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|Knox County Board of Health Talks State Money
|The President of the Knox County Board of Health says board members are happy to hear about funding numbers at the Knox County Health Department that were recently released.
Knox County Board of Health Interim Administrator Rhonda Peterson presented board members Thursday night with the numbers that were released July 31st regarding certain grants and programs that will be funded at the health department.
Peterson says the biggest grant they were worried about, the local health protection grant, would be fully funded. She says the health department still haven't been paid by the state for services from last fiscal year.
Peterson told the board there were a number of other grants that were receiving funding, even through most did not get full funds. "The Lead (testing) program was funded at 72%, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (grant) was fully funded, the Teen Parent Services Program was funded at 85%," Peterson said. "That was a lot more than what we thought. That was about a 90% reduction from what we're going to get."
Peterson also told the board the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer grant was funded at 96% in Knox County but will get no money for outreach programs. She says they still have some money left over from the last year that is earmarked for outreach so that money can still be utilized.
Knox County Board of Health President Jeanne Harland says she's happy overall but you want all your programs funded at 100 percent and the money the department will be receiving speaks well of local health departments around the state.
|08 13 09 by Newsroom
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