By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department
The Garrett County Health Department has been awarded funding to decrease COVID-19 health disparities in rural communities. The majority of the allocation will allow healthcare providers, business owners, local coalitions, academic institutions, faith based, non-profit and grassroot organizations to apply for mini-grants. Projects must focus on strategies which target a reduction in the COVID-19 burden.
Funding may be used to:
Expand existing and/or develop new mitigation and prevention resources and services to reduce COVID-19 related disparities among populations at higher risk and that are underserved.
Increase/improve data collection and reporting for populations experiencing a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 infection, severe illness, and death to guide the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Build, leverage, and expand infrastructure support for COVID-19 prevention and control among populations that are at higher risk and underserved.
Mobilize partners and collaborators to advance health equity and address social determinants of health as they relate to COVID-19 health disparities among populations at higher risk and that are underserved.
Funding may not be used for:
Clinical care, but can be used to fund activities promoting and supporting clinical services (program administration, coordination, outreach, follow-up, communications, media, translation and interpretation, wraparound services, etc.).
Equipment greater than $5000
Awards will be made from $1000 to $10,000
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