Grant funds awarded to SE NE ambulance services

(KJLZA)--A new initiative is underway to help ensure access to high-quality emergency medical services in rural Nebraska.

Ambulances in 20 rural Nebraska communities and counties, with more being added, are being equipped with telemedicine technology.

Participating sites communities and services included in the initiative is Humboldt Rescue and the Pawnee County Ambulance service.

Avel eCare, which is partnering with the state of Nebraska on the initiative, has been collaborating with healthcare systems and healthcare professionals in Nebraska for more than 20 years.

The $1.3 million initiative is funded by a Centers for Disease Control Health Disparities grant.

Community leaders interested in finding out how to get involved, can contact Tim Wilson at or (402) 471-0124.

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