LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The Scenic Bluffs Neighborhood Well being Facilities will obtain greater than $1.8 million in federal grants via the federal American Rescue Plan handed in March, in response to a Thursday launch from Rep. Ron Sort.
The funds will assist the power increase its COVID-19 vaccination and and therapy operations.
“Scenic Bluffs has been a stalwart presence in our communities in the course of the pandemic. From testing to therapy to now getting individuals vaccinated, it’s been our mission and position to offer that care and help for our communities, and we’ve executed a terrific job,” mentioned Scenic Bluffs Neighborhood Well being Facilities CEO/Government Director Mari Freiberg, MPH. “The continued recognition of this position by Rep. Sort and the federal authorities, and extra assets via the American Rescue Plan will enable us to proceed to offer testing, therapy and the essential public well being work of vaccination.”
Sort mentioned in an announcement that the assets allotted to neighborhood well being facilities like Scenic Bluffs help vaccine entry in rural and underserved communities.
“Our Neighborhood Well being Facilities have been on the frontlines of combatting COVID-19 and are important to offering high quality care, particularly in our rural areas,” mentioned Sort. “I’m glad to see the American Rescue Plan delivering the help our Neighborhood Well being Facilities want as they work to get photographs in arms and shield Wisconsinites from this virus.”
Neighborhood Well being Facilities are in a position to make use of these funds to increase COVID-19 vaccination operations, testing, and therapy; ship preventative and first well being care companies to people who find themselves at the next danger for COVID-19; and increase operational capability in the course of the pandemic and past, together with enhancing bodily infrastructure and including cell models.
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