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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
Award Amount

Broward Regional Health Planning Council (Florida)


City of Austin Health & Human Services Department (Texas)


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


Denver Health and Hospital Authority (Colorado)


Douglas County Health Department (Nebraska)


Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (Minnesota)


Illinois Department of Public Health


Iowa Department of Public Health


Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (California)


Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (Kentucky)


Maine Department of Health and Human Services/Maine CDC


Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


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


Massachusetts Department of Public Health (to serve Middlesex County)


Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation (Missouri)


Minnesota Department of Health


Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services


New Mexico Department of Health


North Carolina Division of Public Health


Oklahoma City-County Health Department (Oklahoma)


Philadelphia Department of Public Health (Pennsylvania)


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


San Francisco Department of Public Health (California)


Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Michigan)


South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control


South Dakota Department of Health


Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (Alaska)


Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (Washington)


Texas Department of State Health Services


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


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


University of Rochester Medical Center (New York)


Vermont Department of Health


Washington State Department of Health


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health


Capacity-Building Awards

Capacity-Building Communities and States
Award Amount

Austen BioInnovation Institute (Ohio)


Bernalillo County Office of Environmental Health (New Mexico)


Cobb Public Health (Georgia)


Confederated Tribes of The Chehalis Reservation (Washington)


Connecticut Department of Public Health


County of Kern, Public Health Services Department (California)


Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (Virginia)


Fresno County Department of Public Health (California)


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


Houston Department of Health & Human Services (Texas)


Lancaster General Health (Pennsylvania)


Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals


My Brother’s Keeper Inc. (Mississippi)


New Jersey Prevention Network


North Dakota Department of Health


Public Health-Dayton and Montgomery County (Ohio)


Sierra Health Foundation (Sacramento Co., California)


Sophie Trettevick Indian Health Center (Washington)


Spectrum Health Hospitals (Kent Co., Michigan)


Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (California)


Toiyabe Indian Health Project (California)


Ulkerreuil A Klengar (Republic of Palau)


Unlawful Narcotics Investigation Treatment Education, Inc. (Kentucky)


Utah Department of Health


Ventura County Public Health(California)


Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (Alaska)


To learn more about the Community Transformation Grant program, including the work proposed by each grantee, visit

  • Page last reviewed: September 27, 2011
  • Page last updated: September 27, 2011
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