Elk Grove-based American Academy of Pediatrics gets federal grant

Daily Herald report
Updated 11/7/2014 5:00 PM

The American Academy of Pediatrics in Elk Grove Village has received a federal grant to support evidence-based childhood obesity treatment and improve access and systems of care, officials said.

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth announced Friday that the $34,977 Department of Health and Human Services grant was awarded through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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"These grants are vital to improving the health care in our communities and making the 8th District a great place to live, work and raise a family," Duckworth said in a news release.

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