On July 23, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation
authorizing the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to
create a grant program that will provide funds to local health
departments, rural clinics and federally qualified health clinics.
The ultimate goal of this program is strengthening the dental care
safety net for uninsured and indigent citizens. This act,
Public Act 96-0067, is a part of the package of dental bills
championed by the Bridge to Healthy