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.