Crusader Community Healtlh Foundation and theFranaGroup announce the availabillity of four $1,000 scholarships.

Rockford, IL; March 10, 2017:  Crusader Community Health Foundation and theFranaGroup announce the availability of four $1,000 scholarships to be awarded May 17, 2017.  Two scholarships are to be awarded to employees or dependents of Crusader Community Health.  Two scholarships are to be awarded to graduates of Rockford Public School District 205 (does not need to be current graduates).  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 19, 2017.

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

theFranaGroup specializes in supporting Federally Qualified Health Centers (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, has had 36 FQHCs funded for clients in seven states.  theFranaGroup provides 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 billion in direct funding and enhanced billing capabilities.  In 2015 alone, theFranaGroup client clinics served more than 544,754 unduplicated patients with over 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.