URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — The Carle Mobile Health Clinic is one of 20 health departments across the United States to receive an additional $25,000 grant to expand its work promoting children’s health.
The US Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, announced the grant recipients on February 10.
Spurred by concern over the impact of COVID-19 on the decline in routine pediatric vaccinations and child health visits, the prize under the Pediatric Primary Prevention Promotion Challenge is a competition in which the Carle Mobile Health Clinic is one of 50 programs to receive a $10,000 grant along with a challenge to develop a proposal for an additional $25,000 grant.
“We are so proud to have taken up the grant challenge and as a result, many more children and families who live in Champaign, Vermilion and McLean counties will have easier access to the health care they need. need,” Kelly Parker, MSN, RN, nurse manager of Mobile Health Services told.
The Carle Mobile Health Clinic (CMHC) had six months to develop its $25,000 grant proposal. Winners include health centers, pediatric clinics, children’s hospitals and community organizations. A panel of expert judges reviewed and evaluated the entries based on the approach to increasing healthy child visits, increasing vaccinations and reducing population disparities.
The clinic is part of Carle’s Community Health Initiatives efforts to provide health care to community members in innovative ways and reduce health disparities in the area.
Anyone with questions can call (217) 365-7928 or email Mobile.HealthClinic@carle.com.