ROSELAND, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At its 19th annual Unity Achievement Award presentation, the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) awarded Dr. Michael Skolnick, DMD, Founder and CEO of Abra Health (recently rebranded from The ChildSmiles Group) the 2020 Unity Award for achievement by a corporation/business. Given the restrictions on events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization had been unable to convene and publicly recognize the awardees with the usual public ceremony. On Thursday, June 9, 2022, after two long years, the organization, created by the Union County Prosecutor's Office, was finally able to hold its annual ceremony awarding 20 recipients with the Unity Achievement Award. The award seeks to honor individuals and organizations that have contributed in an extraordinary manner to promote respect for human rights, human dignity, and cultural diversity throughout Union County in New Jersey.
Dr. Michael Skolnick, shared, “I am honored to have been chosen for the award I want to thank the Commission for having selected me and am humbled to be part of such a phenomenal group of awardees.”
Abra Health operates two practices in Union County: a multi-specialty dental practice in Berkeley Heights and another in Elizabeth. Other Abra Health dental practices are in neighboring Morris, Essex, and Hudson counties, as well as in Northeast Pennsylvania.
As an integrated health provider, Abra Health also provides pediatric primary care services to underserved communities across two locations in Newark, NJ. Providing both dental and primary care enables Abra Health patients to have easy access to a broad range of services. Abra Health is slated to open new additional large-footprint multi-specialty dental and pediatric primary care offices in 2022 and early 2023 in northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
About Abra Health
Founded in 2008 by the Skolnicks, a husband-and-wife dental team, Abra Health, the group formerly known as The ChildSmiles Group, is a rapidly expanding family of health practices. With multiple recent acquisitions and new locations opening regularly, Abra Health includes several pediatric primary care and dental clinics for patients of all ages in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our singular mission is to provide access to high-quality, affordable care to underserved communities. By firmly placing our patients first, we aim to deliver an exceptional experience as we improve their well-being, from teeth to toes. Our vision is to become a leading provider of integrated medical and dental care to underrepresented communities in the areas that we serve. Our founders and leadership teams are mostly comprised of dentists. With over 700 employees, our large-footprint practices can accommodate hundreds of patients every day in an inviting, comfortable environment for both patients and staff alike.