Ru­ral Health Corp. gets $1.02M grant

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - GREATER HAZLETON -

The U.S. De­part­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Agency awarded a $1,024,770 grant to Ru­ral Health Corp. of North­east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia, Wilkes-Barre.

The funds will sup­port com­mu­nity health cen­ters that serve med­i­cally un­der­served pop­u­la­tions, said U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, Moosic, who an­nounced the grant through a news re­lease Thurs­day.

“This fund­ing will con­tinue to pro­vide fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als with the pre­ven­tive care and treat­ment they need to live healthy lives,” Cartwright said. “Com­mu­nity health cen­ters re­main a cru­cial part of our sys­tem to pro­vide every­one with ac­cess to af­ford­able, qual­ity care.”

Health Ser­vices Grants are awarded on a com­pet­i­tive ba­sis to ap­pli­cants that have demon­strated qual­ity care in their com­mu­ni­ties and are over­seen by HHS’ Health Re­sources and Ser­vices Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

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