HARRISBURG, Pa (WBNG) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health discussed the work of the Regional Response Health Collaborative (RRHC) to strengthen the support for long-term care facilities Monday. DOH Secretary Doctor Rachel Levine says the RRHC staff has helped with the state’s efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the more vulnerable populations. Funding for the RRHC is expected to end Dec.1. The Department of Health is hoping the efforts made so far from the program will convince the state to continue funding. The RRHC was created over the summer to provide assistance to long term care facilities. It provides operational, educational and clinical support to long term care facilities, including on site COVID-19 testing. The RRHC is deployed in six regions across the state to help yield any possible outbreaks at long term care facilities. “The RRHC provide a local point of response that has helped with everything with ensuring staff are using PPE correctly, to providing staffing itself and decompressing a facility if necessary,” Levine said.