Health department gets $3.5M for chronic disease
By The Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Rhode Island Department of Health has received a $3.5 million grant to help prevent obesity and other chronic diseases, together with reducing health disparities among at-risk populations.
The award, announced Friday, is through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is one of 21 awards to state and city health departments totaling $69.5 million. The new federal program expands on a state-level effort that began last year.
Low-income individuals and those with inadequate access to care or poor quality of care will be the priority populations.
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