New UF grant to give incentive to low income families to “get fit”
Researchers from the University of Florida have received a grant for about $10 million to help people get motivated to improve their lifestyle. The grant money will give funds to low-income individuals with chronic-illnesses that otherwise could not afford the pricey services. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’S Maria Tridas reports how this UF led Texas-based study could become a national model for health incentive programs nationwide.
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