Thursday, October 1, 2009
Finney County health advocates say they will use a $3.4 million grant to help families who don't know which of several agencies to contact when they need assistance.
The county will get the bulk of a $4.25 million grant to Kansas from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. That organization is giving $51 million nationwide for an effort called Project LAUNCH.
The project helps coordinate the various programs that offer physical, emotional, social and behavioral aspects of health care.
Finney County Health Coalition members say they hope to use the grant to expand programs, as well as promote home visits to those in need. Much of the focus will be on at-risk children.