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Champaign-Urbana Has Vision Care Access Challenge - Local Partnership Creates Program to Help

Friday - Jun 29, 2007

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Illinois Department of Public Health's Center for Minority Health Services, Illinois Department of Public Health's STD Section, and Carle Foundation Hospital have combined their efforts and resources to create the "Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Vision Cooperative".

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), Illinois Department of Public Health's Minority Health Services, Illinois Department of Public Health's STD Section, and Carle Foundation Hospital have joined together to address the challenge of Medicaid covered children and adults without vision care access in Champaign County. The alliance, titled Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Vision Cooperative, will work to secure funding, manage referrals, optimize volunteer hours, and case manage clients who receive the services.

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