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Professor receives grant to begin health promotion plan for youth

Friday, January 11, 2013

OPHI logoDr. Dalen Duitsman, director of Ozarks Public Health Institute (OPHI) at Missouri State University, was received a grant of $49,759 from the Missouri Foundation for Health for his project “Youth Advocates for Tobacco Free Policy.”

The goal of the project is to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, increase awareness of cessation services and prevent use among youth.

OPHI, beginning in 2001, addresses public health issues in Missouri through collaboration with local government and community organizations. The Missouri Foundation for Health is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.

For more information, contact Duitsman at (417) 836-5550.


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