Secretary Sebelius Announces $32 Million to Support Rural Health Priorities
Funding Included for Rural Hospitals, Workforce, Veterans and Telehealth
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today more than $32 million in FY 2010 funds to increase access to health care for Americans living in rural areas. The funds reach across seven programs administered by the Office of Rural Health Policy in HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
"These funds reflect the priorities spelled out by President Obama in providing the best health care possible to rural Americans, said Sebelius. "The ultimate goal is to build healthier rural populations and communities."
"The grants will strengthen partnerships among rural health providers," said HRSA Administrator Dr. Mary Wakefield Ph.D., R.N. "Funds will be used to recruit and retain rural health care professionals and modernize the health care infrastructure in rural areas."
Read more: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/08/20100823a.html.
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