Utah Program Awarded Women's Health Grant

Utah Program Awarded Women's Health Grant

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Women's Health Information Network -- or UWIN -- will get a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Human Services to improve health care programs for local women.

UWIN is a program of the University of Utah's Center of Excellence in Women's Health.

The first segment of the project will focus on diabetes care in community and public health care partnerships.

Utah ranks 10th nationally for diabetes deaths. The disease is the sixth leading cause of death for Utah women.

Other statewide project objectives include improving the availability of health information for patients and care providers, developing nutrition intervention programs and physical activity programs, and improving gestational diabetes tracking with an eye on programs to improve outcomes.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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