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Rolette County Public Health receives grant

ROLLA — The Rolette County Public Health District will receive a $155,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a storage unit to house the district’s mobile health clinic. The mobile health clinic helps 14,000 Rolette County residents access health care, nutritional assistance and vaccines. The storage unit will protect the clinic from extreme weather conditions.

The funding was made available through federal Emergency Rural Health Care Grants Programs.

“Rural health care has long faced unique challenges,” said Erin Oban, state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. “Health care providers in rural areas dedicate themselves to providing the highest quality care, but it’s difficult in remote locations that are under-resourced and under-staffed compared to their more urban counterparts. Programs like the Emergency Rural Health Care Grant are designed specifically to help bridge that gap.”

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