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Plans to spearhead prevention programs set by county

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Washington County public health officials are looking to state grants to help tackle some of the county's top issues like obesity and chronic diseases associated with smoking and poor health.

County commissioners voted 3-2 April 7 to submit a grant proposal to the state Department of Health that, if approved, would give the county's public health department $75,000 to begin working on localizing the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP).

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