IlliniCare Health Awards Dental Grant to Crossing Healthcare

WESTMONT, Illinois, March 7, 2018

IlliniCare Health announced today it has awarded a grant to jumpstart Crossing Healthcare’s dental program. Crossing Healthcare is a federally-qualified health center located in Decatur, Illinois, and serves the surrounding communities in central Illinois.

As a partner in healthcare, IlliniCare Health is committed to improving Illinois residents’ access to healthcare, including preventive dental care. In meeting with Illinois providers, IlliniCare Health learned that there is a significant need in Illinois for appropriate access to dental services — especially in central Illinois, where there is a significant unmet need for dental care in the greater area. The dental grant is an effort to support improved access to these dental services. With this grant, Crossing Healthcare will be able to create general dentistry and oral surgery programs that will serve Macon and surrounding counties.

“This grant reflects IlliniCare Health’s belief in removing barriers that impede people from achieving complete wellness,” said Michael Rashid, CEO for IlliniCare Health. “We’re able to do that by working with local organizations that share a common purpose with IlliniCare Health, such as Crossing Healthcare, to navigate impediments to care in order to enable them to meet the needs of the community.”

“Crossing Healthcare appreciates IlliniCare Health’s understanding that it is important to invest in the communities they serve,” said Tanya Andricks, Crossing Healthcare’s CEO. “By providing this dental grant, they are reaffirming their commitment to improving access to their members and our community.”

About IlliniCare Health

IlliniCare Health provides services under the HealthChoice Illinois plan. IlliniCare Health was one of six plans chosen to participate in the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative in the greater Chicago area, providing coordinated services for those individuals dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. IlliniCare Health also offers plans that target low-income individuals who are seeking affordable, quality health coverage on the Illinois Marketplace.