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Georgia Awarded $3.2 Million NIH Grant to Improve Chronic Disease Management in the Workplace

Chronic diseases – such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer – are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Yet, these diseases can often be prevented or better managed with early detection, improved diet, exercise, and interactions with health care professionals. Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Public Health have received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at improving opportunities for individuals to better manage their chronic illness in the workplace.