Date: June 29, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM CT
As you may have noticed from the $100,000 deposit each Rural Health Clinic (RHC) received in early June, the RHC COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation program is now live!
Are you concerned about utilizing the funding appropriately, or unsure of what mitigation means? The National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) is here to help increase your confidence and ensure you use this money to expand your testing and mitigation efforts within your clinics and communities.
- This Testing and Mitigation Funding is different than the $49,461.42 RHCs received in 2020 for COVID-19
- Mitigation includes efforts to reduce or prevent COVID-19 transmission:
- This can include screening, contact tracing, community education, and efforts to improve facilities (just to name a few)!
- Testing and Mitigation funding does not include direct provider-to-patient vaccine administration (shot-in-arm).
- Reporting requirements for this program will continue through rhccovidreporting.com.
- If you haven’t yet received this round of funding, first ensure that you are compliant on https://www.rhccovidreporting.com/ and then contact RHCcovidreporting@narhc.org.
- While you are permitted to return this funding, it is recommend that you keep it! NARHC is available to help you best understand all requirements and use this money between now and December 31, 2022.
Nathan Baugh, Director of Government Affairs
Sarah Hohman, Government Affairs Associate
Shannon Chambers, NOSORH, Connections for Community Care