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October 28, 2009

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Health and Senior Services Commissioner Howard Announces Grants to Help Minority Communities Manage Chronic Disease


New Brunswick Thursday, October 29, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Commissioner Heather Howard will announce that the state is awarding funding to community and faith-based agencies to expand a program that helps individuals in minority communities better manage their chronic diseases.

Agencies that received funding will expand New Jerseys Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). CDSMP was developed by the School of Medicine at Stanford University in California and is recognized internationally as a premiere, evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention program.

Commissioner Howard will make this announcement during a roundtable discussion on eliminating health disparities with grantees held at the New Jersey Women and AIDS Network, 103 Bayard Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick at 1 pm.


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