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Local health center holds 5k raising funds for the uninsured

By Ashni Gandhi

April 3, 2016

Avicenna Community Health Center, a nonprofit organization protecting uninsured and underinsured, hosted a 5K run raising money Sunday morning. The 150 participants included University students, Champaign-Urbana residents and other supporters of the cause.JTThe center was created in Champaign with the int...

Avicenna provides community health services to uninsured, underinsured

By Abrar Al-Heeti

July 28, 2014

Since its establishment in 2009, Avicenna Community Health Center, located at 819 Bloomington Rd. in Champaign, has been providing health care to uninsured and underinsured members of the community. The clinic provides services ranging from physical exams to nutritional counseling to health screening...

Gender confirmation surgery necessary step toward making University wholly inclusive

March 3, 2014

There has been a lot of recent discussion around the inclusion of gender confirmation surgery (GCS) in the proposed student health insurance plan. While many students require the care that this coverage would provide, and have been working for months to secure this, others have varying levels of res...

Former Illini lineman Jeff Allen fights adversity with compassion

By Vahe Gregorian

December 15, 2013

Precociously enough as a chunky 15-year-old at a University of Illinois camp for linemen, Jeff Allen approached then-Illinois coach Ron Zook and asked, "What will it take to be an Illini?" Zook responded: "Drop 70 or 80 pounds and come back and see me." "It was an 'ah-ha' moment," Allen's mother, La...