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Erie Family Health Center Receives $7,500 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to Fund Outreach Efforts
CHICAGO, IL- July 7, 2009- Erie Family Health Center announced today it has been recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois for its success in expanding its Women’s Health Program, and has been awarded a $7,500 grant to continue its important efforts. This will mark the third straight year of funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.
“We are proud to support Erie Family Health Center,” said Clarita Santos, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Director of Community Health Initiatives. “Our mission is to promote the health and wellness of our members and our communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. By supporting organizations like Erie Family Health Center, we are able to reach out to the people most in need.”
Erie is one of the 240 organizations to receive a grant in 2009 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, which focuses its giving in three key areas: health services for the uninsured and underserved, human services and education.
Erie Family Health Center was first established in 1957 as a volunteer clinic by doctors from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. It has been Erie’s mission to ensure that all Chicagoans have access to high quality, culturally sensitive, bilingual health care services — regardless of their ability to pay. Today, Erie serves about 30,000 patients annually at ten sites, including four school-based health centers, a teen health center and two oral health centers. Erie’s mission is to provide accessible, affordable and high quality health care for those in need. We believe health care is a right, not a privilege.