Congressmen Barrow & Marshall Announce $973,350 Grant for Tri-County Health System, Inc., Facilities in Warrenton, Sparta, Gibson, and Crawfordville
Georgia Congressmen John Barrow (12th District) and Jim Marshall (3rd District) today announced that the Tri-County Health Care System, Inc., facilities in Warrenton, Sparta, Gibson, and Crawfordville, have been awarded a $973,350 grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The money will help provide funding for those four facilities through 2011.
Tri-County Health Care System, Inc., is part of the Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC), created by Congress in 1971 to encourage more students and residents to receive their training in rural and underserved communities. Each year, AHEC centers train close to 30,000 health care students at community health care sites within underserved areas across the country. The facilities in Warrenton, Sparta, Gibson, and Crawfordville help train students from the Medical College of Georgia.
"Increasing access to affordable, quality health care is incredibly important to small towns and rural communities all across Georgia," Barrow said. "This grant will help these health care facilities continue to offer health care to local residents, and offer critical training for the doctors who will provide care in rural Georgia for generations to come."
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