Grays Harbor Among Counties to Receive US Grant Dollars

MONTESANO, Wash. – Grays Harbor is among 11 counties in Washington receiving a 2.3 million dollar federal grant to find solutions to chronic disease in high risk counties for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. The Washington State Department of Health announced today that the federal Community Transformation Grant is part of 103 million dollars being awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services nationwide to help reduce chronic disease. The State Department of Health said grant money will be used to expand efforts in tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating as well as quality clinical and preventative services.