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May, 2011

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Posted by: | Posted on: May 17, 2011

HHS launches $100M in grants to fight chronic disease

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has made available more than $100 million in funding for up to 75 community transformation grants. HHS officials said the grants, funded by the Affordable Care Act, are aimed at helping communities reduce chronic diseases.

“Community Transformation Grants will empower local communities with resources, information and flexibility to help make their residents healthier,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in making the grant announcement on May 13. “By helping to transform communities at the ground level, these efforts can have a major impact on the health of Americans.”

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