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Find out about news and events for children with special health care needs.

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Pageant Inspires Confidence

September 4th, 2014

At the Miss You Can Do It pageant, contestants get more than a day of glamour. The theme of the pageant is a “can do” attitude. Contestants participate to their fullest ability and feel great…

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Medicaid Managed Care for Providers

July 18th, 2014

Providers can continue to see children enrolled with Specialized Care for Children. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ managed care enrollment requirement does not affect children enrolled with Specialized Care for Children. We provide…

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Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment

July 18th, 2014

What does it mean for your family? Illinois families who have all Kids or Medicaid for health care coverage will be receiving letters from the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. These letters tell families…

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Medicaid Dental Information

July 11th, 2014

Know what’s covered and where to get it. Dental Coverage for Illinois Medicaid was added to our Resource Directory. This guide shows you exactly which services, like exams, cleanings, x-rays, and extractions are covered. It…

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Stop Summer Learning Loss

June 23rd, 2014

5 apps to stop the summer slide. Children look forward to summer activities and a break from homework. Unfortunately, those months spent away from school can lead to learning loss, often called “the summer slide.”…

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Día del Niño 2014

June 18th, 2014

At this celebration of children, families had fun learning to be happy and healthy! The celebration kicked off with a 2.1 mile walk from the National Museum of Mexican Art to the UIC Forum. Walkers…

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Surgeon Recognized for Military Service

June 17th, 2014

Quilt of Valor honors orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Keith Gabriel is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He cares for many of our enrolled children who are affected by things like…

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Funding for School Screenings

June 11th, 2014

Public health departments receive $37,000 to help identify children with special needs. Ten health departments in Southern Illinois received funding to purchase screening equipment that helps schools identify children with special health care needs. The…

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