ComWell of Southern Illinois has been awarded a $100,000 planning grant by The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support integrated healthcare in partnership with Washington County Hospital and Sparta Community Hospital.
This grant will be used to help build a stronger whole health network that increases the presence of psychiatric services among the community, create streamlined emergency department discharge and referral protocols, and assess the feasibility of an inpatient substance use treatment facility.
“This grant comes at the perfect time for ComWell and our partners,” says Executive Director, Shea Haury. “We are thrilled to partner with Washington County Hospital and Sparta Community Hospital to integrate Primary Care and Behavioral Health Care. This funding will support our efforts with our community to develop a plan to improve the overall health and accessibility of services in our community.”
HRSA announced this considerable effort to strengthen and expand community-based primary care programs in rural and underserved communities.
“This funding will continue HRSA’s efforts in improving access to primary care for our most vulnerable communities across the country,” said Acting HRSA Administrator Diana Espinosa. “These investments ensure that primary care residents who hope to work in rural and underserved communities have the resources and training they need to follow their calling to serve the people that need them most.”
This publication is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $110,000 with 10 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of ComWell and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.
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