One-stop health care planned in Beaverton

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Health care providers are planning Beaverton's first one-stop health and wellness center, funded in part by a $1.6 million federal grant.

Many of those services already exist, but are scattered throughout the city, health care leaders said at a press conference this week. Services instead should be combined under one roof in Beaverton, especially at prices affordable to low-income residents and aging baby boomers, leaders said.

The city recently received a $1.6 million Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The city will distribute the money among six health care groups, which will develop new programs to reduce the risks of obesity, diabetes, heart attack and stroke.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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