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Community Transformation Grants – Small Community Awards Summary of Proposed Project Activities

TRIBAL

Awardee Name: Benewah Medical Center and Wellness Center (BMC) (Idaho)
Funding Amount: $415,987
Target Population:Approximately 19,000 residents living in two Idaho and two eastern Washington counties, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and medically underserved communities
Summary of Project: The BMC – an accredited, comprehensive, ambulatory community health center, owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe – proposes to aid in the implementation of strategies on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation in order to improve overall community health by increasing access to preventive care, reducing tobacco use, improving nutritional habits, and increasing physical activity. The proposed project, Preventing Health Issues Through Transformation, will focus on assessing the needs of the community and identifying areas for improvement.

Awardee Name: Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma)
Funding Amount: $1,319,437
Target Population: Approximately 389,000 residents living in 14 counties in northeastern Oklahoma, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and medically underserved communities and persons affected by mental illness or substance abuse
Summary of Project: Cherokee Nation proposes to continue to develop tribal specific approaches that work on long-range, high-impact tribal public health goals within the intervention area. The project will focus on preventing and reducing tobacco use and obesity, increasing physical activity and improving nutrition.

Awardee Name: Tohono O'odham Community Action (Arizona)
Funding Amount: $200,000
Target Population: Approximately 200,000 medically underserved residents in southern Arizona
Summary of Project: The goal of the Tohono O’odham Heritage of Health Initiative (TOHOHI) is to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes on the Tohono O’odham Nation, a reservation in rural Southern Arizona. TOHOHI will use school-based programs to increase access to locally-grown foods, enroll eligible students in free/reduced school meal programs, involve school gardens and O'odham sports, and teach healthy behaviors. Additionally, the initiative will offer community-level nutrition/cooking programs, with locally-farmed foods, geared to individuals and families.

CALIFORNIA

Awardee Name: Community Health Councils
Funding Amount: $7,883,885
Target Population: Approximately 479,000 residents living in Los Angeles, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority communities
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The Community Health Councils proposes to improve the health of citizens in a targeted area of the County of Los Angeles that has a high demographic of minorities and low-income residents. The Council plans to accomplish this by increasing physical activity and access to healthier foods, decreasing access to tobacco and providing better management of weight and blood pressure.

Awardee Name: County of Sonoma
Funding Amount: $3,517,360
Target Population: Approximately 488,000 residents in Sonoma County, focusing on low-income and racial/ethnic minority communities and persons affected by mental illness or substance abuse
Sectors: Government, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Sonoma County proposes to: address smoking in multi-unit housing; increase the number of Baby Friendly hospitals; train school staff to integrate physical activity into the school day; expand Safe Routes to School; bring fresh farm produce to schools and to CalFresh and WIC recipients; implement a diabetes prevention program and increase hypertension management at community clinics; launch an educational media initiative on the dangers of secondhand smoke; and conduct training in healthy community design for planners, decision makers, and architects.

Awardee Name: St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake
Funding Amount: $497,076
Target Population: Approximately 65,000 residents living in Lake County, focusing on low-income and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Healthcare, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: St. Helena Hospital proposes to improve the health of all Lake County residents, as well as focus on specific population sectors, by reducing smoking-related deaths/disabilities and decreasing obesity. This project will focus on increasing tobacco cessation, implementing nutrition and physical activity strategies and increasing emotional well-being.

Awardee Name: County of Santa Clara
Funding Amount: $1,027,931
Target Population: Approximately 94,000 residents in the county of Santa Clara, focusing on racial/ethnic minority, low-income, and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Government, Public Health
Summary of Project: The Santa Clara County Public Health Department proposes implementing South County: United for Health to improve the health in a low-income, heavily Hispanic area by reducing weight, improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, reducing tobacco use, and improving emotional well-being and overall mental health.

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DELAWARE

Awardee Name: Nemours Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children
Funding Amount: $1,692,291
Target Population: Approximately 180,000 residents living in seven low-income school districts in Delaware, focusing on racial/ethnic minority and low-income communities
Sectors: Healthcare, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Nemours Health & Prevention Services proposes to improve active living, healthy eating, and social and emotional well-being in the intervention area. The project will focus on increasing the strength and comprehensiveness of district wellness policies, and on establishing infrastructures to support healthy lifestyles by engaging families and community partners to help increase physical activity and improve the nutrition, social, emotional, and mental well-being of children, their families, and district personnel.

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Awardee Name: District of Columbia Department of Health
Funding Amount: $1,759,249
Target Population: Approximately 445,000 residents living in the District of Columbia, focusing on racial/ethnic minority, low-income, medically underserved, and disabled communities
Sectors: Government, Public Health
Summary of Project: The District of Columbia Department of Health proposes to implement environmental and infrastructure improvements to increase physical activity opportunities; reduce weight and improve nutrition; reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure; and improve chronic disease outcomes. This project will focus on implementing impactful system improvements that will lead to reduce the deaths and disabilities associated with chronic disease, especially in groups which bear the greatest burden.

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FLORIDA

Awardee Name: School Board of Miami-Dade County, FL
Funding Amount: $3,133,055
Target Population: Approximately 370,000 students in Miami-Dade County, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and disabled communities
Sectors: Education, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools proposes to implement the 305—Play, Eat, Succeed project to impact the prevalence of childhood obesity for students with disabilities and the Head Start Program. The project will focus on improving nutritional habits, increasing physical activity levels, and achieving a healthy weight.

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GEORGIA

Awardee Name: Tanner Medical Center, Inc.
Funding Amount: $1,219,468
Target Population: Approximately 151,000 residents living in Carroll, Haralson, and Heard Counties, focusing on low-income and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Healthcare, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Tanner Medical Center, Inc. proposes to reduce the burden of chronic diseases and improve the health of residents in a rural three county area in West Georgia, including low-income, uninsured, and underserved individuals to promote healthier lifestyle initiatives. The project, Get Healthy West Georgia, will focus on reducing rates of obesity, improving nutritional awareness, increasing physical activity, reducing tobacco use prevalence, and improving emotional well-being and overall mental health.

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ILLINOIS

Awardee Name: Chicago Public Schools, District 299
Funding Amount: $4,398,118
Target Population: Approximately 404,000 Chicago Public Schools students, staff, and parents, focusing on low-income and racial/ethnic minority communities
Sectors: Education, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) proposes their Healthy CPS project to serve students, parents, and school-based staff in District 299. The project will focus on achieving positive changes in tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, weight, and emotional wellness and mental health.

Awardee Name: Quality Quest for Health of Illinois, Inc.
Funding Amount: $2,404,708
Target Population: Approximately 322,000 residents living in Peoria and Tazewell Counties, focusing on low-income communities
Sectors: Healthcare, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Quality Quest for Health of Illinois proposes to reduce obesity and to reduce death and disability due to tobacco use, heart disease, and stroke in rural Illinois through the Partnership for a Healthy Community: Peoria and Tazewell Counties. This project will focus on reducing tobacco use, improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, increasing adherence to U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations, and improving social and emotional wellness.

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INDIANA

Awardee Name: Welborn Baptist Foundation
Funding Amount: $3,021,957
Target Population: Approximately 376,000 residents in seven counties in southwest Indiana, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and medically underserved, and disabled communities
Sectors: Community, Faith-Based, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The Welborn Baptist Foundation proposes to prevent heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other leading chronic disease-related causes of death and disability by implementing a two-year intensive community approach to promote tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating, clinical preventive services, and healthy and safe physical environments.

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KANSAS

Awardee Name: Young Men's Christian Association of Wichita
Funding Amount: $2,461,198
Target Population: Approximately 382,000 residents living in Wichita, focusing on low-income communities
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The Greater Wichita YMCA, on behalf of the Wichita Health and Wellness Coalition, This project will promote a healthy environment, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living supported by seven cohesive, proven, and sustainable strategies.

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KENTUCKY

Awardee Name: Microclinic International
Funding Amount: $2,433,839
Target Population: Approximately 237,000 residents in the Cumberland Valley, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Microclinic International’s Cumberland Valley Healthy Communities Initiative proposes a multi-pronged, community-driven initiative to reduce obesity, prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and increase the overall well-being of local residents.

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LOUISIANA

Awardee Name: Linking the Parish, Inc. (LTP Medical Mobile)
Funding Amount: $366,075
Target Population: Approximately 370,000 residents living in Lincoln Parish, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Healthcare, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Linking the Parish, Inc (LTP Medical Mobile) proposes to decrease tobacco use, increase levels of physical activity, proper nutrition, and use of high-impact quality clinical and community preventive services. This project, the Health Hut Wellness Campaign, is aimed at reducing obesity and weight-related health problems in a rural population of North Central Louisiana.

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MAINE

Awardee Name: Maine General Medical Center
Funding Amount: $200,000
Target Population: Approximately 91,000 residents living in Kennebec and Somerset Counties
Sectors: Healthcare, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Maine General Medical Center and its Prevention Center with partnered agencies propose to make the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) available to every overweight or obese adult in the region. The NDPP proven program will create access to a lifestyle coach in every community. The organization will use social marketing strategies to facilitate participation and behavior change.

Awardee Name: Maine Development Foundation
Funding Amount: $1,641,120
Target Population: Approximately 182,000 residents living in Maine’s rural towns, focusing on low-income and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The Maine Development Foundation proposes to implement Healthy Maine Streets (HMeS) to address disparate health access and outcomes faced by employees of small businesses in rural towns, whose employees are severely disadvantaged in terms of care and prevention. The project proposes to establish HMeS Wellness Councils in 20 existing downtown development programs to assess and address wellness needs of small employers.

Awardee Name: Maine Health
Funding Amount: $2,425,220
Target Population: Approximately 345,000 residents living in Western and Mid-coastal Maine, focusing on racial/ethnic minority and low-income communities
Sectors: Healthcare, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Maine Health proposes to implement the HOMEtowns (Health of ME) Partnership, which includes a variety of proven system, program, and environmental interventions in western and mid-coastal Maine. This program will promote changes in weight, nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco use, with the overarching goals of reducing the prevalence of chronic diseases, preventing secondary conditions, addressing health disparities, and strengthening the effectiveness of prevention programs.

Awardee Name: Healthy Acadia
Funding Amount: $1,335,314
Target Population: Approximately 87,000 residents living in Hancock and Washington counties in Maine, focusing on low-income communities
Sectors: Community, Public Health
Summary of Project: Healthy Acadia proposes to reduce weight, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve emotional well-being among residents This project will focus on promoting healthy eating and physical activity, improving access to quality preventive health services, and promoting social and emotional wellness.

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MARYLAND

Awardee Name: Institute for Public Health Innovation
Funding Amount: $2,068,444
Target Population: Approximately 401,000 residents living in Prince George’s County, focusing on racial/ethnic minority, low-income, and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Community, Public Health
Summary of Project: The Institute for Public Health Innovation proposes to improve the public health of residents of Maryland by working across disciplines and sectors to develop, support, implement, and evaluate strategies to reduce chronic diseases.

Awardee Name: Prince George's County, Maryland
Funding Amount: $2,639,382
Target Population: Approximately 363,000 residents living in Prince George’s County, focusing on racial/ethnic minority, low-income, and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Government, Public Health
Summary of Project: The Prince George's County Health Department proposes to promote smoke-free residential environments, active living and healthy eating, and access to high quality preventive care for a racial and ethnically diverse population. The intervention audience is affected by numerous health disparities including low rates of access to care and healthy food, high rates of obesity/overweight, and low uptake of preventive services.

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MASSACHUSETTS

Awardee Name: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVC)
Funding Amount: $1,993,443
Target Population: Approximately 153,000 residents living in the city of Springfield, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority communities
Sectors: Government, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: PVC proposes to implement Scene in Springfield, a project intended to: 1) bring a full-service grocery store to the central neighborhood of Springfield as well as a community-wide nutrition education; 2) increase fresh produce venues and year-round markets in the neighborhoods abutting the Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway 3) initiate physical activity programming through the new North Riverfront Park; and 4) educate the community about pedestrian and bike amenities throughout the city.

Awardee Name: YMCA Southcoast
Funding Amount: $1,064,531
Target Population: Approximately 139,000 residents living in the cities of New Bedford and Fall River, focusing on racial/ethnic minority, low-income, medically underserved, and disabled communities and persons affected by mental illness or substance abuse
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: YMCA Southcoast proposes to reduce tobacco exposure in a low-income population of southeast Massachusetts. This project will focus on reducing regional health disparities by creating a comprehensive, extensive pipeline of community health workers to focus on populations with the greatest disease burden.

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MICHIGAN

Awardee Name: Central Michigan District Health Department
Funding Amount: $1,643,798
Target Population: Approximately 191,000 residents living in six rural counties in Central Michigan, focusing on medically underserved communities
Sectors: Government, Public Health
Summary of Project: The Central Michigan District Health Department proposes to improve the health status of the rural six-county region through the Together We Can (TWC) Transform Central Michigan Communities Program. The project will focus on reducing the rate of obesity by improving nutrition, increasing levels of physical activity, and reducing death and disability due to heart disease, stroke, and tobacco use.

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MINNESTOTA

Awardee Name: Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF)
Funding Amount: $204,275
Target Population: Approximately 26,000 residents living in Brown County, focusing on adolescents and communities with health disparities
Sectors: Healthcare, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: MHIF proposes to reduce tobacco use and prevent obesity among rural residents of Brown County impacted by health disparities. This project, called Heart of Brown County, will focus on increasing physical activity, improving access to affordable nutritious foods, and preventing tobacco use among youth and adults.

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MISSOURI

Awardee Name: Ozarks Regional YMCA
Funding Amount: $1,319,403
Target Population: Approximately 159,000 residents living in the city of Springfield, focusing on low-income and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The Ozarks Regional YMCA proposes to create a healthier Springfield by using its STEPS program to promote healthy eating and active living, support tobacco-free living, expand access to and use of clinical and preventive services, create a safer built environment, and promote social and emotional wellness for all residents.

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NEVADA

Awardee Name: Clark County School District
Funding Amount: $2,433,159.07
Target Population: Approximately 346,000 Clark County School District students and staff, focusing on low-income communities
Sectors: Education, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The Clark County School District proposes to partner with the Southern Nevada Health District to prevent obesity and chronic diseases among children and staff within the district. This will be accomplished by increasing implementation of effective physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco use prevention efforts. The implementation of coordinated school health policies, programs, and practices will create a healthy school and connected community environment that reduce rates of chronic diseases.

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NEW YORK

Awardee Name: Health Research, Inc. /New York State Department of Health
Funding Amount: $2,568,597
Target Population: Approximately 416,000 residents living in eight small communities, focusing on racial/ethnic minority and low-income communities
Sectors: Government, Public Health
Summary of Project: The New York State Department of Health/Health Research, Inc. proposes to address the National Prevention Strategy strategic directions of tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating, and healthy and safe physical environments for children ages 0-18 through systems, environmental, and infrastructure improvements in targeted communities in New York State. These strategies will be addressed in a multi-sector implementation plan in the early child care, school, and community settings.

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OHIO

Awardee Name: The Lima Family YMCA
Funding Amount: $1,213,363
Target Population: Approximately 106,000 residents living in Allen County, focusing on racial/ethnic minority, low-income, and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The Lima Family YMCA proposes to increase active living, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living in the Allen County, Ohio community through the Activate Allen County Pioneering Healthier Communities project. This project will focus on increasing smoke-free environments, increasing healthy food options at public venues, increasing access to fresh fruit and vegetables in food deserts, increasing physical activity among school children, and improving access non-motorized transportation options.

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OKLAHOMA

Awardee Name: Indian National Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging (IAAA)
Funding Amount: $244,289
Target Population: Approximately 130,000 residents in the city of Tulsa, focusing on racial/ethnic minority, low-income, and medically underserved communities and persons affected by mental illness or substance abuse
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The IAAA proposes to reduce rates of obesity through improving nutrition and physical activity and reducing rates of death and disability due to heart disease and stroke, and improving emotional well-being and overall mental health of residents. This project will help the audience maintain a healthy weight, improve proper nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve their emotional well-being and overall mental health.

Awardee Name: Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc.
Funding Amount: $512,520
Target Population: Approximately 60,000 residents living in Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and medically underserved communities and persons affected by mental illness or substance abuse
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The Little Dixie Community Action Agency intends to implement Project CORE (Community Outreach and Rural Education). Project CORE aims to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, improve nutritional quality of foods and beverages served in schools and early child care settings, improve the quality of physical activity in schools, workplaces, and the community, provide education and training to health care providers and the community, and encourage use of clinical preventive services through education and social marketing strategies.

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OREGON

Awardee Name: Northeast Oregon Network
Funding Amount: $572,776
Target Population: Approximately 23,000 residents in three rural counties in northeast Oregon, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The Northeast Oregon Network proposes to address disease self-management by increasing opportunities for active transportation, training community health workers and peer leaders; and completing a community health assessment.

Awardee Name: City of Beaverton
Funding Amount: $1,583,458
Target Population: Approximately 257,000 residents living in eastern Washington County and portions of Multnomah County, focusing on low-income, racial/ethnic minority, and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Government, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: The city of Beaverton proposes to improve the health care delivery system for low-income and medically underserved populations through implementation of the Beaverton Community Health Partners Project. The project will focus on establishing an integrated care network, designing new health and wellness policies and programs, and updating the city’s comprehensive plan to improve programs that reduce tobacco prevalence, obesity and heart disease.

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Awardee Name: YMCA of Greenville
Funding Amount: $1,954,323
Target Population: Approximately 192,000 Greenville County Schools students, staff, and parents
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project:YMCA of Greenville proposes to create healthy schools for all students and families in Greenville County Schools The project will focus on improving nutrition in school meals and afterschool settings, promoting physical activity, completing school wellness plans, increasing active transit through Safe Routes to Schools, and providing bike/pedestrian training.

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TEXAS

Awardee Name: Project Vida
Funding Amount: $318,135
Target Population: Approximately 152,000 residents living in El Paso County, focusing on racial/ethnic minority and low-income communities and persons affected by mental illness or substance abuse
Sectors: Community, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Project Vida proposes to lead a collaborative community transformation project to reduce the disproportionate burden of chronic diseases in the non-city portions of El Paso County. This project will focus on improving active living and healthy eating, increasing use of high-impact quality clinical and community preventive services, and improving social and emotional wellness.

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WASHINGTON

Awardee Name: Seattle Children's Hospital
Funding Amount: $3,658,205
Target Population: Approximately 480,000 residents living in South Seattle and Seattle King County, focusing on low-income and racial/minority communities
Sectors: Healthcare, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Seattle Children’s Hospital proposes to implement across a small set of sectors positioned to reach the entire intervention population (child care, youth-serving organizations, schools, hospitals, low-income housing) for obesity prevention and tobacco control.

Awardee Name: Inland Northwest Health Services
Funding Amount: $931,815
Target Population: Approximately 53,000 children living in six rural eastern Washington State counties, focusing on low-income and medically underserved communities
Sectors: Healthcare, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project: Inland Northwest Health Services proposes to improve healthy nutrition, physical activity, and emotional well-being and mental health in a high-need population of children in the intervention area through the Start Healthy, Start Now (SHSN) initiative. The project will focus on improving nutrition quality of foods and beverages served or available by increasing the availability and affordability of healthful foods in child care and early childhood education settings and improving trauma-informed care.

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WEST VIRGINIA

Awardee Name: West Virginia University Research Corporation
Funding Amount: $377,796
Target Population: Approximately 70,000 residents living in five rural counties in West Virginia, focusing on medically underserved communities
Sectors: Education, Non-Public Health
Summary of Project:West Virginia University Research Corporation proposes to implement the BE HEALTHY NOW community initiative, focused on children and youth ages 5-17 and adults ages 18-64 in five counties, four of which are designated as rural. This project will focus on achieving a healthy weight, proper nutrition, physical activity, and emotional well-being/overall mental health.

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