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Resources by State: Illinois

Distance and Transportation Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Rural Community
Discusses barriers, facilitators, and intervention needs related to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening at the system, provider, and patient levels. Reports on 40 interviews conducted with clinical practitioners and staff in rural Southern Illinois from 2017 to 2018 about assisting patients with navigating barriers. Focuses on issues of transportation, distance, and access in rural areas.
Author(s): Katharine M. N. Lee, Jean Hunleth, Liz Rolf, et al.
Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 14
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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Who Cannot Afford to Pay Medical Bills in the North Central Region?
Reports on survey respondents from the North Central Region who struggled to pay bills within the last 12 months. Provides data by state, health status, income level, employment status, business type, business profitability, household type, marital status, gender, age, and race/ethnicity. Some of the demographic groups are further broken down by rural versus urban location.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Exploring Health Insurance Coverage in the North Central Region at the Intersection of Location, Employment, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
Provides data on health insurance coverage in North Central Region states. Includes rural versus urban coverage comparisons, further broken down by employment type, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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The Living Conditions of Elderly in Nonmetro Illinois and East North Central Division of the Midwest Region
Research brief that provides data on the living conditions for elderly populations in Illinois. Includes statistics and data broken down by metro and nonmetro areas, including demographic information, self-reported ambulatory difficulties, and housing status, accommodations, and quality. Appendix 1 compares changes in elderly population from 2010 to 2020 by metro and nonmetro county.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Marshall Browning Spotlight Video
Profiles Marshall Browning Hospital, a participant in the 2019 cohort of the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program (DRCHSD). Describes how shifting the Marshall Browning Hospital mission statement led to improvements to care coordination and transitional care services.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Illinois Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Illinois in Fiscal Year 2022. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Sparta Community Hospital Spotlight
Describes how the Sparta Community Hospital worked to identify the social determinants of health in its community. Discusses the addition of a mobile clinic to increase access to primary care, address barriers, and advance health equity.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Pinckneyville Community Hospital Spotlight Video
Discusses how the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program helped Pinckneyville Community Hospital improve overall community health and wellness and decrease emergency room admissions by focusing on care coordination and working with community partners, collaborating with a nearby hospital, and addressing the social determinants of health in their community.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Facilitators of Multisector Collaboration for Delivering Cancer Control Interventions in Rural Communities: A Descriptive Qualitative Study
Examines collaborative networks who work to implement cancer prevention strategies in rural areas. Reports on interviews conducted in 2020 with 32 Illinois and Missouri public health and social service agencies who work in rural areas with high poverty and cancer rates. Discusses needs and challenges in cancer control work in rural areas, as identified by interagency networks.
Author(s): Peg Allen, Callie Walsh-Bailey, Jean Hunleth, Bobbi J. Carothers, Ross C. Brownson
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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DRCHSD Spotlight on Franklin Hospital
Describes how Franklin Hospital in Benton, Illinois, implemented best practices from the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program to bring community partners together, listen to the community's needs, and communicate the resources available in the hospital and community.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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