CDC funds of $1m aimed at chronic disease in W.Va.

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 27, 2014 at 12:11 p.m.



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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded grants totaling more than $1 million to support local programs to reduce the incidence of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and stroke in West Virginia.

The state has been awarded nearly $600,000, while West Virginia University will receive $427,000. The grants will be used for an initiative that includes intervention strategies through existing outreach services.

The CDC funding was announced by U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall.

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