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Healthy Communities Program (2008-2012)

This program is no longer funded. Learn more about current DCH programs.

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CDC’s Healthy Communities Program (HCP) worked through local, state, territory, and national partnerships to prevent chronic diseases and reduce health gaps.

HCP helped to increase the skills and commitment of community leaders and stakeholders to develop and promote lasting strategies that help people make healthy choices where they live, learn, work, and play.

These efforts addressed key factors that raise the risk of disease, including:

  • Physical inactivity.
  • Unhealthy eating.
  • Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

CDC funded 331 communities and 52 state and territorial health departments through HCP.

To learn more about the Health Communities Program, check out the Program Overview or the links below.