Grants totaling more than $3.1 million to increase access and enhance quality care in rural Wisconsin were announced today by the Department of Health Services (DHS). The grants support education and training to assist rural hospitals and clinics in filling “high need, high demand” positions.
“We know that quality care requires the right workers with the right skills,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “This is especially true as we move to new models of integrated care and other strategies to reduce disparities, increase quality, and improve health. These grants also continue the State’s investment in growing our own rural physician workforce by prioritizing individuals with Wisconsin ties for new resident positions.”