Durbin Announces $172,000 for Illinois Office of Rural Health

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded $172,000 to the Illinois Office of Rural Health. Today’s funding will help boost primary care access and encourage community involvement to improve health outcomes for the more than two million Illinoisans living in rural areas.
“Illinois’ rural residents face barriers to health care access that keep too many people from getting the help they need. Primary care doctors may be few and far between, and people often live with less income than their urban counterparts. More needs to be done to improve health care access in these communities,” said Senator Durbin. “I commend the Office of Rural Health for its good work to improve the health of rural Illinoisans.”