VT Health Department to Award Grants to Prevent Chronic Illness

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/01 2014 11:18AM

Updated 05/01 2014 06:23PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Vermont Health Department to award $1.5 million in grants to help prevent chronic illness across the state. 

A press release says the grants will be used to support smoke-free parks and housing, safe places to be physically active, better access to healthy foods, and programs to prevent alcohol and drug abuse. 

“These grants will consolidate and strengthen public health efforts to prevent the major causes of chronic disease: smoking, overweight and physical inactivity, and alcohol and drug abuse,” said Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD. 

The grants will be distributed over the course of three years to 18 community organizations. 

For a full list of the grant recipients visit: http://healthvermont.gov/local/grants.

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