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Health department to receive state funds

DAVENPORT—The Lincoln County Health Department has been allotted $490,000 a year over a two-year span in Foundational Public Health Funding as part of the state budget. The money will be disbursed in six-month increments beginning July 1, public health administrator Ed Dzedzy told the Lincoln County Commissioners at the commissioner’s meeting Monday, Nov. 15.

Dzedzy said the department expects that funding will increase as time goes on.

The department hopes to fill two new positions and re-hire an existing unfilled position with the funds. The new positions include an environmental health dire...

 

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