Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced that Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, Inc. has been awarded $190,000 for the Rural Northern Border Regional Planning Program. The Rural Northern Border Region Planning Program assists in identifying critical rural health issues in the Northern Border Regional Commission service area. The program supports strategic planning to inform rural health plans across the northern border region to help underserved rural communities address their unique health care needs.
“I am excited to announce that $190,000 will be returned to our district for Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, Inc.” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Our nation’s men and women in uniform deserve the best care that we can provide, and this funding from the Rural Northern Border Region Planning Program will ensure that they, along with the residents of Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties, have access to the health care they need. I will continue to be the number one advocate for our servicemembers and their families serving at Fort Drum and the residents of our rural communities in the North Country.”