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DHPE Funded to Support Nearly 50 Local Communities Addressing Chronic Disease

Wednesday, November 25, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Nearly 50 Communities Awarded for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Centers for Disease Control's Division of Community Health (CDC/DCH) has funded 47 new communities to improve healthy eating, improve opportunities for physical activity, promote tobacco-free/smoke free environments, and/or improve access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and disease management through clinical and community linkages. The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) will serve as technical assistance and communications support for these new grantees as part of the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention Grant.

These awards, which are part of CDC's Partnering for Improving Community Health (PICH) program, will be made to chapters or affiliates of the American Heart Association, American Planning Association, and National WIC Association to use policy, systems and environmental change approaches that reduce the risks of chronic diseases and promote healthier lifestyles. With this second round of funding, there are now 97 multi-sector local health coalitions that have been supported since April 2015.

The Society for Public Health Education will also continue their role of providing support to the newly funded grantees in terms of training, technical assistance, and communications through this Partnering4Health initiative.

Click here for a full list of the 47 local coalitions selected to participate in the second round of this three-year funding program. For more information about this program, visit


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