Nine community health centers in North Carolina secured more than $5.1 million in federal funding to serve more patients and create local jobs, according to a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grants are part of the federal effort to expand community health centers around the country. According to HHS, the grants were awarded to 219 health centers nationwide and will improve access to care for more than 1.25 million patients.
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The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has invited three counties in North Carolina to participate in Healthy Places NC, a new “place-based” grant-making initiative aimed at improving the health and overall quality of life for people in rural areas of the state.
Beaufort County, Halifax County, and McDowell County will be the first collaborators with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust on this strategic, intensive and long-term effort.
In the future, fewer Medicare patients may have to return to local hospitals for treatment now that providers in some rural North Carolina counties may have an opportunity to explore the latest advances in care transitions. Qualified rural hospitals in Tier 1 counties may be eligible to receive technical assistance in completing applications for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Community Based Care Transitions Program (CCTP).