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By Michele Smith
The Times 

County to Benefit from Medicaid Transformation Project

Student-focused healthy eating, active living program will begin in 2018


September 7, 2017

DAYTON – The federal Health Care Authority has made 1.2 billion dollars available to promote Medicaid transformation projects over the next five years. Nine counties in the HCA’s Greater Columbia Region, including Columbia County, stand to benefit, according to Martha Lanman, the County Public Health Administrator who serves on the leadership committee.

The Greater Columbia Region was originally sponsoring eight projects and Lanman picked “5,2,1,0,” which is a Chronic Disease/Wellness project that targets diabetes prevention in children.

“5,2,1,0 stands for five fruits and vegeta...

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