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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah has been selected as one of a dozen cities to receive grant money through the National League of Cities to reduce the number of uninsured children and families.

The Savannah Morning News reported Friday that Step Up Savannah, Inc., on behalf of the city, will receive a $30,000 grant and technical assistance for developing an outreach campaign to boost enrollment in Medicaid and the PeachCare program.

Step Up Director Daniel Dodd-Ramirez says the goal will be to reduce in two years the number of uninsured children to roughly 2,500 from the current count of 5,100.

The newspaper says the effort will involve representatives of the Chatham County Health Department, the Department of Community Health and the Chatham County Department of Family and Children Services.

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