HHS announces $10.4 million to enhance rural health care
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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 Organization City State Amount Ketchikan General Hospital Ketchikan AK $444,413.00 Siloam Springs Regional Health Cooperative, Inc. Siloam Springs AR $449,941.00 Mariposa Community Health Center, Inc Nogales AZ $450,000.00 El Centro for the Study of Primary & Secondary Education San Manuel AZ $450,000.00 Lake County Tribal Health, Inc. Lakeport CA $450,000.00 County Of Nevada Human Services Agency Nevada City CA $450,000.00 Woodlake Union Elementary Woodlake CA $449,991.00 Telluride Medical Center Foundation Telluride CO $449,918.00 La Red Health Center, Inc. Georgetown DE $450,000.00 Heartland Rural Health Network, Inc. Avon Park FL $450,000.00 Rural Health Network of Monroe County Florida, Inc. Summerland Key FL $450,000.00 Irwin County Board of Health Ocilla GA $450,000.00 Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA $450,000.00 Meadows Regional Medical Center, Inc. Vidalia GA $450,000.00 St. Mary's Hospital, Inc. Cottonwood ID $450,000.00 Indiana Rural Health Association, Inc. Rosedale IN $416,048.00 Unified School District #498 Marshall County Kansas Waterville KS $448,819.00 Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation, Inc Danville KY $420,000.00 Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Frankfort KY $440,891.00 Lotts Creek Community School, Inc., Hazard KY $450,000.00 Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital Irvine KY $450,000.00 Montgomery County Kentucky Health Department Mount Sterling KY $450,000.00 Lake Cumberland District Health Department Somerset KY $449,020.00 Hospital Service District No. 1-A of the Parish of Richland Delhi LA $450,000.00 Innis Community Health Center, Inc. Innis LA $433,582.00 Louisiana Tech University Ruston LA $450,000.00 Allegany Health Right, Inc. Cumberland MD $450,000.00 Mount Desert Island Hospital Organization Bar Harbor ME $449,979.00 Spectrum Health Hospitals Greenville MI $449,510.00 Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Gwinn MI $450,000.00 Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department Hancock MI $450,000.00 Sterling Area Health Center Sterling MI $448,617.00 Mississippi Headwaters Area Dental Health Center Bemidji MN $447,400.00 County of Koochiching International Falls MN $450,000.00 Citizens Memorial Hospital District Bolivar MO $450,000.00 Northeast Missouri Health Council, Inc. Kirksville MO $450,000.00 Health Care Coalition of Layfayette County Lexington MO $450,000.00 Freeman Neosho Hospital Neosho MO $450,000.00 Central Mississippi Residential Center Newton MS $450,000.00 Butte Community Health Center Butte MT $450,000.00 Madison Valley Hospital Association, Inc. Ennis MT $447,089.00 Granite County Medical Center Philipsburg MT $450,000.00 Missoula City/County Health Dept/ Partnership HC Seeley Lake MT $450,000.00 McDowell County Partnership for Children and Families, Inc. Marion NC $446,759.00 Public Health Solutions Crete NE $450,000.00 Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors Kearney NE $450,000.00 Mary Hitchock Memorial Hospital /Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon NH $450,000.00 North Country Health Consortium Inc. Littleton NH $450,000.00 Mid-State Health Center Plymouth NH $431,704.00 Ben Archer Health Center Hatch NM $450,000.00 Hidalgo Medical Services Lordsburg NM $450,000.00 Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. Dunkirk NY $450,000.00 Chautauqua County Health Network, Inc. Jamestown NY $450,000.00 Trinity Hospital Twin City Dennison OH $375,000.00 Fostoria Community Hospital Fostoria OH $449,967.00 La Clinica Del Carino Hood River OR $450,000.00 Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Lincoln City OR $448,334.00 Clearfield-Jefferson Community Mental Health Center, Inc. Du Bois PA $449,127.00 Armstrong-Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. Shelocta PA $450,000.00 Newberry County Hospital Foundation Newberry SC $190,733.00 Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota Pierre SD $450,000.00 University of South Dakota Vermillion SD $435,652.00 Sacred Heart Health Service Yankton SD $450,000.00 Buffalo Valley, Inc. Hohenwald TN $450,000.00 Madison County Madisonville TX $314,830.00 Giles Free Clinic Pearisburg VA $450,000.00 Bi-State Primary Care Association Montpelier VT $449,998.00 Behavioral Health Network of Vermont Montpelier VT $444,315.00 ABC for Rural Health, Inc. Balsam Lake WI $449,062.00 Future Generations Circleville WV $443,836.00
SOURCE Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)