Members of the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, along with the Children’s Healthcare Foundation, recently awarded over $3 million in grants to a total of 36 health centers and clinics in Illinois which integrate oral heath into their healthcare settings. A total of three healthcare facilities in Southern Illinois received grant funding. The healthcare facilities that received grant funding were Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc. in Cairo, Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation in Carterville and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, School of Allied Health in Carbondale. Each Healthcare clinic will receive $100,000 worth of funding. The two foundations developed the grant to assist with health center offset costs in reopening and continuing operations during the COVID pandemic.