Rural Health Clinics Get COVID 19 Vaccine Funding
New Funding for COVID 19 Vaccine Outreach in Rural Areas
Frankfort, KY (July 26, 2021) Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) across Kentucky are getting $6.3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The additional funding will be used to support outreach efforts to increase COVID 19 vaccination rates in rural areas. A total of 130 clinics in the Commonwealth will get the federal funds, which were made possible by the American Rescue Plan. The Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) represents RHCs in Kentucky.
“This funding is vitally important to COVID 19 vaccination efforts in local communities. Trusted medical providers at our Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) talk to their patients every day about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID 19 vaccines," said David Bolt, KPCA Chief Executive Officer. "Having additional resources will help them reach even more people and further address vaccine hesitancy issues at the community and neighborhood levels."
The funding will be administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program. Nationally, this program has been allotted around $100 million for RHCs across the country.
For more info, including links to state-by-state information, click the link: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/07/22/biden-harris-admin-provides-100-million-to-rural-health-clinics-for-covid-19-vaccination.html
- July 26, 2021