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Alabama got nearly $2 million to help pay for primary care in underserved areas

Approximately $283 million from the Affordable Care Act in 2014 went to increase primary care services in rural areas like Alabama, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Increasing funding for the National Health Service Corps will help increase primary care in areas that need it, said Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama.

UA Psychologists Receive Grants to Expand ‘Coping Power’ Research

Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer, associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, will serve as principal investigator on a three-year, $700,000 grant project in which Coping Power strategies will be combined with mindfulness training elements, like meditation and yoga, to reduce reactive aggression and future drug abuse in youths.