Statewide: Taking healthcare to the homeless
On this week's episode, homelessness brings its own health risks. But those in need often have more pressing concerns, like find a place to sleep or their next meal. We talk with the leader of a medical team that brings healthcare to the streets.
And the lack of continued federal funding means most COVID testing programs will begin to charge the uninsured. We discuss the end of "free testing for all." Those stories and more on Statewide.
* Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel talks about the end of COVID support to states what that means for those without insurance.
* Maureen McKinney interviews Heather O'Donnell, senior vice president at Thresholds, one of Illinois' largest providers of mental health and substance abuse care. She talks about the workforce shortage in that field.
* Sean Crawford discusses training and safety of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigators with Betsy Goulet, the the Director of the Alliance Experiential Problem-Based Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield. A DCFS caseworker was fatally stabbed on the job earlier this year in Sangamon County.