School Based Health Center Receives $104,701 Grant

School Based Health Center Receives $104,701 Grant


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Community Foundation of Northern Illinois presents $104,701 check for the Crusader School Based Health Center. Pictured (l to r) are: Brenten Witherby, Jim Millikin, President, Crusader Foundation Board, Chris Janke, Jon Bates, & James Patterson.

Crusader Community Health received a first year grant of $104,701, from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). The grant is made possible through the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund to support a School Based Health Center (SBHC) at Auburn High School. The program is in partnership with Rockford Public Schools (RPS), Rosecrance and Primary Eye Care. Crusader Community Health plans to open the SBHC in August 2014. It will provide medical, dental, behavioral and optical services to the more than 3,000 students attending schools in the neighborhood.

This gift will be used to support the cost of equipping the medical and dental exam rooms of the School Based Health Center (SBHC) at the new Auburn High School field house. It will support the salary of a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. The grant allows for consideration of a second year funding to support the project.

“The SBHC project is a collaboration of many dedicated area service providers who are committed to prevent or minimize health problems so each child is given the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. It is a unique tool in the fight to prevent poor outcomes in both health and education, especially among vulnerable populations.” noted Gordon Eggers, President and CEO, Crusader Community Health.

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is the area’s largest provider of grants and scholarships. Celebrating 60 years of philanthropy, the Foundation’s mission is to attract, grow, and preserve an endowment for the needs of Northern Illinois.

Crusader Community Health is a community based, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to serve the Rock River Valley area with quality, primary health care for people in need. Services are available on an affordable sliding discount basis. Crusader Community Health has four locations: Crusader Community Health on West State Street, 1200 W. State Street, Crusader Community Health on Broadway-Uram Building, Broadway & 7th, Crusader Community Health Belvidere, 1050 Logan Avenue, Belvidere and Crusader Community Health Loves Park, 6115 N. Second Street, Loves Park.

Click on the link below to see the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois February 2014 Newsletter.

CFNIL February 2014 Newsletter