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Niagara Health Department wins grant

LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Health Department announced Tuesday that it has won a competitive $20,900 grant for use in the county’s sexually transmitted disease program.

The state Health Department awarded the grant after checking the county clinic’s adequacy of treatment and completeness of record-keeping and communicable disease reporting measures.

The six-month testing period showed Niagara County with a score of 99.4 out of 100.

Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton said the credit belongs to the staff of the department’s nursing division, which operates the clinic in Niagara Falls. “Their diligent attention to quality of care in our disease control and prevention programs is a testament to their dedication to improving the health of our communities,” Stapleton said.