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Furman institute gets Healthy Greenville grant

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Furman University Institute for the Advancement of Community Health has received a $592,486 grant to address the care for Greenville’s senior adult population through the Healthy Greenville initiative. The three-year grant covers the work of a coalition that tackles health-harming legal barriers in the senior adult community. The coalition, led by the Furman University Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, includes Greenville Health System and South Carolina Legal Services.

The grant is part of $5.3 million approved by the Greenville Health Authority Board of Trustees to improve health-related care, health education and health research for the citizens of Greenville County, according to a news release.

Others receiving grants for the Healthy Greenville initiative include Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences, Pendleton Place, The Phoenix Center and Communities in Schools, the release said.

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