Three group well being facilities in southern Illinois to learn from the Illinois American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus Information
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Three local health centers in southern Illinois will benefit from the Illinois American Rescue Plan’s COVID-19 response.
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced Thursday that the three local health centers would receive more than $ 11 million in total.
Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation of Carterville will receive $ 5,543,000. Community Health & Emergency Services, INC. In Carbondale receives $ 3,443,625; and Rural Health Inc. of Anna received $ 2,629,125.
The senators announced that 42 other community health centers across Illinois would also receive federal funding.
That brings the total to $ 270 million to support COVID-19 vaccination and health services for vulnerable populations in both urban and rural parts of the state.
You can find a full list of health centers and how much money they receive Click here.
Durbin and Duckworth say the health centers can use the funds to support and expand COVID-19 vaccination, testing and treatment for vulnerable populations. Providing the necessary preventive and primary health services to those at higher risk for COVID-19 and expanding the operational capacity of health centers during the pandemic and beyond. This includes changing and improving the physical infrastructure as well as adding mobile units.
Durbin and Duckworth say this investment will help improve access to vaccination for affected populations and build confidence in the vaccine by involving local, trusted health professionals in their efforts to expand vaccination.