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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services announced the winners of 81 new Health Care Innovation Awards.

The awards, made available by the Affordable Care Act, will support projects nationwide designed to deliver high-quality medical care, enhance the health care workforce and save money.

Combined with the awards announced last month, HHS has awarded 107 projects that intend to save the health care system an estimated $1.9 billion over the next three years.

“Thanks to the health care law, we are giving people in local communities the resources they need to make our health care system stronger,” said Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Projects will be located in urban and rural areas, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.