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USDA awards $35 million for telemedicine projects

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program has announced the funding of 111 projects in 35 states via $34.9 million in grants designed to expand access to health care services and increase educational opportunities in rural areas via telecommunications, computer networks, and other resources.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program has announced the funding of 111 projects in 35 states via $34.9 million in grants designed to expand access to health care services and increase educational opportunities in rural areas via telecommunications, computer networks, and other resources.

The grants, which come from the USDA’s annual budget, range in amount from about $63,000 to $500,000.

Avera Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for example, will receive a $396,693 grant to provide video-conferencing and telemedicine services to connect 16 rural hospitals and clinics with regional medical facilities in Sioux Falls, Yankton, and Aberdeen.

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