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DHS Receives Five-Year Grant for Suicide Prevention

Wisconsin one of six states to receive federal grant


October 13, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced that it has received a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent suicide in the state. The award is for $868,730, with similar funding expected for each of the next four years. Five other states were chosen for funding through the competitive grant process: Florida, Georgia, New York, North Dakota, and Oregon.

The money will be used to reduce deaths in areas of our state with the highest rates of suicide through several strategies, including establishing partnerships with groups inv...

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