Several Fiscal Year 2012 Prevention and Public Health Fund-financed community health programs
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) has announced the second round of Community
Transformation Grant (CTG) Program funding. Over $70 million has been
made available to 40 national, state, and local organizations to prevent
disease and improve health in communities across the nation. These new
CTG grants are focused at populations of less than 500,000. For a
link to all CTG grants, both current and new – http://www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation/funds/index.htm.
For more details on the individual small community awards – http://www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation/small-communities/awardees.htm.
According to the CDC, the grants will help "
implement broad, sustainable
strategies that will reduce health disparities and expand clinical and
community preventive services that will directly impact about 9.2 million
Funding announced for a new
round of awards for the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
(REACH) program. Approximately $21.9 million is available for, "
weight, proper nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, and emotional
well-being and overall mental health. Additionally, awardees are addressing
disparities in heart disease, diabetes, infant mortality, and asthma. New
awardees will distribute at least 75% of funds to support at least 90
community-based organizations, annually, across the country to apply evidence-
and practice-based initiatives that reduce health disparities for those
experiencing high burden of chronic disease and its risk factors.” For
a list of awardees -
$12.3 million in funds have been awarded for two REACH Obesity and
Hypertension Demonstration Projects -- http://www.cdc.gov/reach/new_reach/reach-demo.htm
-- that will, "increase the evidence around programs that are effective in
racial and ethnic communities, which bear the greatest burden”. Approximately
$12.3M will fund the REACH Demonstration Projects.”