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Investing in Healthier Communities

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The Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Program improves the health and wellness of all Americans.

The program helps communities design and carry out local programs that prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

CTG is expected to reach more than 4 out of 10 people in the United States. That’s about 130 million Americans.

Investing in Healthier Communities

In 2011, CDC gave $103 million to 61 state and local governments, tribes and territories, and nonprofit organizations in 36 states. CDC also gave nearly $4 million to 6 national networks of community-based organizations.

CTG awardees are working with partners from many sectors. Some partners include:

  • Schools and school districts
  • Transportation experts
  • Businesses
  • Faith-based organizations

Awardees have also funded local organizations to help make healthy changes in their communities. About 120 million Americans will benefit from these efforts.

In 2012, CTG added the Small Communities Program. More than $70 million went to 40 neighborhoods, school districts, villages, towns, cities, and counties with fewer than 500,000 people. These grants help smaller communities make lasting changes to reduce health gaps and expand services to prevent and manage chronic diseases. CTG Small Communities will help improve health for about 9.2 million more Americans.

Follow the links below to learn more about CTG.

Small Communities Program

National Dissemination and Support Initiative