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The Healthy Communities Collaborative of Morrison County recently received a $114,526 grant to promote the “Start Strong” project, which aims to build awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. Pictured are Start Strong Task Force members front row (from left): Yvette Anez (Morrison County Public Health), left, and Karilyn Avery M.D. (Family Medical Center pediatrician). Back row (from left): Mary Kenna (HCC program coordinator), Stephanie Hakes (University of Minnesota Extension), and Peggy Martin, Diane Slimmer, Cris Vodak and Susan Okoniewski M.D., all of St. Gabriel’s Hospital. Not pictured are: Kate Bjorge (HCC), Jackie Och (Family Medical Center), Becky Schyma (Family Medical Center), Deb Sobiech (TCC Early Head Start) and Richael Weinand (St. Gabriel’s Hospital).

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