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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Community health benefits from grants

Awards support needs assessment, transportation, mental health and more


DAYTON—Columbia, Asotin and Garfield counties will share an award in the amount of $110,000 from Greater Columbia Accountable Communities of Health to be spent on social determinants of need, said Columbia County Public Health Care Director Martha Lanman, last week.

Lanman said Columbia County’s share is $58,763 and the award will be split between the County Health Department and Columbia County Health System (CCHS).

Of that share, $10,013.96 will benefit the public health department’s insurance navigation program, signing people up for Medicaid and the Health Benefits Exchange progr...

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