Funding Alerts from Prevention and Public Health Fund
Three September 2012 funding announcements:
1) 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 on populations of less than 500,000. View all CTG grants, both current and new. 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 Americans.”
2) Also announced is a new round of awards for the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. Approximately $21.9 million is available for “changes in 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.” See the list of awardees.
3) Approximately $12.3 million in funds have been awarded for two REACH Obesity and Hypertension Demonstration Projects that will “increase the evidence around programs that are effective in racial and ethnic communities, which bear the greatest burden”.