Feb 07 2006

Graham Announces $750,000 for Pee Dee Healthy Start

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Pee Dee Healthy Start in Florence will receive a $750,000 grant to eliminate disparities in perinatal health. The Healthy Start Initiative develops and implements strategies to eliminate factors contributing to infant mortality, low birth weight, and other adverse outcomes. Healthy Start forms coalitions with health care providers, businesses, and public and private organizations to address these issues. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####