Rawlins County Dental Clinic and Rawlins County Health Center have both been awarded a matching grant of $50,000 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This grant assists clinics with operating costs throughout the year. While Rawlins County Dental Clinic has received this award in years past, this is the first year that Rawlins County Health Center has applied and received the award.
Per the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website, the Kansas Legislature appropriates state general funds to assist in the development and operation of clinics that focus on improving access to quality health care with an emphasis on community-based services and reducing health disparities for underserved populations. Grant funds are intended to make primary medical and dental care and preventive health care services accessible and affordable to underserved Kansas residents. The Community-Based Primary Care Clinic Program began in State Fiscal Year 1992 with 9 grantees receiving a total of $1,000,000 and has grown to now include 40 grantees receiving over $7,000,000.
“Thank you, KDHE for believing in the future of our clinic and entrusting us to be good stewards of these funds! A huge thank you to our staff, who without your hard work and dedication none of this would be possible!” stated Deb Pochop, CEO Rawlins County Dental Clinic.
“We are thrilled to join the Rawlins County Dental Clinic as recipients of this grant and are grateful for the financial support from KDHE. Thank you to all who were a part in making this grant a reality.” Sharon Cox, CEO Rawlins County Health Center