Brookings Health System Receives Rural Health Clinic Grant

  • August 09, 2021
Patient receiving shot at Volga Medical Clinic
Nolan Chandler receives a vaccine at Volga Medical Clinic from Shantel Langland, RN. Brookings Health System will receive funds through the Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program in support of Arlington Medical Center, Volga Medical Clinic and White Medical Clinic 

Brookings Health System has been awarded a grant through the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The grant is part of the Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program which provides up to $50,000 per rural health clinic location. Brookings Health System will receive funds in support of Arlington Medical Center, Volga Medical Clinic and White Medical Clinic.

“The additional funding will provide opportunities to reinforce vaccine information, education and resources throughout our rural health clinics and surrounding areas,” said Director of Clinical Services Jennifer Chandler. “This initiative covers a broad range of efforts; including improving health care in rural areas by reinforcing basic messaging about prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.”

The RHCVC Program will provide over $100 million in funding nationwide to Medicare-certified Rural Health Clinics through June 30, 2022, addressing COVID-19 related health equity gaps and improving health care in rural areas.

Information about all of Brookings Health System’s facilities and rural health clinics are available at brookingshealth.org/our-locations.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org