About Us

The Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development (CRHSSD) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) conducts research, needs assessments, demonstration projects, program evaluations, and trainings; tests new models of health care delivery; and develops policy recommendations to improve the health of our rural communities. The purpose of the CRHSSD is to bring together the resources of the University…the faculty, staff, and students…to work as partners with area agencies to address the most pressing health and social service problems of the region.