According to a report from Channel3000, Sun Prairie (WI) EMS announced Tuesday it has been awarded a $200,000 grant for medical outreach.
With the new funding, Sun Prairie EMS will offer Sun Prairie and Bristol residents at-home care for people who have contracted COVID-19, consultations for people hesitant about vaccination, and other help for those with limited access to health care.
Dane County’s Community Development Block Grant program launched in 2020 to give local groups support for their efforts to combat the pandemic. In total, more than $1.76 million in funding for pandemic-related projects was up for grabs.
The program will run from late June 2021 to the end of March 2022.
In addition to in-home visits to monitor health, paramedics will help residents with prescribed treatment regimens and provide information about prevention steps that may reduce the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19.
EMS Chief Brian Goff said that the grant will represent Sun Prairie EMS’s first venture into an outreach program of this scope.
Sun Prairie EMS officials said they accept people and families into the program based on referrals from concerned family, friends, and physicians whose patients would benefit from the at-home care.
Interested residents can submit self-referrals to Sun Prairie EMS at EMS@cityofsunprairie.com or by phone at (608) 837-3604.