Rural Health Summit Press Releases

The following press releases describe the results of reports released by Southern Illinois University (SIU) Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy, SIU Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health, and the SIU Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development.  These reports describe how rural Illinois has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations on how to build brighter futures for those communities during and following the pandemic.

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Report, Webinar Focus on Impact of COVID-19 and the Rural Opioid Epidemic (November 2021)

Report, Webinar Focuses on Impact of COVID-19 and the Rural Health Workforce (October 2021)

Report, Webinar Focuses on Impact of COVID-19 and Rural Children’s Development (September 2021)

COVID-19 and Rural Nutrition and Fitness in Illinois: Transforming Healthy Communities (August 2021)

Rural Health Summit: COVID-19 and Public Health Systems  (July 2021)

New Recommendations Aim to End Illinois' Rural Mental Health Crisis (May 2021)

COVID-19 and an Aging Rural Population: Policy Recommendations (April 2021)

Report: COVID-19 Widens Disparities in Rural Illinois (March 2021)