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News stories from the past 60 days.

Jun 23, 2022 - Highlights efforts of the Mississippi State Department of Health's Office of Preventive Health and Health Equity to address inequities and disparities in COVID-19 vaccination among African Americans in the state, noting broader issues of access in rural areas. Describes research and outreach initiatives to respond to vaccine hesitancy and increase access to vaccines and information through partnerships with community leaders and institutions.
Source: Milbank Memorial Fund
May 13, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is accepting applications for the Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) grant program for fiscal year 2022. The purpose of the program is to address the unmet healthcare needs in the Delta Region through financial assistance, economic development, and cooperation between health professionals and institutions in the region. Applications are due by July 12, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
May 13, 2022 - Announces up to $3 million in grant opportunities to support healthcare for people facing persistent poverty in the Delta region. Describes the types of activities supported by the funding, with minimum awards of $50,000.
Source: USDA Rural Development

Last Updated: 6/28/2022