Children’s Health Disparities

Children’s Asthma Program

Asthma is a critical problem in central Illinois. Sangamon County, the home of SIU SOM, is the eighth worst county for asthma hospitalization rates in Illinois. This problem is only magnified when examining our most vulnerable children. The poorest zip code in Sangamon County averages nearly 15 times as many emergency room visits for children with uncontrolled asthma than the wealthiest one.   Read More


Big Data Analysis

SIUSOM serves 66 counties in central and southern Illinois. This service region constitutes over 25,000 square miles and over 2 million people. To better serve the community, SIUSOM must better understand our region, and this starts with better understanding the data and information of our own patients. SIUSOM prides itself on improving our systems of care, and each of our sites routinely participates in quality improvement to improve the way we deliver health care services.  Read More