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Human Services Department Awarded Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Grant

Barnstable County human Services LogoA community-based partnership led by the Barnstable County Department of Human Services is one of nine such partnerships in the Commonwealth to receive funds in an innovative health and wellness initiative, the Patrick Administration announced today. The Administration announced more than $40 million in grants that will be shared by nine partnerships to help fight chronic illness and improve health outcomes on the community level while reducing health care costs. Part of the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, this first-in-the-nation effort is part of a $60 million grant over four years created by the Legislature and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our community. We will be working with our partners to develop sustained community-based services to help all adults self-manage serious diseases like diabetes and hypertension and to prevent falls among seniors,” said Beth Albert, Director of the Barnstable County Department of Human Services.

Please visit the Human Services website to view the full press release and to learn more about this and other exciting progress and programs being made available by Human Services right here in our community…

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