Missouri universities, colleges get $33.5 million for health education

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 | 11:05 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is visiting the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday to discuss a program designed to expand health education programs at public universities.

The program uses $33.5 million from the federal stimulus package to give the schools a one-time budget boost for the health care programs. The state's 10 universities and Linn State Technical College are participating.

The extra money doesn't have to be used for the health education program, and several schools initially said they would use the funds for other needs. Since then, all the schools have pledged to use the money for health education after encouragement from Nixon's office.


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