Health Resources and Services Administration
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
HHS announces $10.4 million to enhance rural health care
Rural health providers across the nation will receive more than $10.4 million to provide direct health care services to their communities. The funding announced today by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be used to meet a broad range of health care needs in rural areas, from health promotion and disease prevention to expanding oral and mental health services.
“Access to quality and affordable health care should not be determined by where you live,” said Secretary Sebelius. “These grants are a continuation of our effort to ensure that rural providers are able to meet the needs of their communities.”
Each of 70 grantees will receive approximately $450,000 over a 3-year project period to address the needs of a wide range of population groups including, but not limited to, low-income families and individuals, the elderly, pregnant women, infants, adolescents, minorities and individuals with special health care needs. Funding is distributed through HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the primary federal agency for improving health care access for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
“Rural areas face unique issues and challenges,” said HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N. “But that makes them ideal for developing innovative solutions and creating models that can be replicated elsewhere. As rural communities forge these systemic improvements, they set an example for the delivery of high quality health care regardless of where one lives across the United States.”
The list of grant recipients follows:
Rural Health Services Outreach Grants
Ketchikan General Hospital
Siloam Springs Regional Health Cooperative, Inc.
Mariposa Community Health Center, Inc
El Centro for the Study of Primary & Secondary Education
Lake County Tribal Health, Inc.
County Of Nevada Human Services Agency
Woodlake Union Elementary
Telluride Medical Center Foundation
La Red Health Center, Inc.
Heartland Rural Health Network, Inc.
Rural Health Network of Monroe County Florida, Inc.
Irwin County Board of Health
Georgia Southern University
Meadows Regional Medical Center, Inc.
St. Mary's Hospital, Inc.
Indiana Rural Health Association, Inc.
Unified School District #498 Marshall County Kansas
Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation, Inc
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Lotts Creek Community School, Inc.,
Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital
Montgomery County Kentucky Health Department
Lake Cumberland District Health Department
Hospital Service District No. 1-A of the Parish of Richland
Innis Community Health Center, Inc.
Louisiana Tech University
Allegany Health Right, Inc.
Mount Desert Island Hospital Organization
Spectrum Health Hospitals
Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center
Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department
Sterling Area Health Center
Mississippi Headwaters Area Dental Health Center
County of Koochiching
Citizens Memorial Hospital District
Northeast Missouri Health Council, Inc.
Health Care Coalition of Layfayette County
Freeman Neosho Hospital
Central Mississippi Residential Center
Butte Community Health Center
Madison Valley Hospital Association, Inc.
Granite County Medical Center
Missoula City/County Health Dept/Partnership HC
McDowell County Partnership for Children and Families, Inc.
Public Health Solutions
Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors
Mary Hitchock Memorial Hospital /Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
North Country Health Consortium Inc.
Mid-State Health Center
Ben Archer Health Center
Hidalgo Medical Services
Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.
Chautauqua County Health Network, Inc.
Trinity Hospital Twin City
Fostoria Community Hospital
La Clinica Del Carino
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
Clearfield-Jefferson Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
Armstrong-Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.
Newberry County Hospital Foundation
Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota
University of South Dakota
Sacred Heart Health Service
Buffalo Valley, Inc.
Giles Free Clinic
Bi-State Primary Care Association
Behavioral Health Network of Vermont
ABC for Rural Health, Inc.
The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA is the primary federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.