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For Immediate Release: October 10, 2000
Contact: CDC Media Relations (404) 639-3286
CDC awards funds to communities for projects to help eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $19 million to community coalitions in 15 states to help address racial and ethnic disparities in health in the United States. In addition, the National Institutes of Health contributed $5 million dollars, for a total of $24 million, and has pledged to sustain that level of support for 4 additional years.
"The CDC is committed to eliminating the disparities in health status experienced by racial and ethnic minority populations by the year 2010, while continuing the progress made in improving the overall health of the American people," said CDC Director Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan.
"We are pleased to continue to support community-based programs that are effective in reaching and serving these affected populations."
This is the second year that CDC has awarded the funds as part of its initiative, "Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH 2010)." REACH 2010 is a demonstration project that targets six health priority areas: infant mortality, improving breast and cervical cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, improving child and/or adult immunization levels, and HIV/AIDS.
A total of 24 community coalitions will receive funding this year to implement the plans they've developed to reduce disparities in a geographically defined minority population. The populations include African American, American Indian, Hispanic American, Asian American, and Pacific Islander. The list of grantees is attached.
REACH 2001 PHASE II FUNDED PROJECTS
|GRANTEE NAME||STATE||HEALTH PRIORITY||RACE/ETHNICITY|
|Access Community Health Network||IL||Breast & Cervical Cancer||AfA, HA|
|Boston Public Health Commission||MA||Breast & Cervical Cancer||AfA|
|Carolinas Health Care System||NC||Cardiovascular Disease/Diabetes||AfA|
|Ctr for Community Health Education||MA||HIV/AIDS||AfA|
|Chicago Dept. of Health||IL||Diabetes, CVD||AfA, HA|
|Community Health Councils of LA||CA||Cardiovascular Disease/Diabetes||AfA|
|Community Health & Social Svcs.||MI||Diabetes||AfA, HA|
|Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians||NC||Diabetes||AI|
|Florida International University||FL||HIV/AIDS||AfA, HA|
|Fulton Co. Dept. of Health & Wellness||GA||Cardiovascular Disease||AfA|
|Genessee County Health Dept.||MI||Infant Mortality||AfA|
|Greater Lawrence Family Health||MA||Diabetes/CVD||HA|
|Harbor-UCLA Research & Education Institute||CA||Immunization||AfA, HA|
|Institute for Urban Family Health||NY||Diabetes, CVD||AfA, HA|
|Lowell Community Health Center||MA||Cardiovascular Disease||AsA|
|Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health||TN||Cardiovascular Disease/Diabetes||AfA|
|Medical University of SC||SC||Diabetes||AfA|
|Migrant Health Promotion||TX||Diabetes||HA|
|National Black Women's Health Project||LA||Cardiovascular Disease||AfA|
|Oklahoma State Dept. of Health||OK||Diabetes/CVD||AI|
|Seattle-King County Dept. of Public Health||WA||Diabetes||AfA, HA, AsA, PI|
|Trustees of Columbia University||NY||Immunization||AfA, HA|
|University of Alabama, Birmingham||AL||Breast & Cervical Cancer||AfA|
|University of California, San Francisco||CA||Breast & Cervical Cancer||AsA|
AfA = African American
AI = American Indian
AsA = Asian American
HA = HispanicAmerican
PI = Pacific Islander
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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