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Kentucky receives $1.7 million federal grant aimed at reducing chronic disease
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 4:02 AM EST
Kentucky has received a nearly $2 million federal grant aimed at reducing the most serious risk factors leading to obesity and chronic disease.
The $1.7 million grant comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The governor's office says Kentucky was among 32 states to receive enhanced funding.
Rankings from the United Health Foundation show Kentucky is near or at the bottom of nearly every major health indicator in the country.