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UT Martin Initiative Receives 3 Year Grant

March 9th, 2013 - By Steve James

The State Department of Health has awarded UT Martin’s Healthy Family Initiative a $706,000 grant

The initiative aims to increase the number of healthy pregnancies and births in at risk communities.

The three year project will target women and at risk children in Dyer, Lake and Lauderdale counties.

The service area was determined based on multiple risk factors such as high teen birth rates, high rates of child poverty, and limited access to adequate health care.

The percentage of children living in poverty in the three selected counties exceeds the state average of 26.3 percent