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1.5 Million grant awarded to LDH for diabetes, heart disease prevention

Posted at 12:41 PM, Jun 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-21 13:41:48-04

In a press release, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced a grant of nearly $1.5 million is being awarded to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will grant LDH $1,483,586 to fund research for the prevention of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

“As a doctor, protecting those who are at particularly high risk is a priority,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding will allow Louisiana to do the research we need to improve health outcomes of our communities.”