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CDC Awards Community Transformation Grants

On September 27, the Department of Health and Human Services announced approximately $103 million in Community Transformation Grants (CTG) to states and communities, serving approximately 120 million Americans throughout the country. These projects are part of a comprehensive HHS initiative to address the health and well-being of our communities, and will be administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Photo: A family walking in a parkThe awards to 61 states and communities will support the planning and implementation of projects proven to reduce chronic diseases, which are responsible for 75% of health care costs in the United States. By promoting healthy lifestyles, especially among population groups experiencing the greatest burden of chronic disease, these grants will help improve health, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending. These awards will be dispersed among state and local government agencies, tribes and territories, and state and local non-profit organizations.

Awardees will address the following priority areas:

  1. tobacco-free living;
  2. active living and healthy eating; and
  3. evidence-based quality clinical and other preventive services with a central focus on prevention and control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Reducing health disparities and advancing health equity are core principles of the CTG program. Awardees will target underserved populations, and at least 20 percent of the grants will be distributed among rural and frontier areas. All communities will work on both population-wide improvement and reducing disparities in health outcomes across identified population groups.

Among the 61 CTG communities, 35 communities and states are receiving funding for the implementation of evidence-based and practice-based interventions designed to improve health and wellness, and 26 communities and states are receiving funding for capacity building to improve community health by laying a solid foundation for community prevention efforts.

Implementation Awards

Implementation Communities and States
(N=35)
Award Amount

Broward Regional Health Planning Council (Florida)

$1,766,476

City of Austin Health & Human Services Department (Texas)

$1,026,158

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (California)

$3,053,793

Denver Health and Hospital Authority (Colorado)

$610,345

Douglas County Health Department (Nebraska)

$510,199

Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (Minnesota)

$1,156,212

Illinois Department of Public Health

$4,781,121

Iowa Department of Public Health

$3,007,856

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (California)

$9,848,011

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (Kentucky)

$721,594

Maine Department of Health and Human Services/Maine CDC

$1,318,301

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

$1,945,289

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (to serve state minus large counties)

$1,505,006

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (to serve Middlesex County)

$1,574,982

Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation (Missouri)

$705,708

Minnesota Department of Health

$3,603,724

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

$769,195

New Mexico Department of Health

$1,500,000

North Carolina Division of Public Health

$7,466,092

Oklahoma City-County Health Department (Oklahoma)

$716,704

Philadelphia Department of Public Health (Pennsylvania)

$1,547,297

Public Health Institute (to serve the state of California minus large counties)

$5,926,365

San Francisco Department of Public Health (California)

$815,358

Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Michigan)

$500,000

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

$4,624,724

South Dakota Department of Health

$812,383

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (Alaska)

$499,588

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (Washington)

$796,836

Texas Department of State Health Services

$10,000,000

The Fund for Public Health in New York (New York)

$8,391,881

University Health Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Wisconsin)

$4,695,253

University of Rochester Medical Center (New York)

$733,703

Vermont Department of Health

$621,760

Washington State Department of Health

$3,256,347

West Virginia Bureau for Public Health

$1,883,603

Capacity-Building Awards

Capacity-Building Communities and States
(N=26)
Award Amount

Austen BioInnovation Institute (Ohio)

$500,000

Bernalillo County Office of Environmental Health (New Mexico)

$497,353

Cobb Public Health (Georgia)

$499,000

Confederated Tribes of The Chehalis Reservation (Washington)

$498,663

Connecticut Department of Public Health

$493,891

County of Kern, Public Health Services Department (California)

$416,577

Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (Virginia)

$499,559

Fresno County Department of Public Health (California)

$499,695

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (Wisconsin)

$499,982

Houston Department of Health & Human Services (Texas)

$500,000

Lancaster General Health (Pennsylvania)

$233,577

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

$500,000

My Brother’s Keeper Inc. (Mississippi)

$500,000

New Jersey Prevention Network

$500,000

North Dakota Department of Health

$370,684

Public Health-Dayton and Montgomery County (Ohio)

$180,246

Sierra Health Foundation (Sacramento Co., California)

$499,229

Sophie Trettevick Indian Health Center (Washington)

$218,929

Spectrum Health Hospitals (Kent Co., Michigan)

$333,321

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (California)

$293,899

Toiyabe Indian Health Project (California)

$500,000

Ulkerreuil A Klengar (Republic of Palau)

$147,106

Unlawful Narcotics Investigation Treatment Education, Inc. (Kentucky)

$500,000

Utah Department of Health

$499,366

Ventura County Public Health(California)

$481,036

Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (Alaska)

$193,340

To learn more about the Community Transformation Grant program, including the work proposed by each grantee, visit www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation

  • Page last reviewed: September 27, 2011
  • Page last updated: September 27, 2011
  • Content source:
    • Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs
    • Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs
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