New Mexico Gets Federal Health Funds

New Mexico – The state of New Mexico will receive nearly $952,000 for children services.

The funding comes from a grant program created in the new health insurance reform law. It will be used to support home visiting initiatives based on the well-being of families with young children.

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, a New Mexico Democrat, says the funds will help at-risk families by providing services in the field like health, child protection, early education and social services so that children can have a healthy start in life.

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