Health Centers Within Southern Illinois Receive Over $960,000 in Grant Funding

Some healthcare centers throughout the Southern Illinois Region were recently awarded a series of grants that were worth more than $960,000. A total of five health centers within the region received funding and they include Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation in Carterville, $294,184, Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc. in Cairo, $196,474, Christopher Greater Area Rural Health Planning Corporation in Christopher, $85,750 and two others. Officials say, the Southern Illinois region has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, but many of the regions rural hospitals don’t have access to the same level of resources as those located within major metropolitan areas. The Department of Health and Human Services awarded the grants through their Health Center Cluster funding program. The discretionary funds will go towards fighting the spread of the coronavirus.

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