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Infertility Prevention Project Funds Awarded to WSCHS (Aug. 4th, 2009)

Starting in 2010, WSCHS’ Health Start Program will receive Infertility Prevention Project funds.

August 4, 2009. Press release from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH):

In a continuing effort to reduce infertility resulting from the spread of chlamydia and gonorrhea, MDH announced that four agencies representing nine clinics will receive federal Infertility Prevention Project (IPP) funds for the period January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2013.

A total of approximately $830,000 in federal money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be awarded over a four-year period. Funds are intended to support and increase the efforts of these clinics that are aimed at preventing the spread of chlamydia and gonorrhea in uninsured sexually active females between the ages of 15 and 25 years of age and their sexual partners who live in Minnesota.

Infertility Prevention Project Contract Recipients – 2010-2013
Hennepin County Human Service and Public Health, Public Health Clinic ($160,000)
Saint Paul-Ramsey County Department of Public Health, Family Planning and Room 111 clinics ($160,000)
Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota ($310,000)
Children’s Hospital, Inc, Teen Age Medical Services ($104,000)
West Side Community Health Services, Health Start ($96,000)

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