Cheyenne, Wyo. – HealthWorks has been awarded $273,055 from the Provider Recruitment and Retention in Select High-Need Counties Program which is part of the COVID-19 Health Disparity Grant Program.
Wyoming has dedicated $8.1 million of federal funding to help eligible entities build up the health care infrastructure and address historical inequities in their communities. The funding is part of Wyoming’s $38.8 million allocation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its COVID-19 Health Disparities Grant. The Align Team manages this portion of the COVID-19 Health Disparities Grant for the Wyoming Department of Health.
HealthWorks plans to use funding to purchase new exam room chairs and wall diagnostic systems to replace outdated equipment in the clinic. The new equipment will ensure patients with mobility issues are able to safely transfer to an exam chair.
COVID-19 treatment continues in 2023 and ongoing vaccination activity is important to prevent long term health impact for the community. HealthWorks will continue to approach vaccination as a best practice to maintain good health and will use a portion of the funding to create community engagement and educational materials.
HealthWorks has provided primary care services for the uninsured and underserved in southeast Wyoming since 2005 and continues to provide our most vulnerable residents access to licensed providers, patient-centered care, and seamless wrap-around services regardless of their financial situation.
HealthWorks is the only provider in Laramie County that provides medical, dental, behavioral health and a pharmacy in one location. HealthWorks is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 healthcare entity.
To learn more about the COVID-19 Health Disparity Grant Program, please visit https://thealignteam.force.com/fundingprograms/s/