Crusader Community Health Foundation and theFranaGroup announce the availability of two $1,000 scholarships.

Rockford, IL; April 1, 2016 – Crusader Community Health Foundation and theFranaGroup announce the availability of two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded June 1, 2016.  One scholarship is to be awarded to an employee or dependent of Crusader Community Health.  One scholarship is to be awarded to a graduate of Rockford Public School District 205 (previous or current graduate). Scholarships will be awarded through a blind drawing of applicants’ names. Scholarships will be awarded for any post-secondary training which an applicant has been accepted. There is no required GPA, letter of recommendation or essay for these scholarships. Applications can be obtained from Linda Niemiec, CFRE, Vice President Development at  Deadline for applications is April 30, 2016.

The Crusader Community Health Foundation is established as a not for profit Illinois corporation to raise funds to support the work of Crusader Community Health in providing high-quality, cost effective, accessible healthcare for those who have limited access to primary healthcare services.

theFranaGroup specializes in supporting FQHCs before application, throughout the application process and after funding designation; presenting best practices at conferences for Health Centers, healthcare administrators and others involved directly in providing for the health of communities around the nation.

About theFranaGroup

theFranaGroup, founded in 1999, is a healthcare consulting firm that provides solutions for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), including a wide array of services tailored to Community Health Center operations and strategy, both before and after funding. With a proven track record of success, theFranaGroup offers a variety of services to achieve and maintain FQHC status including grant writing, strategic planning, management consulting and Board and staff development. The firm has helped clients earn more than $1 billilon in direct funding and enhanced billing capabilities. In 2014 alone, theFranaGroup client clinics served more than 525,000 unduplicated patients with approximately 1,600,000 patient visits. As a result, these healthcare facilities better served their communities and improved the overall access and quality of health services provided to the most at-risk populations.