Local health clinic uses $50 K grant for chronic disease care

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A local, low-cost clinic has been awarded thousands of dollars in the fight against chronic disease.

The $50,000 grant is part of a nation-wide effort to provide affordable care, more access to clinics and bring awareness to the issue. According to a survey conducted by CVS Care Mark, the US spends $1 trillion in chronic disease care, and 7 in 10 people are affected by the illnesses. Most people don't know what constitutes a chronic disease, and that category of illness is the leading cause of death in the country.

CVS Care Mark and the National Association of Community Health Centers have partnered to provide $3 million over a 3-year period to 21 health centers across the country. Two of those, are in Indiana. In addition to the Maple City Health Center, a clinic in Muncie was also chosen.

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