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IlliniCare Health Expands Its Community Resource Center

IlliniCare Health Expands Its Community Resource Center

Pastor Michael Eaddy , Sonia Lopez (IlliniCare Health), Cherita Logan (District Director for congressman Danny K. Davis), Alderman Michael Scott Jr. (Alderman 24th Ward), Yolanda Sellers (Manager, IlliniCare Health), Temesha Dotson (IlliniCare Health), Michael Marrah (CEO, IlliniCare Health), Reverend Tommy Woodridge


edited by Kai EL’  Zabar 

 IlliniCare Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), will hold a Grand Opening of its community center (The Better Center) located at 4000 West Roosevelt Road Chicago. The Better Center has been relocated to a more visible and larger space – strategically located within the heart of the Lawndale community to serve IlliniCare Health members, as well as the community as a whole.

At the Better Center, IlliniCare Health members and residents within the community can use the space as a resource for:

• Information on available health and social services

• Healthy living workshops and other educational classes

• Local community events

• A meeting ground for local neighborhood groups and businesses


                                    Steve Foley (Sinai), Michael Marrah (CEO, IlliniCare Health), Alderman Michael Scott Jr.,
                                    (Alderman 24th Ward), Lindsey Artola (Vice President External Affairs, IlliniCare Health),
                                    Dr. Suzet McKinney (Executive Director IMDC), Dr. Phalese Binion, Pastor Michael Eaddy

“IlliniCare Health is focused on our purpose to transform the health of the community, one person at a time,” said Michael Marrah, Plan President and COO of IlliniCare Health. “Providing easier access to health resources for our members and to the people within the Lawndale community will help enable them to live healthier lives. We know that by focusing on individuals, being involved locally, and looking at the whole health of our members, we can make a difference in their health—one person at a time.”

IlliniCare Health hopes the brick-and-mortar presence will provide another channel for its members, who now reach-out to IlliniCare Health via phone and online. It’s another option that allows us to tailor our service to the needs of the individual. Most importantly, the Better Center will be viewed as a valuable resource for the whole community.

About IlliniCare Health

IlliniCare Health is one of the leading Medicaid health plans in Illinois, providing services under the Integrated Care Plan (seniors and persons with disabilities), the Family Health Plan (pregnant women and children) and those who are newly eligible for Medicaid under the ACA. IlliniCare Health was one of six plans chosen to participate in the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative in the greater Chicago area, providing coordinated services for those individuals dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. IlliniCare Health also offers plans that target low-income individuals who are seeking affordable, quality health coverage on the Illinois Marketplace. For more information, please visit

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, care management software, correctional systems healthcare, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

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