Southern Illinois health centers getting funds to improve COVID-19 response
Three southern Illinois health centers are being awarded money for improvements as part of the American Rescue Plan.
Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced the funding, which will total 35 million dollars across the state. In southern Illinois, Christopher Rural Health Planning in Christopher, Rural Health Inc, in Anna, and Shawnee Health Services in Carterville will receive funds to improve their infrastructure and address health disparities in underserved communities.
Christopher Rural Health will receive $960,000, Rural Health Inc will get $659,000, and Shawnee Health Services is being awarded $866,000.
The money is intended to be used for COVID-19 related needs, including renovating or expanding facilities, upgrading telehealth technology, and purchasing mobile medical vans or freezers for vaccine storage.