Dozens of telehealth programs across the country will be receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the latest round of distance learning and telemedicine grants.
In all, $42.5 million will be disbursed to 133 programs in 37 states and two U.S. territories. Of that number, 74 grants are specifically designated for telemedicine projects that include school-based telehealth, telemental health, substance abuse services, rural telemedicine programs, telestroke services, senior telehealth and specialty care.
A $368,970 USDA Rural Development Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant will be used by Addiction Recovery Care to establish a telemedicine hub in Lexington and provide services to 23 rural clinics across 13 counties — Bath, Boyd, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Kenton, Lawrence, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, and Pulaski. ARC will contribute $55,350 to the project.
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