Local Community Health Network Wins Grant

Local Community Health Network Wins Grant

A network that has provided over 2,000 people with financial assistance, spiritual support, healthcare and other social services in the Danville area is getting some help.  The John P Cadle Foundation has awarded the Central Illinois Community Health Network a $10-thousand dollar grant.

The grant will provide full funding for the database used to help reduce crime, poverty and child neglect in Vermilion County, according to Love INC of Vermilion County Executive Director Michael Rohall.  ”We are thankful for the diverse partners that collaborated with our ministry to make this possible,” said Rohall. ”Representatives from OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center and University of Illinois Extension made significant contributions to the proposal.”

OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center of Danville spearheaded the development of the Central Illinois Community Health Network.

The database helps social service agencies, churches and nonprofits in Vermilion and Champaign counties exchange case management information and distribute area-wide bulletins during times of need.