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Lansing — Michigan is getting more than $7.7 million in grants to prevent chronic diseases.

The funding announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focuses on preventing tobacco use, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Funded in part by the Affordable Care Act, the awards aim to strengthen state and local programs. A total of seven awards are being made to help in Michigan. A list of grants is posted on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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