underserved communities

Grants

Federal grant funds training of emergency medical services in rural communities

Amid two intersecting crises in America – an opioid epidemic and mistreatment of emergency mental health calls – the federal government has awarded $5.6 million to better train rural emergency medical workers. Money from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will target rural communities, which have the fewest resources to deal with delicate and complicated emergency calls.

COVID-19

Vaccination rates drop, but officials still hopeful state can hit goal

COVID-19 vaccination rates have fallen sharply in Arizona, but health officials are still hopeful the state can reach a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention goal of vaccinating 70% of Arizonans by July 4. To do that, the state is shifting its efforts from mass-vaccination sites to more community out-reach efforts and continuing to expand

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