Rural Health Grants

A hospital's relationship with its community is an integral part of its ability to serve residents and improve their access to healthcare. Since 1995, MultiPlan's Rural Health Outreach Grant Program has awarded over a half million dollars to help rural hospitals reach out with programs and services that address the healthcare needs of their communities.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 MultiPlan Rural Health Outreach Grant -

  • Faith Community Health System in Jacksboro, Texas will use their grant for their Wellness by Faith program, which provides health information presentations to members of the community. The presentations are led by health care professionals and focus on topics relevant to three targeted populations: women, Hispanic Women and senior citizens.
  • Ringgold County Hospital in Mt. Ayr, Iowa will use their grant to support the Ringgold County Community Health Coalition. Their plan is to equip kiosks with electronic tablets stationed at various locations in the community. These health information stations will allow for a non-threatening environment where members of the community can complete health questionnaires and access healthcare resources and information.
  • Stonewall Memorial Hospital in Aspermont, Texas will use the grant in conjunction with their Transition of Care program which provides much needed assistance to patients after they have been discharged from the hospital. As part of the program, the Transition of Care nurse will follow up with patients to ensure they understand their healthcare instructions, have necessary prescriptions and, if necessary, arrange for transportation for follow-up appointments.

Eligibility requirements
Applying hospitals must meet these requirements to be eligible for a Rural Health Outreach Grant:

  • The applicant must be a participating provider of the MultiPlan, PHCS, HealthEOS, Beech Street or Texas True Choice networks.
  • The applicant must be a hospital in a rural area with population less than 1,000 persons per square mile.
  • The facility must provide acute care.
  • The facility must be considered an inpatient hospital.

For more information about the MultiPlan Rural Health Outreach Grant, contact us at