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Mental Health

USDA RD Announces $2 Million to Expand Health Care, Broadband Across Rural Oregon

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) Deputy Under Secretary Farah Ahmad today announced that the agency is investing over $2 million to help rural residents gain access to critical health care services and future telehealth programs across Oregon. The three telehealth projects will make behavioral health care, primary care, and dental services more affordable and accessible for some of the region’s most remote communities. 

USDA Awards Over $800,000 in Grants to Support Rural Oregon Health Care and Food Security

PORTLAND, Ore., November 17, 2022 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director in Oregon Margi Hoffmann today announced that USDA is awarding $811,400 in grants for seven health care projects in six Oregon counties to expand access to health care and to combat food insecurity. The Biden-Harris Administration made these funds available in the Emergency Rural Health Care Grants Programs through its historic legislative package, the American Rescue Plan Act.

USDA Invests $13 Million on National Rural Health Care Day to Improve Health Care for Rural People Across Wisconsin

Stevens Point, Wis., November 17, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Wisconsin Julie Lassa today announced that USDA is awarding $13 million in grants to improve health care facilities in rural towns across Wisconsin. These grants will help 13 rural health care organizations expand critical services for rural residents in Wisconsin.

USDA Invests More Than $1 Million in Community Infrastructure in Rural Pennsylvania

Projects Include $778,440 in Grants for Community Facility Projects

United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director of Pennsylvania Bob Morgan today announced that USDA is investing $1.19 million to build and improve critical community facilities in Pennsylvania.

“When we invest in rural health care services and infrastructure, we invest in the people of rural America,” Morgan said during a tour of the St. Luke’s Carbon Hospital today in Lehighton, Pa.

USDA and HHS Launch Resource Guide to Help Rural Communities Increase Access to Child Care Services

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development Katie Hamm today unveiled a joint resource guide to help people in rural and Tribal communities increase access to child care services.