Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A federal grant will be used to help connect people in rural areas of the U.P. and the Northern Lower Peninsula with quality health care.
The $217,629 USDA grant will benefit 27 counties in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Michigan.
The funding, which comes through the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program, was authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill.
The money is part of a larger USDA program of $10 million in grants to improve access to health care and treat illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure in rural areas.