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HRSA Makes Awards for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Jun 9, 2022

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $1.9 million for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, a one-year, community-driven program designed to assist in the planning and development of an integrated health care network at the local level. By emphasizing the role of networks, the program creates a platform for both rural and urban medical care providers, social service providers, and community organizations to coalesce key elements of a health care delivery system and to improve local capacity and coordination of care.

Administered by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) at HRSA, the Network Planning program is an opportunity for providers to use new and innovative approaches to care that may in turn serve as a model for other rural communities. The incoming cohort of Network Planning grantees have projects that focus on care coordination, health information technology/data analytics, behavioral health (including mental health and substance use disorder), elder care, and telehealth. A list of grantees is available on the HRSA website.

Find successful program models and evidence-based toolkits that have come from the work of FORHP-funded projects on the Rural Health Information Hub website.

Source: Health Resources and Services Administration