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HHS marks $650 million for wellness initiative
Modern Healthcare - Rebecca Vesely

The HHS has announced a $650 million prevention and wellness initiative, with funding from the federal stimulus law. Communities can apply for $373 million in grants for programs that will improve physical activity and nutrition and lower obesity and smoking rates. The initiative, called Communities Putting Prevention to Work, will be led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

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