CDC partnership to address COVID-related health disparities in rural areas

Addressing health disparities worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PCRH, in collaboration with the DHHS Office of Health Equity has awarded almost 1 million dollars to 4 community-based organizations, 2 clinics and 1 educational institution to address health disparities worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a federal grant in partnership with the CDC.

The objectives of the Addressing COVID-related health disparities in rural areas opportunity are:

  • To build capacity within the community to address and mitigate health inequities highlighted by or exacerbated by COVID-19.
  • To promote health equity.
  • To link communities and individuals to social resources to meet their needs.

    Awardees and rural areas they are working in are:

    • Dove Center–St. George/Washington County
    • Holy Cross Ministries–Park City/Summit County
    • Latino Behavioral Health Services– Washington, Tooele,  Carbon, Grand and Emery Counties
    • Moab Free Health Clinic, Moab/Grand County
    • People’s Health Clinic, Park City/Summit County
    • PIK2AR (Pacific Island Knowledge to Action Resources), Tooele County
    • Southern Utah University Utah Center for Rural Health, statewide and focus on rural counties
    Project supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (A# NH75OT000059 – Activities to Support State, Local, and Territorial (STLT) Health Department Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crisis. 2021)

    Program contact info

    Liz Craker
    Health Systems Support Coordinator

    Codes and rules

    Read about the codes and rules that govern this program.

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