Having access to health care is an issue that many rural communities face. Because of this, state and federal governments have been working to empower rural communities. This includes offering workforce training and more job opportunities, as well as improving broadband infrastructure.
The third Thursday of November has been set aside as National Rural Health Day. GrantWatch has a category specifically for health and medical grants, as well as one for community/economic development grants. And in honor of the latest Rural Health Day on Nov. 18, GrantWatch will be sharing five grants to help fund initiatives to increase access to healthcare for rural areas.
National Rural Health Day is a day to “celebrate the power of rural.”
Rural America is crucial to society and the economy. These areas are responsible for most of the food and water available to the country. They also give a space for outdoor recreational activities.
However, there are many specific challenges that people living in rural communities face regarding their health. This includes healthcare worker shortages, aging infrastructure, greater distances between emergency facilities, and other similar problems.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rural Americans are at a greater risk of heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke.
Five Grants To Celebrate National Rural Health Day
- Firstly, there are grants available to U.S. healthcare providers to enhance communications technology in rural areas. Funding will to support health service providers and improve their ability to offer quality medical care through increased connectivity.
- There are also grants available to U.S. healthcare providers to meet broadband and connectivity needs in rural areas. Funding will increase the efficiency of health-related facilities that are located in rural areas by increasing broadband capabilities and upgrading network equipment, services, and facilities
- Additionally, there are grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations, public bodies, and Tribes for Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief in rural communities. Funding is to address immediate financial needs related to the pandemic as well as to address long-term access to health care services.
- There is also funding for U.S. and territories nonprofit organizations and for-profit entities to improve and expand health care in rural areas. The purpose of this program is to promote the planning and development of integrated rural health care networks to (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.
- Finally, there are grants available to U.S. nonprofits, agencies, tribes, and IHE’s to improve solid waste systems in rural areas. Funding will improve waste disposal systems in rural regions.
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