Public Health gets funding to battle chronic disease

Delaware gets half a million dollars to prevent chronic disease.

The state Division of Public Health will use the money to fund programs to reduce diabetes, heart disease and chronic disease risk factors.  The money comes from the Affordable Care Act and is part of about $40 million sent to states around the nation.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year, and they account for nearly three‐fourths of the more than $2.5 trillion our nation spends annually on medical care.


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