Rural Health Care Services Outreach and Rural Health Network Development Program

To expand access to, coordinate, restrain the cost of, and improve the quality of essential health services, including preventive and emergency services, through the development of integrated health care delivery systems or networks in rural areas and frontier regions.

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Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Funded projects include efforts to provide primary care services in rural areas, including mental health services, oral health services, chronic diseases, prenatal care, free clinical services, HIT and preventive health services.

In addition, projects designed to increase the number of health professionals available to provide services in rural areas have also been funded.

In addition, projects designed to improve access to rural health services (such as transportation or services on mobile vans) have also been funded.

More recently projects to develop or enhance vertically integrated networks have been supported.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Program Contact: Ms. Nisha Patel, Outreach Grant Program Coordinator, Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 9A-55, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-0835.

Sherilyn Pruitt, Network Development Grant Program Coordinator, Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 9A-55, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-0835.

Ms. Eileen Holloran, Network Development Planning Grant Program Coordinator, Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 9A-55, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-0835.
Website Address

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