Florida Health Officials Chosen for Health Project

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Officials at the Department of Health of Seminole County have been chosen to take part in a national project to reduce health disparities among children and adults.

Dr. Swannie Jett and assistant health officer Donna Walsh are one of 12 health officer teams that have been chosen from across the country by the Kresge Foundation to be part of the 16-month initiative.

Kresge is awarding the Seminole County team $125,000 and technical assistance to implement a project in the community to help identify health disparities. The goal is to help position public health officers and their agencies to effectively develop and implement solutions for community problems.

Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion private foundation that works to expand opportunities in America's cities through grant making and investments in community-based projects.

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