HRSA Awards $55 Million to Enhance Telehealth at Community Health Centers
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) this week announced it has awarded nearly $55 million to 29 HRSA-funded health centers to increase health care access and quality for underserved populations through virtual care such as telehealth, remote patient monitoring, digital patient tools, and health information technology platforms. The funding builds on over $7.3 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding invested in community health centers over the past year to mitigate COVID-19.
HHS notes the significant increase in virtual care delivered to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as continued demand for virtual visits. Funding awarded to health centers is anticipated to enable facilities to sustain an expanded level of virtual care and identify and implement new digital strategies.
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