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UI Health Collaborates with OSF HealthCare to Improve Health in Under-resourced Communities

two African American researchers looking at data on a computer screen

Through its Community Health Advocacy (CHA) program, UIC Innovation is funding seven new projects which aim to enhance health and wellness and remove barriers to care, particularly for communities that are marginalized or under-resourced. The CHA program encourages collaboration between UIC faculty and clinicians of OSF HealthCare in Peoria, Illinois that will result in innovative solutions to health-related problems in urban communities.

Faculty from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the UIC Colleges of Applied Health Sciences, Public Health, Nursing and Engineering are working on projects to automate seizure detection in community and residential settings, mitigate violence and incivility in communities and in healthcare settings, leverage patient data to address social determinants of health, diagnose migraines via mobile technology, improve cancer screening in underserved high-risk populations, increase community engagement with clinical trials for cancer, and explore use of the metaverse to improve health and increase health equity.