Healthcare is a headache for some and for those in rural counties, access is even more challenging. Now, there is a new initiative to try and help.

UW-Eau Claire, the State of Wisconsin, and the Mayo Clinic partnered with healthcare startup Momentum West to discuss a new plan that could boost rural healthcare services in northwestern Wisconsin at an event Thursday.

The plan will use $9.4 million of state grants to increase the number of healthcare workers in the region.

The first-of-its-kind grant was funded by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

[Adapted from:  Panel at UW-Eau Claire discusses new $9.4 million plan to boost rural healthcare  Mar. 31, 2022, WQOW]