The money comes from the new federal health care law's Community Transformation grant. It will help fund programs aimed at fighting tobacco use, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise.
New fight against heroin abuse spans state agencies, health care
Minnesota's latest effort to fight abuse of heroin and other opiates brings together a range of government departments and health care providers. The health, public safety, human services, and education departments are all involved. So are doctors, since many addictions grow out of the painkillers they prescribe.