State Awards Grants To Address Disparities In Health Care

Seven organizations across Massachusetts are getting state grants to address disparities in health care.

State Attorney General Martha Coakley said the grants will fund wellness programs aimed at low-income teens and will help to combat chronic diseases.

"They're going to work on the problems that are the biggest cost drivers. For instance, obesity, diabetes — a lot of the issues that have been tough to get at in terms of cost containment and wellness," Coakley said.

The funding for the $1.5 million in grants comes from state settlements with drug companies and medical device makers.

This program aired on February 23, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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