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August 1, 2012
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Eagle Public Health Receives Grant

Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced that Eagle County Public Health received a rural health care grant, funded by UnitedHealthcare, of $14,320 to be used to fund projects to improve health care delivery to the rural community.

The grant is part of a five-year, $7.5 million program funded by UnitedHealthcare to encourage the delivery and quality of health care in facilities across the state. In its final year, UnitedHealthcare and the Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Council awarded more than $1,180,000 to 36 health care facilities across Colorado.

"UnitedHealthcare is committed to investing in a healthier Colorado and expanding quality health care services to rural communities throughout the state," said Beth Soberg, president and CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Colorado. "By supporting health facilities serving rural Colorado, together we are able to address the critical needs of the underserved population and help improve the health care delivery system statewide."

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