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The Small Communities Program

In 2012, CTG was expanded to support areas with fewer than 500,000 people in neighborhoods, school districts, villages, towns, cities, and counties to increase opportunities to prevent chronic diseases and promote health. In an effort to reach more people, approximately $70 million was awarded to 40 communities to implement broad, sustainable strategies that will reduce health disparities and expand clinical and community preventive services that will directly impact about 9.2 million Americans. The expansion of CTG ensures that more Americans will benefit from healthier environments and have access to healthier options.

Consistent with the overall CTG program, these new awards support the five "Strategic Directions" from the National Prevention Strategy: 1) tobacco-free living, 2) active living and healthy eating, 3) high-impact quality clinical and community preventive services, 4) social and emotional wellness, and 5) healthy and safe physical environments.

Awardees will conduct activities that contribute to the overall goals of the CTG program and help achieve positive change in one or more of the following five outcome measures; changes in:

  1. Weight
  2. Proper nutrition
  3. Physical activity
  4. Tobacco use
  5. Social and emotional well-being

Examples of community initiatives include:

  • Increasing access to physical activity through quality physical education instruction in schools
  • Increasing access to healthy foods by supporting local farmers and neighborhood grocery stores
  • Protecting people from secondhand smoke exposure in indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Facilitating the early identification of mental health needs and access to quality services

The Small Communities program is a two-year program concluding in 2014.

State CTG Small Communities
Community Health Councils, Inc.
County of Sonoma
St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake
County of Santa Clara
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Department of Health
School Board of Miami-Dade County
Tanner Medical Center, Inc.
Chicago Public Schools, District 299
Quality Quest for Health of Illinois, Inc.
Welborn Baptist Foundation, Inc.
YMCA of Wichita
Microclinic International
Linking the Parish, Inc.
MaineGeneral Medical Center
Maine Development Foundation
Healthy Acadia
Institute for Public Health Innovation
Prince George’s County
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
YMCA Southcoast
Central Michigan District Health Department
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Ozarks Regional YMCA
Clark County School District
New York
Health Research, Inc./New York State Department of Health
The Lima Family YMCA
Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc.
Indian Nation Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Northeast Oregon Network
City of Beaverton
South Carolina
YMCA of Greenville
Project Vida
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Inland Northwest Health Services
West Virginia
West Virginia University Research Corporation
Tribal Awardees
Tohono O’odham Community Action
Benewah Medical Center
Cherokee Nation


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