News Releases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies – today announced a $781,127 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants program for Barton County.

“These resources will help address critical health care needs facing four communities during this pandemic by utilizing technology and telemedicine to provide care in hard-to-reach areas,” said Sen. Moran.

This grant will help establish telehealth programs to connect vulnerable populations in Barton and surrounding counties with services to address public health needs and treatment of opioid, methamphetamine and substance use disorder. The project will help connect county jails to critical nursing services through telemedicine technologies, and equipment will be installed in two jails, four county health departments and at the district location of community corrections and juvenile services.