CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has received a $14 million federal grant to fund work into improving care for adults with cognitive disabilities and Alzheimer's disease.
The three-year grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and aims to help prevent illness and emergency room visits. URI says it is projected to save the state and federal governments just over $15 million in health care costs. It also says it will create about 31 jobs and train 226 workers.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Rep. David Cicilline and others will formally announce details of the grant in a news conference in Cranston on Monday.