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Health department scores Blue Shield grant to aid care delivery
Merced Sun-Star

The Merced County Department of Public Health has received a new grant that will help it continue efforts to better integrate primary care and mental health services.

The department received $150,000 from the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the maximum amount for this grant.

The award will help address gaps between mental health, substance abuse and primary care services, said Kathleen Grassi, the department’s director.