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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials are working to address the threat posed to infants by opioid addiction and other substance abuse.

Lawmakers and health care officials are gathering on Thursday to announce a new effort linking the ongoing work to combat addiction to the medical needs of infants.

The effort is aimed at increasing prevention, recognition and treatment of substance exposure in infants, and ensuring that they and their families get the support they need. 

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - State officials are touting a $5.5 million grant from the federal grant in their effort to improve early childhood education programs.

Gov. Jack Markell planned to visit La Fiesta Child Care Center in Wilmington on Thursday to discuss the grant announced this week.

The child care center is part of the Latin American Community Center and a partner site that will benefit from federal health and human services grant.