and addiction, and those residing in neighborhoods with high rates of crime and violence. The Community Impact Program engages individuals, helping them to stabilize, building self-sufficiency, and linking them with existing community programs