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.
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.