Daines Announces Nearly $300,000 for Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes Telehealth

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $297,041.00 in critical funding for the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes to improve access to needed high-quality healthcare. 

“Telehealth services are critical to ensuring access to quality healthcare services close to home,” Daines stated. “It’s great to see the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes have even more resources available to expand healthcare for tribal members.”

Daines recently secured funding to focus resources toward efforts and programs to help rural communities, such as telehealth in the FY2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

The Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) through the Department of Health and Human Services demonstrates how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural, frontier, and underserved communities.  TNGP networks are used to: (a) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services; (b) improve and expand the training of health care providers; and/or (c) expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decision-making.    

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