Daines Announces Grants for MSU for Rural Healthcare & Asbestos Research

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced Montana State University (MSU) received $190,000 to increase quality healthcare services and for asbestos research. 

MSU received $172,000 for the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) to improve access to, and the quality of, healthcare for rural Montana. 

“I look forward to seeing Montana State University use this funding to expand their healthcare services to increase the quality of services for rural Montanans,” Daines stated.

Kristin Juliar, Director of Montana Area Health Education Center and Office of Rural Health: “We find inspiration every day in the work of the healthcare organizations that serve rural and frontier Montana.  Our office is pleased to be working with our rural communities to sustain the healthcare workforce, plan for meeting local health needs, and linking rural organizations to funding opportunities.  As healthcare delivery becomes more and more complex, we cannot lose sight of the needs of rural Montanans.” 

MSU also received $18,000 for research and education on environmental asbestos exposure from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Hazardous Substances Research and Training Program. 

“Too many Montana families have suffered at the hands of this deadly carcinogen and through this additional funding our researchers will have more tools at their disposal to study the effects of asbestos,” Daines stated.

More information on these grants can be found here and here