Arkansas medical school receives $738K to purchase digital health equipment for rural areas

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, based out of Little Rock, has received a $738,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture that will provide medical centers and prisons with technology for long-distance learning and digital health.

The $738,000 grant from the USDA will be matched with $110,700 in donations from UAMS. The funds will be distributed to 30 medical centers and six prisons across Arkansas, according to a July 18 news release.

Half of Arkansas residents live in rural areas disconnected from access to medical providers. Investment in digital health technology is viewed as a way to bring care to rural Arkansas residents.

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