Pennsylvania has portioned out $12.3 million of its national tobacco settlement money to three cancer research programs. Separately, community-based hospitals, health centers, rural health clinics and other facilities in rural Pennsylvania counties are receiving a total of $43 million from the settlement. The three cancer research grants include: $3.2 million for Allegheny-Singer Research Institute and its partner, Carnegie-Mellon University; $3.5 million for Dickinson College of Carlisle and its partner, again Carnegie-Mellon University; and $5.6 million for the University of Pittsburgh and its work with the Pennsylvania Cancer Alliance. Meanwhile, the community-based health infrastructure and services grants include matching funds of up to $500,000 for 39 licensed rural hospitals. The hospitals, which in total are sharing $18.6 million, will use the money for the purchase of medical or surgical equipment such as imaging machines, patient beds, laboratory equipment and monitors. -- by Cinda Becker
Pa. uses tobacco settlement for cancer, rural care
Send us a letter
Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print.