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The Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network (HSIDN) is a grassroots effort established to build consensus around the health needs of residents in southernmost Illinois.
The Network brings together local health departments, area health centers, hospitals and others interested in improving the health of their communities. Members work together to support healthy communities in the lower sixteen counties in Illinois.
HSIDN members include Southern Illinois Healthcare, the Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development and the area’s seven health departments covering a sixteen county region. Regional efforts are coordinated by the steering committee and implemented at the local level through healthy community coalitions. Coalition members and action teams engage their own communities to conduct activities and advance the overall mission of the HSIDN.
The Network has grown into a strong collaborative effort of community organizations successfully leveraging resources to improve health in the Illinois delta region. The success of the network is a direct result of the regional planning approach supported by active engagement of those representatives interested in improving the health of their communities. This collective effort is supported and facilitated by Southern Illinois Healthcare, a non-profit hospital system with the support of SIU School of Medicine.
For more information, please click here: HSIDN Fact Sheet.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH - April 2019
ILLINOIS — Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since its first presidential proclamation in 1983. (read more)
Southern Illinois food pantries band together to share ideas and lend support
THOMPSONVILLE — In 2004, a small church in Thompsonville began offering food one day a month to damilies in need in Franklin County. The first month, about three families . . . (read more)
January 11 is "Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day."
CARTERVILLE — Newsradio WJPF personality Tom Miller interviews HSIDN members Greg Smith from SIH and Michelle McLernon from the Jackson County Health Department. (read more & listen)
HSAT is a big "FAN" of The Salvation Army. Helping seniors needing a cool breeze!
MARION — The Healthy Seniors Action Team has provided much needed relief for area Seniors with a large donation of fans to The Salvation Army's Summer Fan Program. (read more)
Diabetes Alert Day: Local organizations screen for diabetes in Marion
MARION — The HUB Recreation Center, Diabetes Today Resource Team and Franklin-Williamson Healthy Communities Coalition hosted a free diabetes screening event for Diabetes Alert Day from 7:30 to 11 am Tuesday. (read more)
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