Northern Border Regional Commission Announces Partnership Awards in Healthcare
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2023
Contact: Liz Cross
Northern Border Regional Commission Announces
Partnership Awards in Healthcare
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has awarded the Rural Health Redesign Center Organization (RHRCO) a supplemental award in the amount of $1,170,000 to support organizations across the Northern Border Region with focused one-year healthcare programming. In collaboration with the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), this funding is being awarded to seven (7) organizations in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont to support innovative programs designed to enhance healthcare services to rural residents in all four states. In alignment with the Rural Northern Border Region Healthcare Support Program, RHRCO will administer the funding and provide support to the awardees over the funding period from October 1, 2023, to September 29, 2024. The selected programs will address issues in OUD and SUD, leadership development, food insecurity, pediatric oral health, mobile integrated care, addressing health equity and enhancing access to primary care.
"Access to health care, hunger and substance use disorder are some of the most pressing health challenges facing rural communities. Our work is centered on improving the quality of life for residents in the rural communities of Northern New England and New York and each of these projects will further that goal by addressing these community needs. We are proud to partner with the Health Resources Services Administration and the Rural Health Redesign Center Organization to make these investments of federal funds in our region,” said Chris Saunders, Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border Regional Commission.