April 15, 2024
In rural Oklahoma, neighbors are all the time on the lookout for methods to assist each other

Earlier this month, we celebrated Nationwide Rural Well being Day and had been reminded {that a} robust neighborhood is rooted in its individuals. At the US Division of Agriculture, we’re laborious at work providing sources to the agricultural and agricultural communities that feed and gas our nation and supply the on a regular basis necessities upon which America relies upon. 

As I’ve traveled throughout Oklahoma, I’ve seen firsthand the distinctive challenges individuals in rural communities and distant components of the state have in accessing the well being sources they want and deserve. These challenges are very true for individuals residing in our nation’s tribal communities who’ve been underserved for a lot too lengthy. 

At USDA Rural Growth, we’re dedicated to creating positive that individuals, regardless of the place they reside, have entry to high-quality and dependable well being care providers like pressing care, main care, and dental care. That’s why I have been a proud champion of applications just like the Emergency Rural Well being Care Grants, which was created by President Biden’s historic legislative package deal, the American Rescue Plan Act.