The Following is a press release that gives more detail toward a grant award YBGR just received from HRSA. We are very excited by this opportunity to work with so many great partners to provide easier and better access to mental health and other healthcare services through tele-medicine and creating school-based health centers for children in southwest and south central Montana.
For Immediate release:
YBGR Receives $500,000 Federal Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for Tele-Medicine: For the next 2 years Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch will partner with Head Start, Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Health Care, Office of Public Instruction and several rural school districts to set up tele-medicine units and establish standards and certification for school-based health centers. Pine Cove Consulting of Billings was instrumental in the receipt of this grant.
The grant is for equipment only. There will be tele-med units located in each of the following locations: YBGR Academy and Clinic, both located on 72nd Street west of Billings, YBGR’s Community Based Services offices located at the Garfield Resource Center on 1st Ave South, and YBGR’s regional offices in Lewistown, Livingston, and Dillon. Office. Several school districts will have tele-med units where YBGR provides school based services, including Red Lodge, Columbus, Lewistown, Livingston, Roundup and Lockwood. There will also be units at all six Head Start sites including Red Lodge, Lockwood, Laurel, Joliet, Hardin and Billings.
YBGR is extremely excited about this opportunity to provide easier access to mental health and other health care services for youth and families and particularly to those in rural areas that are not able to travel easily to for services.
The Billings Gazette did a feature article on this Grant.